Since May 2016, the organisations involved in the Stowmaket Connect Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) have been working closer together to provide the right mix of support in a more efficient and timely manner to meet people’s needs.
To date, there have been many good news stories where local people are feeling the benefits and further improvements will be made as the Connect way of working continuers to develop. These include:
- Joint working with Occupational Therapist
When a referral is made for an Occupational Therapist, it can be made to both Suffolk Community Health (SCH) and Adult and Community Services (ACS), so it is important that the right service picks up the referral. Through Connect, professionals for both services meet on a weekly basis to discuss all the referrals made to ensure that this is happening. For example, one lady had been referred to have short term reablement support through Adult and Community Services (ACS). However, she wanted the support to take place in the community, rather than her home, so Suffolk Community Health (SCH) ensured that the correct equipment was in place to make this possible.
- Working with the local community
There is a thriving local community in Stowmarket and initiatives made through Connect are ensuring that all services including GP practices and Adult and Community Services (ACS) are linking in with local organisations to ensure that all staff members have good knowledge of what is available in the local area. By working together, services can use this knowledge to make sure local people have access to the support they need when they need it. For example, there has been a recent Lunch n Learn event where local organisations came together with Adult Community Services (ACS) and Suffolk Community Health (SCH) to share details of the support they offer and how people can access it.
One of the aims of Connect is to help people be aware of what support is available in their local community to help them and their families lead a healthy and active life.
Below you will find links to websites which have information on services, groups and events in your local area.
Health services and support
- Stowmarket Town Council
- Needham Market Town Council
- Mid Suffolk District Council
- Stowmarket Library
- Needham Market Library
- Citizen’s Advice
- Red Gables wellbeing hub
- Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre
- Children’s Centres
- Churches and Faith groups
- Community Transport
Community groups and activities
- Social clubs
- Sports clubs
- Hobbies and interest groups
- Music groups
- Youth groups
- Ageing well activity programme
Local village and parish council websites
- Great Blakenham
- Great Bricett
- Great Finborough
- Little Blakenham
If you run a group that is not here and would like to include it on the Suffolk InfoLink directory please register and add the details HERE.
Would you find other links useful?
We will continue to add useful links to this page and welcome any suggestions that you may have. Please email details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Countywide organisations and support
Additional contact details and links to useful websites can be found on our Contacts/Help page which aims to help you find the specific support you need across Suffolk.