Since Feb 2015, the organisations involved in the Sudbury 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 continues to develop. These include:
- Coordinating care & sharing information.
Through Connect, communication between partner organisations has increased. With their consent families are now involved in multi-agency meetings where they are a key part of deciding a plan for a family member’s care. Connect has promoted this way of working and put local teams in contact with each other. Organisation that may be involved include the Police, Dementia Intensive Support Team, Housing Officers and Social Care. This helps all members of the family understand the care available and ensure visits are coordinated.
- Connect Stand at Sudbury on Show
A stand at Sudbury on Show promoted Connect with examples of good news stories and the education sessions available for all community, voluntary and statutory organisations across Sudbury. Sudbury on Show gives an excellent opportunity for organisations to meet each other and learn about the services and support available across the area. The more local teams know about the support available, the quicker they can offer this information to members of the public.
- My Care Wishes
When an individual is living with frailty, has a long term illness, or has been identified as being within the last 12 months of life, it is essential that they have the opportunity to plan for their future. Teams in Sudbury have been trained in My Care Wishes where individuals are able to discuss with a health and/or social care professional about what may happen as their condition progresses and to record their preferences for care. This gives people a voice in their future care and ensures their wishes are known in an emergency situation.
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.
Local health services
- Sudbury Town Council
- Babergh District Council
- Sudbury Library
- Great Cornard Library
- Glemsford Library
- Lavenham Library
- Long Melford Library
- Citizens Advice, Sudbury and District
- Sudbury Advice Centre
- Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury
- Sudbury Sports Centre
- Gt Cornard Sport Centre
- Children’s Centres
- Churches and faith groups
- Number Seventy Two – family support services
- Community Transport
- Sudbury Hive – supporting community groups in the Sudbury area
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
- Bures Hamlet & Bures St Mary
- Great Waldingfield
- Little Cornard
- Little Waldingfield
- Long Melford
- Monks Eleigh
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.