Yearly Archives: 2013

103 opportunities to make a difference in 2014

December 20, 2013

Community Action Suffolk will be out and about across Suffolk in early 2014, running 103 volunteering surgeries. Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to give something back to your community, donate your time to help others or you’re looking for a new personal challenge? These surgeries will give you the chance to

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Draft Alcohol Strategy for Suffolk

December 19, 2013

Alcohol misuse is currently being tackled in Suffolk and views are being sought by Suffolk County Council on strategies to address the issue. The Draft Alcohol Strategy for Suffolk is an important document for any organisation supporting individuals, families and carers as it will drive service development and funding. If you or your organisation work with anyone

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A festive message from Suffolk County Council

December 19, 2013

A festive message from Suffolk County Council: “As one of our key partners, Suffolk County Council would like to take the opportunity to extend festive greetings to Community Action Suffolk, its staff and membership.”   Please follow and like us and share our news and blog posts:

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The 2012 Volunteering Spirit is alive and kicking in Suffolk!

December 11, 2013

A volunteer’s event was held on 27th November 2013 at the UCS in Ipswich. The evening was a Celebration of ‘2012 inspired’ Volunteering attended by over 60 volunteers who were either involved at London 2012 as Games Maker volunteers or, who have been inspired by the events of last summer to get involved as a

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Suffolk works on the UK’s largest ever youth consultation

November 14, 2013

Since August 2013, Members of Youth Parliament have been working tirelessly on their campaign called ‘Make your Mark’ which is the UK’s largest ever youth consultation, it is an annual campaign devised to garner the views of as many young people in the UK as possible and shape the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) manifesto for

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4 things we learnt from the St Jude’s storm (and a story about a donkey)

October 31, 2013

Phew! What a week in the insurance department! In a week which began with some of the stormiest weather we’ve seen in years our Insurance Manager, Nicola, offers advice and wise words. Your fences, especially if they are wooden, are probably not covered: obviously individual policies vary considerably but if this is important to you

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Local launch events

October 23, 2013

Community Action Suffolk would like to invite you to attend one of our eight local launch events, happening across Suffolk in October and November. We look forward to sharing afternoon tea with local organisations and stakeholders, offering information and access to our services and local staff. Many of our staff will be present to introduce

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World Mental Health Day in Haverhill

September 27, 2013

Every year, over 4,000 people in Haverhill will experience mental ill health; yet only a quarter will seek and receive treatment. To encourage positive action and discussion amongst local people, Community Action Suffolk and local agencies are co-ordinating a drop-in event at the Burton Centre (next door to Haverhill Library) on Friday 11th October 2013

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Two Wheels Good For Rural Suffolk

August 27, 2013

A fleet of 20 brand new scooters will enable even more rurally isolated people in Suffolk Coastal to reach work or training. Community Action Suffolk is launching the Wheels 2 Work (W2W) scheme in August 2013, thanks to a £100,000 boost in funds from Suffolk County Council. W2W has provided vital independent transport to over

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