A warm welcome from all of us here at Thornage Hall Independent Living.
Thornage Hall is an independent charity that is located in the idyllic countryside of North Norfolk.
We provide supported living for adults with learning disabilities with the vision of creating an environmentally sustainable world where everyone can live, learn and work together in a meaningful way, regardless of ability or disability.
Our Textiles Workshop has always been a popular specialism for both our tenants and Day Service users. With a wide skill based curriculum that covers textile techniques, materials and product design, our workshop users are always developing their knowledge and skills around textile practise.
Our new Textiles Workshop Leader Kelly, who holds a degree in Textile Design from University of the Arts London. With industry experience and a tutoring background, Kelly leads the workshop ensuring our users are learning new skills, tools and equipment, encouraging a boost of self confidence, independence and creative flare in their work.
Textile's 2021 curriculum unveils new specialist areas such as Domestic Machine knitting, Eco Printing, Macrame and Jewellery making, we can't wait to show you all the new and exciting products we are yet to produce!
"Thank you for the Cat Nip Toys which arrived yesterday, which are very much appreciated by Archie. It has been licked, sniffed and kicked since arriving!"
"Please pass on my thanks to Anny for the beautiful card, she is very talented."
Thornage Hall Independent Living provides supported living accommodation in 5 houses located in the beautiful surroundings of the Thornage Hall estate.
We run a biodynamic farm which provides food for those living in our houses, as well as sales to local organic outlets. We have built on the success of the farm and have converted farm buildings into studios for our Day Services offering a range of craft, IT and artistic activity - greatly enriching the lives of those people with learning disabilities who have a thirst to develop new skills within a working environment.
Choice: in daily activities, in participation in the Thornage community, in participation in the wider community, in pathways to employment and volunteering, in skills development, in spiritual and cultural life
Inclusion: in the wider community, in decisions in personal issues as well as life at Thornage Hall, in work, social, cultural, spiritual and home life
Respect and Independence and Individuality: to be valued for who you are, to develop to your full potential, to develop your own spiritual and cultural beliefs
Care and Support: for individuals, for the environment, for the community at Thornage Hall, for the wider community in Holt and Norfolk.
Respecting Rights and Responsibilities: for equality, for self determination, for individuality, for safety
Respect for the Environment: on the land, in our houses, in our daily living.