A "life-saving" charity that supports people struggling with loneliness, crime and domestic challenges has been given the green light to open a shop that will help fund its work.

Future Projects will establish the store at its Baseline Centre in Knowland Grove in the Marl Pit estate.

The charity, which helps vulnerable people across Norfolk, will run the shop from its existing front office at the centre - a move bosses say will "help fund and sustain our services in the local area".

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No structural changes will be made to the building and centre opening times will remain the same.

Planning documents submitted to Norwich City Council state: "The shop will provide a significant additional income stream for our charity.

"This will help to fund our community services in which we support local people with a range of challenges they face, such as to do with housing, finances, employability, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, family and domestic challenges, crime and so on."