Support for Carers


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Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Our members provide meetings in all major towns and cities and are committed to being there for you when you need help. Whatever your relationship with the drinker, you will find other people who […]

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Autism Suffolk

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The National Autistic Society Centres provide personalised services to meet the specific needs of each individual that we support; like Elysia, who has attended a weekly social skills session at our Lancashire Centre since 2016. Through an enjoyable, effective and meaningful range of services, we encourage autistic adults to learn new skills and become as independent as […]

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Down’s Syndrome Association

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Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are. Here you will find answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. This information will help you to separate the facts from some common misconceptions. If you do […]

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Genesis (Orwell Mencap)

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We are a local charity started by parents of people with disabilities. As a not-for-profit, user-led organisation we believe in providing people with services of the highest quality. We try our best to keep the costs as low as possible to give our clients the maximum scope of support possible and as a Charity any […]

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Navigator Lowestoft

A new service at Lowestoft Library for the citizens of Lowestoft which will be of particular interest to people with disabilities, carers and family carers, setting the standard with a fresh approach to involving people with a very modern twist! The Navigator, based within Lowestoft Library is available for anyone to drop in and meet […]

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PASTEL is a Community Interest Company – “it does what it says on the tin”. It is a social enterprise – a business with a social aim. We aim to support the less fortunate in and around rural East Suffolk. We aim to  be self-sustaining in the longer term, but still rely on periodic donations […]

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SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness, following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles published in The Times entitled The Forgotten Illness. Written by the charity’s founder and chief executive, Marjorie Wallace, the articles exposed the neglect of people suffering from mental illness […]

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Suffolk SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) is a confidential and impartialinformation, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). It is free, easy to access and confidential. We can help children, parents and young people take part in decisions that affect their lives. We offer information, advice and […]

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Suffolk Families Information Service

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Offering free and impartial advice to parents about finding childcare, the funded early education entitlement and other family services for 0-19 year olds. The Suffolk Family Information Service (also known as FIS) can help you: find out about funded early education for your 3 or 4 year old find out if your child is eligible to receive the funded […]

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Suffolk Family Carers

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What we do Caring can be extremely complicated. The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated. Filling in paperwork can be complicated. Trying to organise a break can be complicated. Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated. We’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t […]

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The Debenham Project

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It is now almost 9 years since the public meeting took place which was pivotal in the way that Debenham and its surrounding villages are addressing the challenges of their ageing population. That meeting led to a unique project in which our community has taken responsibility for the welfare and support of those who are […]

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The Matthew Project

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Our purpose as a charity is to enable people to make more informed choices concerning their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being, in a way which reflects our belief in unconditional acceptance in order to: Actively empower individuals Encourage their sense of self worth Help them realise their full potential We will do this through […]

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The Smile Café

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The SMILE Cafe is a weekly pop-up community cafe, running every Thursday from 10am to 2pm, at the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham. It’s a community cafe for use by all residents in, and visitors to, the Saxmundham area. It provides an oasis for a relaxing break, with refreshments. The SMILE Cafe especially welcomes Carers and vulnerable adults, […]

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