Aylsham Care Trust (ACT Centre)

Who We Are 

AYLSHAM CARE TRUST (ACT) is a non-profitmaking charity founded in 1985 by Rees Coghlan based at the ACT Centre, St. Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham. ACT provides a wide range of services for this area of North Norfolk which is challenged by significant health and other problems such as mental health issues, physical illnesses as well as additional barriers such as increasing personal and social isolation. It offers a wide range of activity and support which encourages the individual to feel empowered and to remain in control of their lives.



 Luncheon Clubs

Providing hot freshly cooked lunches held  every Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday. Venues for these are Maingay House. The Methodist Hall, Bure Valley House and Jubilee Close, Cawston & ACT Centre. Transport is provided for those who need it. Wonderful food and great company!  Call ACT Centre: 01263 733385

Orange Blossom Cafe

Offers   freshly  prepared    hot  meals and cold drinks as  well as providing a warm welcome to all visitors in an      attractive seating area.

Open:  09.00 – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Also, we will cater for small or large groups, children’s parties etc. with special cut price deals. For more information, Tel. 01263 733 385 

 Social Outings 

Throughout the year we provide many outings to local events and places of interest using our minibuses. These outings can provide a great social event for people who need company or maybe have a health or mobility problem. These trips are really popular and enjoyable. Tel. ACT 01263 733385

 Shopping Trips 

The ACT minibus service brings people into Aylsham from the outskirts of town

and surrounding villages for shopping and other essential needs.   Call ACT Centre 01263 733385

Essential Car Transport Services

Our transport service provided by volunteer private car owners, (all DBS checked), is always in great demand  and   helps people access essential health and other care services. Just call Alison Wright for all transport needs:     Tel 01263 733385

Pastoral Care 

In line with our Christian ethos, and as well as holding our Sunday Services, ACT provides pastoral care in other situations, including prayer, pastoral visit and home communion. Phone Rev Patrick Coghlan, Tel. 01263 738938

Counselling Services

Offers a safe and confidential counselling  by  qualified Christian male and female counsellors for all types of trauma and distress. Our counselling room offers a relaxing and comfortable environment. Phone Patrick Coghlan on the confidential helpline for an appointment and an initial no obligation chat. Tel. 01263 733 385

Coffee Mornings 

The Pop-In coffee Morning held every Thursday morning between 9:00a.m. and 11.00a.m. at the Town hall provides a regular meeting place for people to have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Just call in and enjoy. A time to go shopping as well. For transport phone ACT Centre 01263 733385

 Art & Crafts Plus 

is a club which will offer a range of Art and Crafts along with other activities such as reminiscence, music, films suited especially for people who need extra support with their physical and mental health issues. Ring Alison Wright Tel 01263 733 385 for further details.


Just call if you need help, support or just someone to listen to you . Whatever the issue ACT will try and help or link you to an agency who can. Patrick Coghlan on the Helpline (01263 733 385 / 01263 738 938)

 Sunday Services 

The ACT centre will be the venue for Sunday “Songs of Praise” services led by Rev. Patrick Coghlan. These will be generally held at 3.00pm once a month followed by a light refreshments. Minibuses with wheelchair tail lifts will be available to collect and drop off anyone who needs transport, (subject to availability). Call Alison Wright, Tel. 01263 733 385

 ACT Facilities for Hire

The superb conference facilities equipped with the latest Audio/visual equipment, underfloor heating, staging and upholstered chairs available for hire at very competetive rates. This is ideal for conferences, seminars, presentations, children’s parties, dances etc. We can offer freshly prepared food and teas/coffees etc. which suit your event. In addition, we have large and smaller offices for short and longer term rent all fully equipped with desks, chairs, telephone and PC. We have regular users of our conference hall and small rooms. Call Jess Holland, Tel. 01263 733 385 for further details.

Executive Lead of ACT: Daniel Williams 

Email:  daniel@aylshamcaretrust.com

(ACT , Worstead Day Care & Aylsham Community Ventures)


‘Linking together people in need with helpers who care’



Charity Registration No. 296411

 Registered Office: 23 Charles Ewing Close,

Aylsham, Norfolk. NR11 6JQ


The ACT Centre

St. Michael’s Care Complex

St. Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA

Tel. 01263 733385

































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