Health & Wellbeing
According to the National Autistic Society, “Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them”.
For help, support and more information call The Autism Room in Sudbury on 01787 464276.
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]
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.
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 Homecooked 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.
Free cooked lunch
No questions, no pressure, just a free homemade lunch and a friendly face. Every Monday at Christopher Centre 12pm – 2pm. Contact 01787 311558/Email [email protected]
Living with Cancer
Don’t Face Cancer Alone . Need to Talk? Call Ruth or Phil Worsley Tel: 01787 370978
Sudbury Area Cancer Support Group is a group of cancer survivors providing a local support group where adults (18+) with cancer and their carers can share experiences, obtain information and take part in social activities.
- Cafe Club takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12pm to 2pm at The Loft, 3 Gaol Lane, Sudbury CO10 1JL. Join them for an informal chat over coffee and cake.
- Evening Meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm in the Common Lands Room at The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough St., Sudbury CO10 2EU
Meetings are free and open to anyone affected by cancer, their partners and friends from Sudbury and surrounding villages.
Call and speak to Ruth or Phil on the number above or email: [email protected]
There is also a Cancer Rehab Exercise Programme every Thursday at 6.30pm for 50 mins. It takes place at Sudbury Sports Centre, Tudor Road, CO10 1NW and costs £5.60/session. For more information please contact Janine Potter on 07949 098926 or by email: [email protected]
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;
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
- 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]
Sudbury VIPs (Visually Impaired People) meet regularly for coffee mornings and have regular trips arranged.
Call Carol on 01787 828203 for more information.