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Find out more about local support services

Posted by Waveney District Council on 24 January 2018 | Comments

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Residents are invited to find out more about the broad range of support and advice available to them in the local area.

A Community Information Event is being held at the Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft on Thursday 1 February. Organised by Community Action Suffolk and the East Suffolk Communities Team, the event offers residents the chance to meet local groups and organisations who provide a range of support, information and health services. Free health checks will also be available.

Cllr Stephen Ardley, Waveney’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities said:

“This is an excellent opportunity for residents to find out more about the wealth of support and information available locally to help with both physical and mental wellbeing, social isolation, employment and more.”

Kareena Chapman, Kirkley Centre Manager said:

“We’re delighted that the Kirkley Centre is hosting this community event. Many voluntary groups and charities use the centre on a daily basis and it will be exciting to see them and many others in the same place at the same time.

Community Action Suffolk recognises that partnership working and networking is vital to help local organisations serve our local residents. I’d encourage anyone living locally to pop in see the range of available support and to meet some great people!”

The event takes place between 10am and 2pm at the Kirkley Centre, 154 London Road South, Lowestoft.

Advice and support on mental health will be available from Access Community Trust, Age UK, Anglia Care Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, Befriending Scheme, Catalyst Counselling, Clinks Care Farm, DIAL Disability Advice, Erasmus Foundation, Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, Healthwatch Suffolk, Mencap, NHS Wellbeing, NESCAB, Purple Rose Life Centre, Right Time Counselling, Saxon Road Day Care Ltd, Suffolk Family Carers, Surviving United, Waveney Domestic Violence & Abuse Forum, Gyros, Suffolk Police and Turning Point.

Communities, activities and volunteering information will be available from Community Action Suffolk, Kirkley People’s Forum, London Road Baptist Church, Lowestoft Community Church, Lowestoft Library, Lowestoft Museums, Lowestoft O-go-go, Onelife Suffolk, St Elizabeth Hospice, St Peter & St John Church, Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and Tesco (Bags for Life and Community Food).

Support and information for young people and children will be available from Community Action Suffolk – Young Trustee Programme, Flipside Festival, Low Farm Therapy Centre, YMCA – Shine, Top Cats, Involve Active, Moo Music and Woodcraft Folk.

Jobs and training advice will be available from Access Community Trust, East Coast College, Realise Futures, Shaw Trust, EDF Energy (Sizewell), Lowestoft Sixth Form College, NOVA Training and Talent Match.

For more information about the event, please call 01502 558353 or email kirkleycentre@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk