4th October 2019

Mums and Dads invited to NHS Health and Social Care recruitment event

Mums and dads who have been out of the jobs market for a long time are being invited to come to a special event in Norwich to find out about opportunities in health and care.

The information session is being held at the Kastle Kids Unit within Castle Mall in Norwich on Wednesday 9th October between 10.30am and 1pm.

There will be information on the skills needed for employment within health and care, apprenticeships, how to apply for jobs and how to find work in the health and care sector. This will also provide an opportunity for local health and care employers to understand the types of roles and flexible working arrangements people are looking for to suit their individual needs.

People will be encouraged to think about work experience, volunteering, traineeships and flexible working to suit the family. There will also be a strong focus on the benefits of having a routine through getting back into work for peoples health and wellbeing.

There is a particular invitation for anyone who has been out of the job market for a while because they have been at home with the kids, or for anyone who has found looking after the little ones socially isolating.

Alan Holland, CEO of Get Me Out The Four Walls, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the NHS for this important opportunity for our local parents and carers. It can be incredibly difficult for parents to re-enter the workplace, and by offering opportunities such as this, we hope to support our community in a new and exciting way.”

Get Me Out The Four Walls was created to ensure that no mother, father or carer feels alone and isolated at home after the birth of their children. By creating informal social meets they aim to give as many people the opportunity to escape their house and meet others which they believe helps prevent parental mental illnesses such as postnatal depression, and helps aid stabilisation of mental health.

They also strive to support parents who are struggling with a mental illness by offering 1 to 1 peer support and social meets.

The health and care workforce event is being organised jointly with the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership, which is made up of local NHS, wider health and social care organisations, voluntary sector and county councils working together.

The STP Director of Workforce, Anna Morgan, said: “Our future workforce depends on our ability to recruit people with the right values, people that want to care and make a difference to people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable. Parents of children of any age are ideal for health and care careers as they have gained many important skills and experience as a result of being a parent which transfer well into caring roles.”

For further information about the even on October 9th, please contact: info@getmeout.org.uk


3rd July 2019

Ambitious parenting charity expanding into Suffolk

One of Norfolk’s leading parenting charities is making the leap across the border as it begins to offer its services in Suffolk.

Get Me Out The Four Walls, which has a network of volunteer ambassadors organising meet ups for parents and carers all over Norfolk, has recently received NHS funding to expand into Suffolk.

The first Suffolk meet will take place in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds on 7th July from 11am-2pm, where local families are invited to bring a picnic and meet staff from the charity.

Kelly Moulds, Service Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, said: “The aim of our charity is simple – to provide parents and carers with opportunities to get out of the house and meet other people.

“By creating informal social meets we aim to give as many people the opportunity to escape their house and meet others which we believe helps prevent the onset of parental mental illnesses such as postnatal depression, and helps aid stabilisation of mental health.

“We are incredibly proud and delighted to be expanding our service into Suffolk, and cannot wait to establish a network of ambassadors here. If anyone is interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you!”

All the meets being organised in Suffolk will be listed on the Get Me Out The Four Walls Suffolk Facebook page – www.facebook.com/groups/gmotfwsuffolk.

Get Me Out The Four Walls was established in 2015 by mum Naomi Farrow as a way of getting local parents out of the house by organising meet ups in her area. The idea soon grew, and now there are around 30 ambassadors across Norfolk volunteering as ambassadors, organising meets everywhere from cafes and soft play centres to the cinema and beach. The organisation became a registered charity in March 2018.

For more information about the charity, or to find out more about becoming an ambassador, visit www.getmeout.org.uk or email info@getmeout.org.uk.


11th June 2019

National funding for local parenting charity

Parenting charity Get Me Out The Four Walls has received nearly £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help parents and carers in Norfolk.

Get Me Out The Four Walls was established in 2015 by Norfolk mum Naomi Farrow as a way of getting local parents out of the house by organising meet ups in her area. The idea soon grew, and now there are around 30 ambassadors across Norfolk volunteering as ambassadors, organising meets everywhere from cafes and soft play centres to the cinema and beach. The organisation became a registered charity in March 2018.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see the charity able to host weekly meet ups in the Kastle Kids unit in Castle Mall, where free activities will be put on for children to enjoy with their parents or carers. Staff and volunteers from Get Me Out The Four Walls will be on hand to provide support and advice to parents and carers who might need it.

Kelly Moulds, Service Manager said: “We’re delighted that the National Lottery Community Fund has provided us with the funding to be able to expand this already successful project. Now we will be able to offer weekly sessions in Castle Mall for parents and carers to get out of their four walls and find support with our friendly team.”

For more information about the sessions, visit www.getmeout.org.uk and www.facebook.com/gmotfw.