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Useful links

Age UK Suffolk have compiled a list of websites relating to older people's issues you may find useful.

Adult Safeguarding

Information on protecting vulnerable adults, reporting abuse and suspicions of abuse.

Visit the Adult Safeguarding website

 

 

Age UK

The national Age UK site has information and latest news about issues affecting older people.

Visit the Age UK website

 


Alzheimer’s Society

National charity leading the fight against dementia.

Visit the Alzheimer's Society website

 

 

Avenues Group

Charity offering information, support and services for disabled people across Suffolk.

Visit the Avenues website

 

 

Better Caring

Information about residential and nursing care homes.

Visit the Better Caring website

 

 

Care Quality Commission

Search for care homes and care services.

Visit the Care Quality Commission website

 

 

Checkatrade Service

A free service listing 17,483 recommended, vetted and monitored trades and service providers.

Visit the Checkatrade.com website

 

 

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations and individuals across England committed to improving health and social care outcomes for people living with dementia, and those who care for them.

Visit the Dementia Action Alliance website

 

 

Government website

Details of public services including benefits, home, caring, disablility, pensions, health and more.

Visit the Direct Gov website

 

 

Healthwatch Suffolk

You can help to improve health and social care in Suffolk with Healthwatch Suffolk. It has the role to listen and the power to shape and improve care in the county. Healthwatch Suffolk can make a difference but it needs your views as evidence to challenge services or encourage good practice.

Visit the Healthwatch Suffolk Feedback Centre now to rate and review your care

 


Housing Care

Housing information for older people.

Visit the Housing Care website

 

 

Ipswich Disabled Advice Bureau

Providing free confidential advice, information & advocacy.

Visit the Ipswich Disabled Advice Bureau website

 

 

Ipswich Shopmobility

Ipswich Shopmobility provides free hand-propelled, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters to enable people to shop and use other facilities in Ipswich town centre.

Visit the Ipswich Shopmobility website 

 

 

Norcas 65+ Service - part of the Phoenix Futures Group

Offering specialist support for people aged 65+ in Norfolk and Suffolk whose health & wellbeing could be affected by over the counter, prescribed medication, alcohol and drugs.

Visit the Phoenix Futures website

 

 

Rural Coffee Caravan Project


The Coffee Caravan Project visits rural communities, equipped with coffee, tea, and cakes, along with information about organisations and services available for older people.   

Visit the Rural Coffee Caravan Project website

 

 

Sensing Change

Creating opportunities for people with sight and hearing loss.

Visit the Sensing Change website

 

 

Suffolk County Council

Adult and Community Services for older people in Suffolk.

Visit the Suffolk County Council website 

 

 

Suffolk Family Carers

Local charity offering information, support and advocacy for family carers in Suffolk.

Visit the Suffolk Family Carers website

 

 

Suffolk Fostering & Adoption Agency

There are around 750 children in care in Suffolk. These children deserve a permanent home.

Visit the Suffolk Fostering and Adoption website

 

 

Suffolk LGB&T Network

An opportunity to meet and network with other LGB&T people.

Visit the Suffolk LGB&T Network website

 

 

Suffolk Mind

Suffolk Mind work to improve the mental health of people across the county.

Visit the Suffolk Mind website

 

 

Suffolk on Board

Suffolk passenger transport information from Suffolk County Council.

Visit the Suffolk on Board website

 

Wellbeing Suffolk 

Wellbeing Suffolk is a new look service which launched in September 2016 to offer a range of support and interventions to people of all ages with low mood, anxiety and depression. The service provides holistic, specially tailored services for both children and adults, close to where people live and before their problems become too great.

Visit the Wellbeing Suffolk website