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Suffolk Family Carers Talk and Support Telephone Befriending Service

Suffolk Family Carers is a charity based in Claydon that works with Family Carers across Suffolk, providing support and guidance.

A Family Carer is someone of any age whose life is restricted because they are looking after another person who cannot manage without help because of illness, age related frailty, mental health need, substance misuse or disability.

Family Carers are not paid and do not always live with the person they care for. They may be caring for a friend, neighbour or relative.

The Talk and Support Telephone Befriending Service matches fully trained volunteers with Family Carers 

  • who are isolated with a minimal support system
  • who are caring for someone with little or no conversation (either because they have lost their power of speech or have communication problems)
  • whose caring role is extremely difficult, and would benefit from extra support

The volunteer will make regular phone calls to the Family Carer.

Who to contact

Name
Yvonne Williams
Position
Talk and Support Co-ordinator
Telephone
01473 835409. Information Line: 01473 835477– Monday to Friday 9am to 5.00pm - Tuesday 9am - 7.30pm
Email
talkandsupport@suffolkfamilycarers.org
Website
http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Address
Units 6 & 8
Hill View Business Park
Old Ipswich Road
Claydon
Suffolk
Postcode
IP6 0AJ

Where to go

Name
Suffolk Family Carers - Talk and Support
Address
Units 6 & 8
Hill View Business Park
Old Ipswich Road
Claydon
Suffolk
Postcode
IP6 0AJ
Area served
Suffolk
Venue Email
talkandsupport@suffolkfamilycarers.org
Transport
Buses between Ipswich and Stowmarket stop by Hill View Business Park. Call First Eastern Buses on 01473 243734 for bus times.
Restrictions to access
Restricted to family carers

Days & Times

The Family Carers Information and Support Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Other details

Age Groups
Adults
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Stair Lift, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

Accreditation website
http://www.carers.org
Accreditation details
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Notes

Talk and Support is an accredited Approved Provider of a Befriending Service with The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

Last Updated
02/09/2016

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