NHS Norfolk and Waveney is considering what to do with a largely-empty building at Benjamin Court in Cromer.

It has been used in the past to provide a range of health and care options, but has not been used fully since June 2023 when Norfolk County Council decided to change how it provides care and support to people needing short-term rehabilitation, choosing instead to care for people in their own homes.

NHS Norfolk and Waveney has approached other NHS trusts and local organisations to see if they have ideas about how it can be used in the future.

One local NHS trust said it would be interested in a small space for nurses to use in between visits, and a housing provider also expressed interest, but would need to carry out a feasibility study before looking into this in more detail.

The local community is very interested in what happens to the building and have ideas for how it could be used.

You can download more detailed information about the engagement at the bottom of this page.

 

You can share your ideas in a number of ways.

Take part in the digital survey by clicking the button below

Sharing your ideas at one of the drop-in sessions being held on the following dates:

  • 13 May – Sheringham Library – 1.00pm-5.00pm
  • 14 May – The Hub at Sheringham Little Theatre – 10.00am-12.00pm
  • 15 May – Roys of Wroxham – 10.00am-12.00pm
  • 16 May – Community Supermarket at Wicken Green near Fakenham – 10.30am-12.00pm
  • 16 May – A spot on the WOW Bus in Fakenham Market Place – 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • 17 May – Cromer Library – 10.30am-5.00pm
  • 21 May – North Walsham Community Centre – 1.00-3.00

All feedback must be received by July 17, 2024.

 

Public Meeting

There is also a public meeting being held where people can share their ideas about the future of the Benjamin Court buliding publicly. Comments from this meeting will also be included in the feedback which is analysed as part of this engagement process. The meeting will also have an independent chair, Patrick Peal who is the chair of Healthwatch Norfolk.

This will be held at the North Norfolk District Council Offices on Tuesday July 16 from 6pm to 7.30pm. *Please note change of date*

The public meeting will be ticketed to ensure people can participate comfortably and the accessibility needs of anyone attending are known in advance. Tickets are free.

To book, you can either log on to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benjamin-court-public-meeting-tickets-902211096677

Or telephone NHS Norfolk and Waveney on 01603 595857.

What happens next?

Healthwatch Norfolk will analyse all of the responses it receives, and produce a report for NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB). The ICB will then review the report and the ideas put forward and take a decision.

Background information

The Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) has compiled a document with more information and background about the engagement. Please note that since publication of the documents below, the deadline date to share feedback has been extended to July 17, 2024. You can download those by pressing the buttons below: