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The Phoenix Family Hub - (South Suffolk) Sudbury and Hadleigh.

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A Family Hub is somewhere families, parents, carers, young people can get support.

Our Family Hub model includes:

  • Buildings - these are local support centres for all families, young people, parents and carers to access.  They are a place to get help, information, advice, guidance, and support that might otherwise be too hard to find.
  • Outreach - Family Hubs will deliver health and family support services in the community, bringing services to families in their community.
  • Services and Support - which all families can access.  Staff working in our Family Hubs will work hard to ensure families receiving the right support, at the right time, to help them thrive.
  • A place to meet a variety of Practitioners to get a wide range of advice and support.  Staff working in our Family Hubs will work in partnership with families and other community providers to ensure the right services are available for families to access.

On here you will find the timetables of the 0-5 activities and services available. (please see downloads on the left)

The Family Hub offers families with children 0-19 years (25 years for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). Information, advice, and guidance is available for all families at any family hub across Suffolk. Health and Children’s Centre services can be accessed through the Family Hub and are places where families with young children under 5 can go to access a range of activities and support services, in a location that is handy for them.

People who may help you from your local Family Hub are Health Visitors, Healthy Child Practitioners and Support & Information Officers.  Services carried out by these professionals are Baby Checks, 1year and 2 year development checks, infant massage, introducing solid groups to name but a few. Please see the links for more information on Health Visiting and School Nursing webpage.

Within South Suffolk we have two main Centres - The Phoenix Family Hub in Sudbury and Blossom House in Hadleigh. Our Health Visiting Teams are aligned with our Health & Children's Centre Service, providing a range of services to help you and your family stay safe, happy and healthy - including child health clinics. We also have outreach areas which run in conjunction with Blossom House at various venues. 

Contact details for The Phoenix Family Hub: Tudor Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1NP

Email: phoenix@suffolk.gov.uk  and Tel No: 01787 888666

Contact details for Blossom House: Unit 7/8 Hadleigh enterprise Park, Crockatt Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6RJ

email: cherryblossom@suffolk.gov.uk       Tel No: 01473 265566

Facebook https//www.facebook.com/SouthSuffolkFH 

To access any Health and Children’s Centre service drop-in to your local Family Hub, 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Who to contact

Sarah Edwards
Healthy Child Practice Manager - Central & South Suffolk
01787 888666
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For all child health enquiries and weight and development reviews, please contact the Health Business Centre to speak to a clinician or advisor. Our Clinical Duty Team (Health Visitors and Staff Nurses) are currently available to offer health information and advice where you have questions about your child’s health and/or development. If your child requires additional support or assessment, we will inform your local health visiting team so that this can be arranged. Our Health Business Centre Advisors are available to plan or rearrange any health appointments for yourself and/or your child. You can telephone or email us on:

Please note: Our line is busy during the day, which means you may have to leave us a voicemail with your query. Please include your name or your child’s name, date of birth and postcode so we can locate your health record and call you back as soon as we are able. We aim to return all voicemails on the  same working day or the following morning if you call us late in the afternoon. We currently operate Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 0900-1700hrs.

Where to go

Area served
Sudbury, Babergh, Capel St Mary
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking details
Plenty of free parking

The Phoenix Family Hub is next to Sudbury Ormiston Academy (opposite the tennis courts at the rear).

Sudbury Area Health & Children's Centres cover the following areas: (please note this is not a full list of the areas covered)
Sudbury, Long Melford, Bures, Great Waldingfield, Great Cornard, Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Alpheton, Lavenham, Cockfield, Thorpe Morieux, Preston St Mary, Monks Eleigh, Glemsford, Cavendish, Poslingford, Stansfield, Stanstead, Brockley, Hartest, Lawshall, Shimpling, Cockfield, Leavenheath, Assington, Newton, Thorington Street, Stoke By Nayland

Cherry Blossom Health and Children's Services covers the following areas: (please note this is not a full list of the areas covered)
Shotley, Woolverstone, Harkstead, Chelmondiston, Holbrook, Stutton, East Bergholt, Brantham, Tattingstone, Raydon, Capel St Mary, Copdock, Layham, Hintlesham, Hadleigh, Whatfield, Kersey, Bildeston.

Days & Times

Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet


  • Child health clinics
  • Speech and language assessments
  • Child health reviews
  • Parenting support groups - infant massage, introducing solids, infant feeding. 
  • Advice about money, training and employment - via signposting and Citizens Advice Sudbury attendance (3rd Thursday of each month 12.30-2.30 pm)
  • Breastfeeding support groups
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Support for people with disabilities

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Family Hubs are for families with children 0-19 years (25 years for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). In Suffolk we have joined up our  Health & Children’s Centre’s with the Health Visiting service, as we believe this will provide you with the best care and support. The Hub teams are made up of Health Visitors, Healthy Child Practitioners and Support & Information Officers.

We are committed to promoting and providing learning and play opportunities through stay and plays. We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment. We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.

We offer a range of parenting courses to help support parents in managing challenging behaviours. Please see The Parent Hub for further details.

How will staff support my child's needs?
One-to-one support is available for families in the home and we will work in partnership with you and other agencies in meeting your family’s and child’s individual needs. Your child is at the heart of our service, and should you require additional help, we will work with you to help identify any areas of concern, ensuring your child’s wishes and feelings are at the centre of the support. We are trained to use the Common Assessment Framework to ensure that we are able to undertake a good assessment of your child’s needs, recognising and building on their strengths.

What arrangements are in place to ensure that Phoenix Family Hub is accessible for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?
The site has disabled parking spaces outside the front entrance. Within the Hub we have accessible toilets with baby change facilities which include emergency alarms and all internal doors are wider to allow easy access.

What training or experience do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have?
The hub is an inclusive setting with staff experienced and trained in early years care and education.  We run a group called "Little Stars", which is specifically for parents and their children who have special educational needs or disabilities.  We also hold regular parent advice drop-in sessions by SENDIASS (please see dates and further information in "Additional Images".

Staff Training undertaken includes:

  • Autism Awareness and supporting families
  • WellComm – staff are trained to undertake WellComm (Speech & Language) assessments and support parents in helping their child’s language development
  • EYFS
  • Signs of Safety
  • Solihull Parenting
  • Incredible years 0-5
  • Triple P Parenting
  • Inclusion and Diversity Awareness
Sarah Edwards - Healthy Child Practice Manager
01787 888666

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