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The Hope Trust

Coronavirus Support

Hope Trust has once again had to close its doors but due to the wonders of modern technology that does not mean we are closed!  We are still here to offer help to isolated people.  Of course this can't be done in person just yet, but we can offer a cheery, regular phone call, a Zoom, What's App or FaceTime catchup, a weekly (chatty) letter or a short, handwritten card; in other words you do not need to do this alone, Hope Trust remains committed to being here to help.  Just as soon as we can we plan to open our doors to offer our weekly support sessions - our Tuesday Technology Cafe where you can get help with all your technological issues, Wednesday & Thursday Tea & Chat when you can share your lockdown stories in a safe, Covid secure place with others who feel the need for personal contact just as much as you. Oh, and we make a great mug of tea and coffee!  At the moment we plan to re-open on Tuesday 13th April, but watch this space for any changes in the roadmap that might change this plan.

We plan to organise a socially distanced 'Walk with Hope' on Mondays 12th, 19th & 26th April, see our website for times and where walk will start from.

We also remain determined to offer our Spring 21 Bereavement Support Group and at the moment we hope to offer the following dates:

1. Saturday 1st May, 10.30-12noon at Maidstone Hall, 127 M Maidstone Road, Felixstowe, a chance to find out what the course is all about.

2. Week 1 of 4, will start Monday 10th May, time to be agreed with attendees

3. Week 2 of 4, Monday 17th May, time to be agreed with attendees

4. Week 3 of 4, Monday 24th May, time to be agreed with attendees

5. Week 4 of 4, Monday 7th June, time to be agreed with attendees

Please keep an eye on our website (www.hopetrust.org.uk) for more details/changes/updates.

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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