Useful Contacts

Please note that some drop-ins & cafes listed on this page have been temporarily suspended owing to COVID-19.

NHS Mental Health Crisis Line

PHONE 111 For urgent calls:

eg:

  • if you have an existing mental health problem and your
    symptoms get worse

  • if you experience a mental health problem for the first time

  • if someone is talking about wanting to self-harm

  • if a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

Local Police

PHONE 999 If urgent. 

If non-urgent, call 101. 

eg:

  • your car has been stolen

  • your property has been damaged

  • you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood

  • give the police information about crime in your area

Suffolk User Forum

A-Z list of issues and support available in Suffolk

Storehouse Foodbank

Vineyard Centre

Tudor Rd, Sudbury CO10 1NP

1pm - 3pm Tuesdays and Fridays

https://stourvalleyvineyard.org/storehouse/

07973 710905

The Cristopher Centre

Particularly helpful for people with
mental health difficulties

10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury 01787 313914

OPEN HOUSE- Mondays 10-12

Refreshments and a chat with a friendly relaxed group. All welcome, including small groups.

C’-ART – Thursdays 10-12 noon.

£3 per session includes refreshments – All welcome. No need to pre-book.

https://www.facebook.com/thechristophercentre

Renew Wellbeing Lounge (temporarily suspended)

Drop-in
Pop in for refreshments and a chance to share common interests in a relaxed environment where it is OK not to be OK.

Thursdays 10-12

Sudbury Baptist Church, Church St, Sudbury, CO10 2BJ

Meeting Point (temporarily suspended)

Drop-in for men and women of all ages

Mondays 2.30pm 

Sudbury Baptist Church, Church Street, Sudbury, CO10 2BJ

Open Spaces (temporarily suspended)

NHS

Free craft group meeting at Sudbury Library on Market Hill. Free tea and coffee.  

Thursday 12.30- 2.30 

https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/health/open-space/sudbury/

Community Kitchen

The Christopher Centre

Free homemade lunch.
Mondays 12-2
Suffolk Rd, Sudbury, CO10 1UN

Kettle and Fish (temporarily suspended)

St Peter's Church, Market Hill, Sudbury

Cafe
On most Thursdays 10-2

The Bridge Cafe (temporarily suspended)

Cafe supporting people with learning difficulties

9.30-4 Monday to Saturday

20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

https://www.thebridgeproject.co.uk/

Agape Cafe (temporarily suspended)

Wells Hall Old School, Great Cornard

Wednesdays 10-2
Wells Hall Rd, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0NJ

Friendship Café (temporarily suspended)

St John's Methodist Church

Board games, pool, ping-pong or just sit and chat.
Saturdays 10-12

The Salvation Army

Registered charity committed to supporting the community

1 Station Rd, Sudbury, CO10 2SP

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/sudbury

01787 310187

Cruse Bereavement Care

Face-to-face, telephone, email and online support.

Confidential and free service.

http://www.suffolkcruse.co.uk/

Website for youth: https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

01473 230888

Sands

Stillbirth and neo-natal death charity

Free support for anyone affected by the death of a baby. Helpline, forum and network of support groups.

www.sands.org.uk

808 164 3332

Kernos Centre

Registered Charity offering counselling services in Sudbury, Suffolk

32-34 Friars St, Sudbury, CO10 2AG

http://kernos.org/

01787 882883

Christian Counsellor 

Talk to Natalie

Suffolk MIND

Support for people with mental health problems

https://www.suffolkmind.org.uk/

0300 1116000 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

UCB Prayer Line

Confidential prayer line (not counselling)

https://www.ucb.co.uk/pray

01782 36 3000

Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm 
Saturdays: 10am to 8pm

Chat Now

Anonymous live chat with Christian volunteer 24/7

SOBS

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Resources for survivors and their family or friends.
https://uksobs.org/

Sudbury Citizens Advice Bureau

Free advice

  • benefits and tax credits

  • money advice and debt

  • employment advice

  • family and relationship issues

  • housing

  • legal and consumer rights

Email: advice@sudburycab.cabnet.org.uk

Keyse House, Acton Ln, Sudbury CO10 1QN

T: 01787 374 671

Lighthouse Women's Aid

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Freedom Project and regular drop-ins

37 Berners St, Ipswich, IP1 3LN

http://lighthousewa.org.uk/

01473 228270

Porch Project (temporarily suspended)

Youth club for 11s to 20s.

On fortnightly on a Friday from 7pm to 9.30 pm.

St Andrews Church, Great Cornard, CO10 0EL

https://porchproject.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/porchprojectyouthwork/

Eden's Project (temporarily suspended)

Youth Club for secondary school age students

45 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU

http://www.edensproject.co.uk/

After school drop-ins during term time.

Sudbury Community Hub

Activities and experiences for people with learning disabilities,

autism and complex needs.

Northern Road, Chilton Industrial EstateSudbury, CO10 2XQ

http://www.leadinglives.org.uk/

01473 406777

The Befriending Scheme

Support for adults with learning disabilities

Sessions are held in the evenings and at weekends, including trips to the cinema and local snooker club, fish and chip suppers, tenpin bowling, swimming and pub quiz nights. 

ttps://www.thebefriendingscheme.org.uk/members

Suffolk Family Carers

Helping family carers of all ages across Suffolk

GoStart Community Transport

8-mile radius of Sudbury centre

Eligibility. Any of the following: 

  • Disabled, disadvantaged by location or with restricted mobility

  • Aged over 60

  • Unable to access or use existing public transport

  • Isolated by virtue of location or circumstances

  • Will benefit by getting out of home in order to engage in social activities

https://gostart.org.uk/

01787 242116

SENDIASS

Free Information Advice and Support Service

Support for:

  • Children and young people (up to 25 years) with SEND

  • Parents and carers of children with SEND

  • Practitioners (who might support children, young people or parents to access the service)

https://www.suffolksendiass.co.uk/

One Life Suffolk

Health walks, stop smoking, weight management and health checks

Reach

Debt counselling and poverty resource centre

Step Change

Free debt support

Sudbury Job Centre

Support finding work

Mon-Fri 9-5

21 Borehamgate, Sudbury, CO10 2EG
0800 169 0190

Flowers of Tileagd

Crafts on sale at Number 72