Meet the new manager of Great Yarmouth Pathway

14th October 2020

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I come from a small town in Cheshire. I spent my childhood in the North of England and it was a wonderful area to grow up in. I have very fond memories

I joined the University of East Anglia to study for my degree in 2007 and have lived in Great Yarmouth ever since. I was attracted to the prospectus’ bold claim of Norwich being the “driest city in the country” (something very appealing to a northerner!) as well as the university’s great reputation of course. I love being here as there’s a magical balance of coast and countryside, with so many beautiful sights on the doorstep. I will never take being next to the sea for granted (and neither will my dog!)
PATHWAY LEAFLETI have been appointed as the new manager at Great Yarmouth Pathway Café & Support Centre. I am very excited about this opportunity; to make a positive impact, to meet a multiplicity of unique personalities, and to help develop our charity and move forwards
Pathway is a café and resource centre based at the Minster Mission in Great Yarmouth. We offer a hot meal, plus lunch bag 3 times a week, as well as food cupboard provisions, and also give access to support networks, signposting to local agencies. But what I believe we do best (and most importantly) is provide a friendly, consistent, and reliable pillar, for the vulnerable, lonely, displaced, and homeless within our community. In an uncertain, unstable and unpredictable world, we offer a comfortable, supportive, and safe space for our customers
I am particularly looking forward to forming a network and working together with colleagues internally and externally, in order to provide the best possible offering to our customers and make a positive impact on as many lives as possible
I think a big challenge will be the unpredictability of this work: you never know what will happen next. That being said, I am an optimistic glass-half-full individual and I try and view ‘challenges’ as ‘surprise unplanned opportunities’
Pathway has obviously had to radically change our way of working during Covid. We adapted our service from open café (often serving 100+ people, 3 days a week) to a takeaway service and are proud that we continued to serve our customers throughout the pandemic. During the evolving situation we will continue to change with the developments and are looking forward to getting people back through the doors as soon as is viable. We understand that Great Yarmouth Pathway is vital for our community now more than ever, and have worked hard to deliver an unfaltering service
We have a page on the Norfolk Feeds 5000 website and a Facebook page which give more detail and information about what we do. I am also always available to answer any questions and you can email me at We heavily rely on volunteers to fuel our charity and are always looking to increase our cohort of volunteers. We also welcome any donations, all of which enable us to continue changing lives


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