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The Hope Trust

Coronavirus Support

Hope Trust started to offer limited activities from 4th August 2020, all of which are designed to keep people safe and healthy whilst attending.  

We know that having our own small community building means we can control all aspects of its use, including cleaning, numbers in/out and enjoying sole use of its lovely facilities.  Whilst the word that will forever define this extraordinary time will be ‘cleaning’ - at least we know that it is safe to use.  If you haven’t yet ventured out to join us, please be assured that we take your safety, as well as that of our volunteers, VERY seriously indeed.  Your experience will start with us taking your temperature, asking you to complete our Track & Trace Contact info; once you are seated you can take your mask off as it’s hard to drink coffee with it on!  Our one way in, one way out system means a trip to the loo will include a few more steps than usual, but we’re all adults and know you can cope with that!  Oh and of course, washing your hands or using hand sanitiser, how could we forget that important step!  So, our Tuesday Technology Café, Tea & Chat session on a Wednesday are both currently hosted at Maidstone Hall between 10-12 noon. We are also able to offer Tea & Chat on a Thursday morning in the Margaret White hall of the Old Felixstowe Community Association building, also between 10-12 noon. Please ring to book yourself in as spaces are available.

We have also taken the decision to prioritise the Spring/Autumn Bereavement Support Group    Bereavement is tough enough at any time, but there is no doubt that loss during the pandemic has added layers of complexity to the process.  Please don’t struggle alone, we are here to help, just give us a call to find out more.

So, there you have it, we are back up and running and looking forward to catching up with as many of you as possible.  However, if venturing out is still too big a hurdle to overcome don’t forget we are also here to give you a cheery phone call, send a letter or write a short card; in other words you do not need to do this alone, Hope Trust remains committed to being here to help.

General Details

The Hope Trust is a charity whose aim is 'helping older people.' We work with people aged 50+ and our particular focus is on the relief of loneliness.

Who to contact

Paul Taylor
Pastoral Worker
01394 272592
The Hope Trust
Maidstone Hall
127 Maidstone Road
IP11 9EE

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Where to go

The Hope Trust
Maidstone Hall
127 Maidstone Road
IP11 9EE
Area served
East Suffolk, Felixstowe
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
There is parking for a maximum of 5 cars on site at Maidstone Hall
There are regular bus services that run stopping close to the top of Maidstone Road, The Hope Trust is situated about 500 yards down Maidstone Road.
Restrictions to access
Anyone aged 50+

Days & Times

Weekly Wednesday drop in, 10am-12 noon. Weekly Technology Cafe, Tuesday 10am-12 noon. Monthly activity afternoon (4th Monday monthly) 2pm-4pm Monthly film event (4th Friday of each month) from 10am - 12 noon Occasional courses, contact office for more details.
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Cost Details
There are currently no charges made for any activity that is designed to relieve loneliness.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please feel free to just turn up, even if no activity is running the staff on-site will be happy to meet and chat with you.

Age Groups
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Weekly drop ins, weekly technology cafe, monthly activity afternoon, monthly film event all free of charge. Occasional courses - one offs and as a series, all suitable for anyone aged 50+. To find out more contact Hope Trust office.

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