Our Community

Social Prescribing

A Community Connector (social prescriber) is someone who is:

  • Available to talk to you confidentially
  • Able to give practical, helpful, non-judgemental advice
  • Able to help you decide what you would like to do to improve your health and wellbeing
  • Able to refer you to appropriate services and activities

They can:

  • Discuss what issues you are facing
  • Explore what matters to you in your life
  • Explore what services and activities are available

Link you with different services, giving advice on:

  • A healthy lifestyle
  • Welfare benefits and financial support
  • Employment, training and volunteering
  • Education and learning opportunities
  • Arts, culture and creative activities
  • Befriending, counselling and emotional support groups 

If you would like to refer someone or self-refer, please call 01394 332265

For enquiries, please email C4h.suffolk@nhs.net

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Support In the Community

The following local community groups and organisations have offered support to help vunerable people within our community. 

Aldeburgh Good Neighbour Scheme

Our services cover those living in the IP15 postal code.

We anticipate that there will be a big requirement now for shopping for those in need.

Many of our calls are for advice on subjects such as care for the elderly and infirm.

Where we cannot help, we refer these enquiries onto the appropriate services and agencies.

We have a mobile telephone number 07773 031064 and the phone is manned by a Duty Co-ordinator from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

All requests for our services must come through the AGNES phone 07773 031064.


Aldringham cum Thorpe Good Neighbour Scheme

To contact Aldringham cum Thorpe Good Neighbour Scheme please phone 07521 047 843 and leave a message a volunteer will call you back.

If you don't hear back within 24 hours, please call Pippa McLardy on 01728 454565.

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Iken Parish Council

Iken Parish Council looks after all of its own residents. They have systems in place to help each other with all their needs – shopping, medication, healthcare etc. They have personal contact with everyone. For more information please call Lorraine Lloyd 01728 602348

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Leiston Good Neighbour Scheme

Leiston Good Neighbour scheme offers support and help to those in need. Please call 07724 777465 or email leistongoodneighbour@gmail.com




Rendlesham Good Neighbour Scheme

Rendlesham Good Neighbour Scheme offers support for residents such as groceries, prescription collection, lifts to medical appointments and other needs. Simply call 07486 551004 and they will call you back to discuss your needs.

Rendlesham Good Neighbour Scheme normally covers Rendlesham Parish but they are happy to cover surrounding areas if you do not have access to a Good Neighbour Scheme.

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Shottisham Community Support

Shottisham Community is offering support and help for those in need for more information please call Patricia Southgate 01394 410110 or email her at pat.southgate@hotmail.com 

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Snape Good Neighbour Scheme

Snape Village offer a Good Neighbour Scheme for more information please call 07541 754426 

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Sudbourne Good Neighbour Scheme

To contact Sudbourne Good Neighbour Scheme 07860 307887  or 01394 459772