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Sleep Teams Are Made of These

It was sweet dreams for all at Sleep East when the Norfolk based social enterprise was successful in its bid for an Unltd Millennium Awards Trust ‘Do It’ award.

This award will be an invaluable resource of funding and training, giving us a great start.

- Joy Bishop,
Founder of Sleep East
Sleep East is a Norfolk based social enterprise that has received support through the Great Yarmouth Skills, Enterprise and Assets project. Founded by Joy Bishop, a qualified sleep counsellor, Sleep East will run sleep clinics to support parents and carers in managing their children’s sleep problems through cognitive techniques and individually tailored sleep plans.  They will also deliver Good Sleep Routine Workshops to local businesses and their employees.

Recently, with support from Business in the Community, Ed Savory at Leathes Prior has been mentoring Joy, providing support and training in business development. This support has enabled Joy to fully establish Sleep East and successfully bid for an Unltd Millennium Award,

Following a competitive application process, Sleep East will receive a package of 1 to 1 support, expert advice, access to resources as well as a start-up grant to enable the enterprise to support families in the region.

Joy said: “This award will be an invaluable resource of funding and training, giving us a great start.  Sleep East’s team of qualified Sleep Counsellors specialise in support for parents and carers of children with complex and additional needs.  We also offer training through Sleep Workshops.”

Sleep East’s business mentor, Ed Savory at Leathes Prior, is delighted with their success and the impact this will have on their services:

“It is fantastic to see Joy and her team’s hard work and drive to improve the lives of those affected by poor sleep quality recognised by UnLtd.  The Award will help Sleep East to provide sleep therapy and support for local families across the region that, for some, is so desperately needed.”

For further information on the Great Yarmouth Social Enterprise programme contact Mike Brophy Business Development Director.