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Suffolk Independent Living

General Details

At Suffolk Independent Living (SIL) we think that living well independently means that you should have choice and control over the decisions you make about your life, care and the support you need. Suffolk Independent Living provides information, advice and services which are designed to help you make these decisions well. We are part of a charity called Equal Lives, and we aspire to a world free from disabling barriers. We work within the Social Model of disability and place our customers at the centre of everything we do.

Our services are available to you whether you are receiving funding from Adult or Children’s Social Services (as a Direct Payment), the NHS (as a Personal Health Budget), or you are funding your own support.

We have a team of experienced independent living advisers who can give practical advice and support about all aspects of setting up and managing your support, whatever your funding source. Our support is provided over the telephone, online or within your own home (fees may apply), and we have a wide range of knowledge, from selecting care services to recruiting and employing your own Personal Assistants. We also provide simple-to-use services like Holding Accounts, to make managing your funding easier, and Employment Support Packages, to help you manage and pay your own Personal Assistants or carers.

Who to contact

Name
Suffolk Independent Living
Position
Reception
Telephone
01473 603876
Fax
01473 688740
Email
suffolk@silmail.org
Website
http://www.suffolkindependentliving.org.uk
Social Media
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Address
Unit 9
IP City Centre
1 Bath Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP2 8SD

Additional contact

Additional Website
Equal Lives

Where to go

Name
Suffolk Independent Living
Address
Unit 9
IP City Centre
1 Bath Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP2 8SD
Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Kessingland, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, East Suffolk, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Beccles, Saxmundham, Brandon, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, North Lowestoft, Babergh, Oulton Broad, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, Southwold, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, All Suffolk, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, West Suffolk
Venue Email
suffolk@silmail.org
Venue Website
http://www.suffolkindependentliving.org.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Free parking available
Transport
Bus routes 7, 15, 98 and 202

Days & Times

We are open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm (except public holidays). Answer phone service at all other times. We welcome customers who would like to visit us at our office; simply give us a call or email in advance.
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other details

Cost Details
Holding Account services from £3.00 per week Full Employment Support Packages from £14.40 per week
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Social workers can refer customers to us once budgets have been agreed, alternatively service users can refer us if they have had funding agreed in writing.

 

We welcome calls about our service and general Direct Payment queries prior to referral. 

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
http://www.suffolkindependentliving.org.uk/

Notes

Our team of independent living advisers can give practical advice and support about all aspects of setting up and managing your direct payment or support plan. Our support is usually provided over the telephone or via our website, although home visits can be arranged (fee may apply). SIL also offers a service for those who fund their own support/care arrangements including assistance with recruiting and budgeting.

Service users involved in planning
Yes
We work closely with the Suffolk Coalition of DIsabled People to plan and consult on our services.
Last Updated
01/03/2021

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