Yearly Archives: 2015

Survey: What business support and advice do you need in 2016?

December 21, 2015

Community Action Suffolk and Voluntary Norfolk are working together to assess what needs there are around access to business support and advice in 2016. Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are invited to complete this survey to give views on what is needed in 2016 for the future sustainability and growth of Social Enterprise in New

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Beccles Lido recognised for its community initiative

December 15, 2015

Beccles Lido recently received a community initiative award from Community Action Suffolk (CAS), in recognition of their work and support for the local community. Suzanne Gibbons from Beccles Lido Limited accepted the trophy and certificate on behalf of the organisation at their weekly fund raising events coffee mornings held at the Quaker House in Beccles.

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Competition launched to find the most active communities in Suffolk

December 14, 2015

Building on the success of previous years, Suffolk County Council is once again on the search for Suffolk’s most active community. Active towns and villages across Suffolk are being urged to come forward and join previous winners like Kesgrave, Sudbury and Brantham to shout about how they’re championing physical activity and sport in their local

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VCS organisations in Ipswich trained to talk about leading healthier lifestyles

December 8, 2015

30 representatives from across the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Ipswich are now trained to have conversations with members of the public, to help everyone lead a healthier lifestyle. This is the first time that the “Making Every Contact Count Level 1” (MECC) training has been open to VCS organisations and many CAS members took up the opportunity

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Are you passionate about wildlife and Suffolk? This could be a job for you!

November 26, 2015

(update 26 November 2015) Deadline extended until Friday 11 December 2015! Community Action Suffolk is pleased to be working in partnership with Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Areas of Natural Beauty (AONB), Wild Days and destination marketing organisation (DMO) in a joint project which is promoting volunteer tourism in a new project in the East Coast of

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The future of volunteering in Suffolk

November 26, 2015

A new strategy has been developed to support the future of volunteering in Suffolk and has been unanimously endorsed by Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board. Almost every aspect of Suffolk life benefits and enjoys the successes from volunteering, from sports clubs and arts organisations, churches and community centres to public services such as schools, hospitals

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Whitehouse Skatepark unveiled in Ipswich is ‘dream come true’

November 24, 2015

On Saturday 31 October 2015 the skatepark in Whitehouse, Ipswich, was officially opened by the Mayor of Ipswich. Dozens of young people turned up with skateboards, scooters and bikes. The dream started nearly ten years ago when the residents of North West Ipswich were asked what they would like in their area and the resounding

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9 Dec: Suffolk Dementia Friendly Communities – One year on

November 24, 2015

(posted on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society) LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE Learn about the significant progress that Suffolk’s dementia friendly communities have made in the last 12 months. This event will showcase Suffolk’s dementia friendly communities with the opportunity to hear from those who have been involved first-hand. Speakers will talk about their

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New £6m funding supports young people’s emotional wellbeing in Suffolk

November 18, 2015

The determination of local health and social care providers in east and west Suffolk to improve young people’s emotional wellbeing services has resulted in an award of £6 million, over the next five years. Suffolk’s successful bid for extra funding from NHS England follows a pledge earlier this year by the Chancellor to commit more

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