Ipswich Leisure Service

Are you interested in day opportunities? Maybe you would like to learn a new skill or renew your interest in an old hobby?
Or challenge yourself to meet new people and make new friends? If so, then look no further than Papworth Trust.

We offer an extensive programme of leisure, recreational and educational group activities for adults with a learning disability, physical disability, and/or additional need. These are delivered from our centre’s facilities in Ipswich, extending into the wider community of Suffolk.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming service, offering a rich and diverse programme of activities and a person-centred approach to those who need it most. Whether you are new to the area, or stuck in a routine of long established activities but fancy doing something else to enhance this, then we are the place to be. We have skilled and experienced staff to support you to work towards and achieve your personal goals and build on your life skills and experiences day to day.
Papworth Trust’s Ipswich Leisure Service operates during the hours of 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. With the exception of Monday (excluding bank holidays), when we deliver our evening Social Club between 6.30pm-8.30pm.
We have three service categories, enabling you to decide what it is you wish to participate in and/or work towards:

  • Leisure – Support
  • Progression – Independence
  • Work

Individual outcomes can include:

  • Respite (for you and/or your parent or carer)
  • Communication
  • Personal Development
  • Social Interaction
  • Practical Skills
  • Living Skills
  • Recreation
  • Health & Wellbeing

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Cost per session for basic attendance (morning or afternoon) starts at £26. In some instances there is an additional cash contribution per session to cover specialist materials, resources and/or ingredients. Individuals fund themselves privately to attend or if eligible, can seek funding and support from the local authority.

If you are interested in our service and wish to arrange a visit, experience a free taster session or come along to our social club, please do get in contact.

All enquiries to Kate Stuart, Service Lead, on 01473 211671 or katharine.stuart@papworthtrust.org.uk.