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Community Support Groups

Many organisations and communities across Suffolk are providing information and support for host families and their Ukraine guests.

On this page you can find:

  • Local community support groups
  • Local language classes and activities

Please note: The events on this page have been arranged by organisations outside of Community Action Suffolk. For more information about these events please contact the organisers directly.

Face to Face and online Ukraine groups

On the map you can find details of both face to face and online / Facebook groups around the county.

Map of Community Groups offering support and social meetingsOpens a external web page

Below is a list of regular face to face meetings for Ukrainian guests and hosts. Some are an opportunity to meet socially, and others provide information and support for Ukraine guests.


Ukrainian Support at Number Seventy Two

Tues, Weds, Thurs 0930-1600

Number 72, 72 North Street, Sudbury, CO10 1RF
01787 310610
[email protected]

Staff / volunteers available to help with form-filling, phone calls, job searches, referrals, signposting etc. Children’s play area.
There’s no longer a specific Ukr drop-in – Ukrainians are encouraged to join general drop-ins Tue-Thur and/or make 1-1 appointment.


Woodbridge Ukrainian Hub

Mondays, 10am

St Johns Church, Woodbridge

[email protected]           [email protected]

A place for Ukrainian guests to meet up and chat together, with tea, coffee and cake.




Meet every 4 weeks on a Sunday, 6 – 7.30pm

17 September, 15 October, 12th November


United Reformed Church, Tomline Rd (corner Orwell Rd), IP11 7PA

[email protected]

Mix of social, information sharing + Q&A. Adults & youngsters welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Bury St Edmunds

Ukraine Support Hub “Ukrainian Connect”

Fridays 0930-1200

Bridge Community Church, 68 Queens Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3EW

[email protected]

Social drop-in with tea & coffee. English languages classes. Half-termly film nights.


Ukraine Advice Hub

Thursdays, 1200-2.30pm

Hope Church
Hope Centre 10 St Margaret’s Street Ipswich IP4 2AT

Email: [email protected]

Provides free English classes and community lunch every Thursday


Language Support

Details of language classes, conversation groups and ESOL courses around the county can be found here

You also can find a list of ESOL providers on the Suffolk County Council website here