West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre
You can get a range of free information and advice at the West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre, which is a partnership between different charities and other organisations. We can help you with:
If you or a family member or friend is disabled, Papworth Trust can give you free information and advice on subjects including care, homes and repairs, leisure and social activities, work, benefits and much more. Please drop in or call 01284 748 888.
You can get information and advice on all issues affecting disabled people from Avenues East. Please call 01449 672 781 to make an appointment with a welfare rights advisor.
If you would like free dietary advice and information, please ask your GP to refer you to the West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre. You can also call 01284 748 850 for an initial chat.
Care and support
You can get a range of care and support at the West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre, which is a partnership between different charities and other organisations. We can help you with:
If you are a carer, Crossroads Care East Anglia can help you with free information and advice, signposting, bereavement support, emotional support, training and befriending both at the centre and in people’s homes. Please call 01284 748 811 or visit www.westsuffolkcrossroads.org.uk to find out more.
At the centre you will find a nursing service, a monthly support group, and regular educational and teaching sessions.
You can book home visits or attend clinics held in several nearby locations. For more information please call 01284 748 841.
This motor assisted system detects and eases muscle spasms. It can provide training for arms and legs from a chair or wheelchair. If you are interested please call 01284 748 888 for more information.
If you are affected by MS, the centre’s drop in service offers support, information and advice. It also organises regular social events. Please call 01284 723 110 or email email@example.com to find out more.
If you have a West Suffolk GP and are affected by any progressive neurological conditions, particularly multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease, you can get telephone support, home visits, or attend clinics in several locations. Please call 01284 748 848 for more information.
If you have a West Suffolk GP and are affected by Parkinson’s disease and associated movement disorders including Multiple systems atrophy, Progressive supranuclear palsy, Lewy body disease and Corticalbasal degeneration, you can get telephone support, home visits, or attend clinics in several locations. Please call 01284 748 840 for more information.
If you are having difficulty with communicating, swallowing or stammering, please call 01284 748 847 for help and advice.
Community workers from charity West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind can offer practical and emotional support, home visits, and 10 social groups across West Suffolk. Please call 01284 748 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
If you are affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society (BSE Branch) runs a coffee morning at the centre. Please call 01284 766 433 for more details.
If you have a long term mobility need and would like a wheelchair, please ask your GP to refer you.
Leisure, sports and social
If you’re aged 14-25 and want to meet new people and have fun, try a free taster session at Papworth Trust’s youth clubs.
What you can do at the youth club
You can try cooking, computer skills, arts and crafts, games, dancing, sports, film making and much more.
If you haven't been to our youth club before, try a free taster session to meet us and decide if you'd like to come again.
Opening hours for the youth clubs
The West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre youth club runs:
- Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm
- Saturdays 10am-1pm (term time only)
We run holiday clubs nearby in school holidays.
Costs and booking
To find out more or to book please call 01473 232 146 or 07956 827 039.