Information for young carers aged 11 plusVikki Gant, Young Carers Advocate supports young carers in the cluster contact Vikki on 01473 835432. There is also a young carer’s support group who meet once a week at Eden’s as a respite support service.
Family LivesSupport, advice and resources for parents to access on line and can offer one to one support on a telephone helpline.
Working Families Support for parents working and advice on children’s tax credits.
TambaFor parents who have twins or have had multiple births and ongoing support. The website can also suggest local groups parents can go to for support
Suffolk.gov.uk/childcareChildren’s information service. Parents can find out what local childcare is available in the cluster for childminders, local providers and after school care.Children’s information service. Parents can find out what local childcare is available in the cluster for childminders, local providers and after school care.The school can register with the children’s information service for services they can provide.
NoLimits Supporting young people aged 11 plus with disabilities and additional needs for the whole of Suffolk. Based in Ipswich. Will visit local schools to offer support and training
Care for the familyFamily support for all aspects of parenting today. Tim Ayrton Family Support Network Officer can offer support one to one with families in crisis contact 01787 372346 Additional support currently offered for schools include “parent talk” and “Flat Pack Parent”
Job centre plusSupport for parents wishing to return to work and financial support to help low income families access support. There is a job centre plus, high street, Sudbury. A lone parent advisor can offer one to one support for single parents returning to work. 01787 293124
Home-Start Support for families run by volunteers. Website contains useful information on group contacts. Chris Nugent is the current manager for Home Start Babergh Contact number is 01473 826190
Parent advice and support Parent advice and support around all aspects of education, health, social needs and support services Western area link Anne Steel contact 01449 672612