Health & Wellbeing

ChildrenFamily CarersHelp with FoodLiving with DementiaLocal GP Surgeries & PharmaciesMental Health & Counselling ServicesVisual Impairment


The Phoenix Children’s Centre in Sudbury is a good source of help and information, with lots of regular groups  running.  For  more information please call them on 01787 888666.

Helping you through the highs and lows of parenting 

Number 72 is a coffee shop and advice centre where families and individuals in Sudbury and surrounding villages can receive help and support that’s informal and free.

Tel: 01787 310610

E-mail: [email protected]

FREE Online Well-being Support

The Well-being Service are offering various free workshops to help children, young people and their parents, including:

  • Successful Study by the Youth Well-being Service for under 25’s
  • Raising Happy Resilient Children an online webinar monthly
  • Parenting the Anxious Child an online webinar monthly
  • Dealing with Feeling Anxious and Dealing with Feeling Down, both are monthly workshops, on different days, online
  • My Toolkit for Successful Study

Please visit for more info.

Family Carers

Are you a Family Carer?

The Sudbury Family Carers group have been meeting together each month for a  number of years.  The meetings give the Carers a chance to get away from their responsibilities for a couple of hours and exchange experiences and to hear interesting speakers.  The group is affiliated to Suffolk Family Carers.

Meetings are held on the first floor of the Sudbury Health Centre on the second Tuesday of each month between 1.30 and 3.30pm. Tea and coffee are provided.

For more information please call Chris Proffitt on 01787 374289 or email: [email protected]

Help with Food

Hot Meals Delivered

The Bridge deliver hot lunches to residents across Sudbury, Great Cornard, Long Melford, Acton and Great Waldingfield.

From hearty meals to lighter snacks, their meal delivery service is perfect for those who may be recovering from illness, injury or surgery, or those who may not be in a position to cook themselves a nutritious meal.  You can request a meal every day, or once a month: it’s a very flexible service.

Contact The Bridge Project on 01787 313691 for more information or go to their website.

Food Vouchers

If you don’t have enough money to buy food for yourself and your family, you may be able to get a food box from the Storehouse. To receive emergency food from a Foodbank you will need a ‘food request slip’.  You can get this from the following people;

CAB                     Open House           Mental Health Services          Turning Point            Your Local Church
Job Centre           Social Services         Children’s Centres                   Catch 22                     some GPs
Solo Housing       Genesis Housing      Orwell Housing                 The Befriending Scheme office

If you are unable to get a food request slip, then please call them on 07973 710905 .  They hold weekly drop-ins on Tuesday and Friday 1-3pm at the Vineyard Centre, Tudor Road, Sudbury CO10 1NP (next to The Phoenix Children’s Centre.

The Storehouse foodbank will treat you with respect and dignity.  They will offer you a warm welcome, refreshments and a friendly chat. It is a Christian organisation but your own beliefs will be respected.

Have a Free Homemade Lunch

Drop in on Mondays 12pm-2pm at The Suffolk Road Church, Suffolk Road, Sudbury. Contact 01787 311558 for more information.

No Pressure, No Questions;  just lunch and a friendly face.

Living with Dementia

According to recent statistics, there are over 500 people living in Sudbury who have been diagnosed with Dementia.  If you or someone you love are affected, it can be a difficult and frightening time.  But there are organisations who can offer help, advice and companionship.


Sue Ryder Dementia Together are there to provide practical information and support for people who are curious, concerned about or living with dementia, and their carers in Suffolk.   You can call them for FREE on 08081 688 000

The DECAF cafe   takes place at The Bridge Project each Monday from 11am to 3pm.  It’s a Dementia-friendly drop-in session, with staff available to offer advice and support.

The Quay Theatre runs film showings that are adapted to be more suitable and welcoming for people with Dementia.  Please click on the link below for their most recent listing;

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Sudbury Dementia Action Alliance is a new group in Sudbury who are committed to improving the lives of Dementia sufferers and their family.  The best way to contact them at present or find out more about the group, is to visit their Facebook page  by clicking on this link.

Local GP Surgeries & Pharmacies

If you urgently need to see a GP out of hours, call your surgery, even if it’s closed.  The answerphone message  will give you options of what to do.

If in doubt telephone number 111 for advice. This is free.


Surgeries in Sudbury

  • Siam Surgery is now based within Sudbury Community Health Centre

T: 01787 886 444

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

  • Hardwicke House Parctice

Stour Street, Sudbury CO10 2AY

T: 01787 370 011

  • Meadow Lane Surgery

Little Roseworthy, 22 Meadow Lane, Sudbury CO10 2TD

T: 01787 310 000

  • The Cornard Surgery

67 Pot Kiln Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0DH

T: 01787 880 337


Mental Health & Counselling Services

Emotional support and counselling

The Kernos Centre provides professional counselling and support for people with emotional and psychological difficulties in Sudbury and the surrounding area. Suitable therapy is available to everyone – with no financial constraints or time limit.

For help and information call Kernos on 01787 882 883 or ask your GP for a referral.

Informal Support and Friendship

A friendly support group, free tea, coffee and biscuits! Held at Christopher Centre fortnightly on Friday mornings. Contact Chit Chat on 07587984244

Art in Mind runs from Gainsborough House

Contact [email protected]

Visual Impairment

Sudbury VIPs (Visually Impaired People) meet regularly for coffee mornings and have regular trips arranged.

Call Carol on 01787 828203 for more information.

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