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ON THE HORIZON

  • National Eye Health Week is taking place from 20th – 26th September and it aims to highlight how important our vision is and how we can help to maintaining good eye health.  OneLife Suffolk and Suffolk Sight, will be joining the Rural Coffee Caravan on some of our village visits listed below and will be happy to chat with you over a cuppa. Alternatively you can contact Suffolk Sight to arrange a home visit on 01473 611 011 (Ipswich) or 01284 748 800 (Bury St Edmunds) or by email: info@suffolksight.org.uk

    Monday 20 Sept

    Bramford 9:15 am-11:15am – Suffolk Sight attending

    Tuesday 21 Sept

    Chattisham 10am–12pm *UPDATE 20.09.2021 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Suffolk Sight & OneLife Suffolk are no longer able to attend*

    Wingfield 10am–12pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Beccles 10am–12pm – OneLife Suffolk and Suffolk Sight attending

    Hintlesham 2pm-4pm *UPDATE 20.09.2021 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Suffolk Sight & OneLife Suffolk are no longer able to attend*

    Worlingham 2pm–4pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Wednesday 22 Sept

    Somersham 2pm–4pm – OneLife Suffolk and Suffolk Sight attending

    Westhorpe 2pm–4pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Thursday 23 Sept 

    Marshmoor Park 10am–12pm – OneLife Suffolk and Suffolk Sight attending

    Frostenden 10am–12pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Wixfield Park 2pm-4pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Friday 24 Sept

    Claydon 10am–12pm – Suffolk Sight attending

    Your vision is important! To find out more information on National Eye Health Week and advice on how you can keep your eyes healthy visit the Vision Matters website

    national Eye Health Week 2021

  • Grow your future! ActivLives have created a new opportunity for young people aged 16-24. Grow Your Future  is a free course to learn outdoor skills as part of a community project. There are spaces available in Ipswich and you will need to get in touch asap if you would like to take part.  To find out more, contact Project Officer Lesley Hartley on 01473 345350 or email: susannah@activlives.org.uk

    Grow Your Own Future Poster

  • Self-care September Calendar We all lead busy lives and it is easy to forget along the way that we need to take better care of ourselves. Taking time to recharge our batteries to help boost our resilience is important. Action For Happiness have produced a calendar of daily activities for September to help us to be kinder to our ourselves, as well as others. Self-care is an essential part of maintaining good health and wellbeing.

    Action for happiness Self Care September Calender

  • Free Singing For Wellbeing Classes Swell Music CIC are running a series of free singing activities for people who are living with Dementia, as well as  Parkinson’s Disease. For more information contact Helen Hayes on 07917  799456. The classes will be taking place at the locations,dates & times below.

    Singing with Friends: Dementia Accessible Group, Holton Village Hall -Alternate Wednesdays 2pm – 3.30pm ♦ Waveney Skylarks: Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Group, Holton Village Hall – Alternate Wednesdays 2pm – 3.30pm ♦ Singing Connections: Dementia accessible Group, Kessingland Sports and Social Club – Alternate Wednesdays 2pm -3.30pm ♦ Singing Connections: Dementia Accessible Group, St Michaels Community Rooms, Framlingham -Alternate Wednesdays 2pm -3.30pm ♦ Music Appreciation Group: Dementia accessible Group, The Seagull, Morten Road, Lowestoft – First Friday of the month 1.30pm – 3.00pm ♦ Waveney Skylarks: Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Group, The Seagull, Morten Road, Lowestoft – Alternate Fridays 2pm -3.30pm

    Swell Music CIC Singing For Wellbeing Classes Poster

  • Spill Festival of Art & Advneture 2021 Taking place in Ipswich, over 5 days from the 27nd -31st  October at locations all around the town. A variety of events including, How does music shape collective memory, The Pyre ParadePop up photo studio and much more. View the full programme of events on the Spill Festival website. Many events are free to attend this year, and some have  a new ticket option  – Pay What You Choose. For more information visit Spill Festivl Box Office page on their website.

    Spill Festival image and logo

  • The Suffolk Advice and Support Service helps people across Suffolk, to access information or support relating to debt, benefits, housing or employment.  The service is also responding to the financial impact that Covid-19 on families across all of Suffolk.  Contact the helpline on 0800 068 3131 Monday to Friday, between 9am – 5pm or visit their website 

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  • Work Well Suffolk Drop In Service Do you need support with education, training, employment, self-employment and wellbeing?  Work Well Suffolk are running a regular drop in service at the Chantry Library – every Wednesday 10.30 to 12.30pm and Gainsborough Library – fortnightly on Thursdays 10am to 1pm.  Support is available if you are:  18 + years old ♦ Unemployed / economically inactive ♦ Have a long-term health condition ♦ Have barriers to learning / employment ♦ Have poor mental health/autism/learning disabilities.  For more information contact Wendy Frost on 07784 360831 or email: wendy.frost@suffolk.gov.uk

    Work Well Suffolk Poster

  • Free adult wellbeing course The Green Light Trust support Suffolk based adults aged 19 and over, who may be struggling to move forward in their life by using the Power of Nature. Earth Mental Health course is a free 8 week course to support adults dealing with mental health issues. Running every Tuesday from 10am – 3pm from 5th October to 23rd November at RSPB Minsmere  To find out more about The Green Light Trust and their wellbeing courses visit their website

    rGreen Light Trust Girl Image with Logo