Support for Families

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – The National Charity of the British Army. Here for every soldier, veteran and their family – for life. We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and former soldiers from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments […]

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Action on Elder Abuse (AEA)

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A major point to remember – whether you are personally coping with abuse or whether you are concerned about the abuse of another – is that you are not alone. Abusers very often exploit the fact that someone may be (or feel) isolated. They can encourage, emphasise or create dependency in someone in order to […]

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Families Anonymous

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What exactly is FA? Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem. The Fellowship is […]

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Family Action

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Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. We have been building stronger families since 1869 – today working with over 45,000 families through over 135 community-based services. Thousands more are supported financially through our national small grants programmes. Reaching out to […]

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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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Iceni Ipswich

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The team at Iceni have a diverse range of experience, qualifications and expertise.  Above all else we have a passion for social justice, fairness, working with people and the process of change. We come from a variety of backgrounds including social work and therapeutic practice. We hold a range of qualifications and accreditation’s from our […]

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SANE

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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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St Elizabeth Hospice

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St Elizabeth Hospice aims to improve life for people living with progressive and  terminal illnesses by: Providing multi-disciplinary holistic specialist and dedicated palliative care services to patients, their families and carers. Working alongside other statutory and voluntary agencies to provide specialist and dedicated palliative care, in a timely manner, where the patient wishes to be. […]

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Suffolk County Council – Parenting Programmes

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Parenting programmes are run by Suffolk County Council and partner organisations in the voluntary and community sector. The programmes bring experienced workers, parents and carers together to: Discuss issues Share concerns Gain practical advice and information Parenting programmes are organised and delivered by staff working for Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, and partner organisations […]

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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 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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