The Hamlet

From birth to 29 years and beyond, we provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs.

We believe people with disabilities and complex health needs deserve to be valued for who they are. This means being given the chance to explore choice, communicate, unlock potential and take new opportunities. 

We work with babies to young adults at 29 years. This allows us, often over many years, to gain both trust and a real insight as to how best to create a person-centred plan to support each individual and their family. 

What makes us different?

  • We go the extra mile
  • We place an emphasis on fun
  • We choose vibrant and innovative approaches which embrace technology
  • We create a family feel

The History of The Hamlet

As a charity we support and enrich the lives of families, children and adults at our two locations in Norwich. Established in 1972 by inspirational couple Jack and Margaret Wymer, the charity has evolved from its beginnings as a Toy Library into a charity offering a range of services for children and adults from birth. 

Today we offer a wide range of high quality services to support over 500 families each year from across Norfolk. These services promote integration and inclusion by breaking down barriers that often exist for people with disabilities. 


Gerry Blyth

Viscountess Sheelin Knollys

June Thoburn

Sir William Utting

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