There is a range of support and advice for local communities across Ipswich to help you. This support and advice ranges from benefit and housing support through to making your local community a better place to live.
See below for a list of services that are designed to help you.
Need advice or support around your housing needs? Contact your local Housing Officer or speak to the Tenancy Services team.
Telephone: 01473 433370
Do you receive any form of benefits and have a question or need advice? Contact the Benefits team using the details below.
Telephone: 01473 432700
Voluntary and community organisations are the lifeblood of our local communities and support a wide variety of people. If you run a community organisation, are interested in starting one up or want to contact someone about them you can do so through the below.
Telephone: 01473 432226
Jon Eaton – Specialist Development Officer for Governance and Community Buildings
Louise Fairbrother – Financial Sustainability Officer
Claire Prosser – Locality Officer (Ipswich)
We are keen to hear from residents in the Nacton area of Ipswich about how they want to improve their area and also keen to hear what plans they have. Race for Change is a group of local residents who have stepped forward to volunteer to work with local residents to make their area better. They work with local authorities to ensure the voice of the local community is heard and to suggest ways to improve things. They want to hear from you.
If there are issues around anti-social behaviour in your area or you wish to find out what help there is around keeping your community safe please check out the below.
Report anti-social behaviour: www.ipswich.gov.uk/services/anti-social-behaviour
Report crime online: www.suffolk.police.uk
Communities’ support: www.ipswich.gov.uk/services/communities-and-health
Find out about the range of sport and physical activity opportunities in your area by contacting your local centre.
Telephone: 01473 433655
Individual contact details: www.ipswichfit.co.uk/contact-us
There are a number of organisations that are there to support members of the community through a variety of issues. Below is a list of some of those:
Citizens Advice Ipswich
0300 330 1151
Expert advice on issues across the board
For advice and assistance on housing issues and homelessness
For women and children who have suffered/ going through domestic violence and abuse
IHAG – Ipswich Housing Action Group
Housing support and money/debt advice
Substance and alcohol issues
Survivors in transition
Support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Suffolk Family Carers
Helping family carers of all ages across Suffolk get the support they need
0300 111 6000
Offering a wide range of courses, training and therapeutic services to better understand mental wellbeing
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.