LONELINESS

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All Hallows Topup Shop

Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2.

When:

Every Tuesday from 9:30 am to 10:30

Hope Cafe

Hope Cafe is a Community Cafe open every Thursday - a place to meet, chat and chill over great value food. All welcome.

When:

Open Thursday lunchtime from 12-00 - 2-00 pm, excluding August

Rushmere Good Neighbour Scheme

Our volunteers help residents of Rushmere with shopping, prescription collection, driving to appointments, basic DIY, light gardening and also offer a befriending service all of which are free of charge.

When:

Our telephone and email Helplines are available 24/7 all year round for voicemail but are only manned in person 10am - 5pm on weekdays.

Safe Harbour Church Gathering

Safe Harbour invites non-Christians to get involved in church and mission. Our mission is to be a safe harbour for anyone who has been battered and bruised by the storms of life.

When:

Every Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm

Safe Harbour Topup Shop & Cafe

The Safe Harbour Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Every Thursday 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Salvation Army Lunch Club

A 3 course lunch for all ages but mainly for those who would like some company and conversation. £5 charge.

When:

Each Thursdays at 12 noon

St Francis Topup Shop

The St Francis Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Every Saturday from 10:00am - 11:00am

St John's (MIE) Top Up Shop

Fill a bag with good quality food items for £2 plus free tea, coffee and chat

When:

Every Wednesday from 2:00pm - 3:00 pm

St Johns Topup Shop

St John's Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

2:00pm - 3:00pm

St Mary & St Botolph Topup Shop

Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2.

When:

Every Wednesday from 11:30 am m- 12:30 pm

St Mary Le Tower Topup Shop

The St Mary Le Tower Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

St Marys Stoke Topup Shop

The St Mary's Stoke Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Sundays 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

St Matthews Topup Shop

Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2.

When:

Every Thursday from 9:00am - 10:00am

St Peters Topup Shop

Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2.

When:

Every Wednesday from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

St Thomas The Apostle Topup Shop

The St Thomas The Apostle Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Fridays 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Tea and Toast

Free breakfast in a warm and friendly environment.

When:

Every Friday morning from 8.45 am - 10.30 am

The Table

The Table is a monthly event where we serve a free two course meal for those in the community.

When:

1st Thursday each month 7pm-8:30pm

Tots and Toast Group

St Farncis and St Clare have a mums and tots group on Hawthorn Drive. All are welcome, not necessary to book in, just come along.

When:

Wednesday morning Term time only 9-11

Tower Hall Coffee Space and Walking group

Enjoy free tea, coffee and cakes. Meet new friends. Head our for a short walk or stay inside and chat.

When:

Every Friday from 2:00 pm - 3.30pm

Triangle Topup Shop

The Triangle Church Topup Shop is one of the many popup shops organised by a number of Anglian Churches in Ipswich. Come, select the supplies you need and take away a bag full of essential items for £2. No referral or qualification required.

When:

Every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Warm Welcome - Dunbarton Road Scout Hall

This is a partnership project between Rushmere Good Neighbour Scheme, Rushmere Community Church, Colchester Rd BC, Rushmere BC, St Andrews Rushmere. We offer a warm space, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments and wellbeing support.

When:

3rd Friday of every month 2pm to 3.30pm

Winter Warmth Coffee Space at Bixley Farm

An informal space to drink coffee and make new friends. We offer a warm space, tea/coffee and light refreshments and wellbeing support or activities.

When:

Every Friday afternoon 2:00pm through 3:30pm

Winter Warmth at Burlington

We offer a warm space, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments/bacon roll (for a donation), internet access and wellbeing support. Additionally we also have a clothing bank and food bank available.

When:

9:30 through 12 noon every Saturday

Winter Warmth at Christ Church

We offer a warm space, signposting to other services and tea/coffee and light refreshments.

When:

Thursday 2:30pm through 5:30pm. Come to the hall behind the church building.

Winter Warmth at Colchester Road Baptist

We offer a warm space and a wide variety of supporting programmes. Mondays: Cooking and shopping on a savvy budget. Tuesdays: Coffee and chat. Wednesdays: Rainbow toddlers. Thursdays: Wellbeing cafe. Fridays: warm space with newspapers and board games.

When:

Monday 2pm-4pm, Tuesday 10:30am-12noon, Wednesdays 9am-11:15am, Thursdays 10am-12noon, Friday 9:30am-12noon

Winter Warmth at Framlingham

We offer a warm space, facilities to cook a meal, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access.

When:

Thursday 10:30am through 3:00pm

Winter Warmth at Holly Lodge Baptist Church

A warm and welcoming space to sit and chat, hot and cold drinks, plus warm nibbles and biscuits, access to wi-fi and sign-posting to other relevant schemes and services. Coffee and Cake afternoons follow the Winter Warmth, guests are very welcome to stay for that too.

When:

Monthly on Second Thursday 12:00 noon - 2:00pm

Winter Warmth at Ipswich Community Church

We offer a warm space, tea/coffee and light refreshments, signposting to other services and internet access.

When:

Monday evenings 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Winter Warmth at Nansen Road Baptist Church

We offer a warm space, activities for children, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access.

When:

Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Warmth at Place by the Water

We offer a warm space, a cooked meal, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access. Additional activities also available such as watching a film.

When:

FROM BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. Monday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Winter Warmth at River Church

We offer a warm space, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access.

When:

Monday through Friday 10am - 3pm

Winter Warmth at Safe Harbour

We offer a warm space, a cooked meal, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments, wellbeing support / activities and optionally opportunities for faith exploration.

When:

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Winter Warmth at Salvation Army - Cameo

We are running each Tuesday 9am through to noon. We offer a warm space, refreshments and tea/coffee and light refreshments. £1 charge.

When:

Every Tuesday 9am through noon (excluding 13th December)

Winter Warmth at Shepherd Drive Baptist

We offer a warm space, signposting to other services, tea/coffee/soup and light refreshments and board games/gentle activities and a space to chat.

When:

Wednesdays 1pm - 5pm (excluding 28th December)

Winter Warmth at St Augustine's

A quiet shared space where it's ok not to be ok. We offer a warm space, cooked meal (£1 charge), signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments internet access and wellbeing support.

When:

Every Wednesdays 10am through 4pm. Soup lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Winter Warmth at St Francis

At The Peace Cafe we offer a warm space, activities for children, tea/coffee and light refreshments, internet access and wellbeing support or activities.

When:

Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Winter Warmth at St Mary Magdalene Westerfield

We offer a warm space, activities for children, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access.

When:

9am through 12 noon Saturday mornings during term time.

Winter Warmth at St Mary Stoke

We offer a warm space and tea/coffee and light refreshments.

When:

Wednesdays 9:00am through 12:30pm

Winter Warmth at St Mary le Tower

We offer a warm space, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments and wellbeing support.

When:

Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Winter Warmth at St Thomas

We offer a warm space, activities for children, tea/coffee and light refreshments, internet access and wellbeing support.

When:

Wednesday 9:30am-12:00 noon, Thursday 9:30am-3:00pm, and Friday 12:00 noon - 3:00pm .

Winter Warmth at Stoke Green Baptist Church

We offer a warm space, tea/coffee and light refreshments and internet access.

When:

Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm (excluding 1st December)

Winter Warmth at Triangle

We offer a warm space, activities for children, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments internet access and wellbeing support.

When:

8am to 12 noon every Wednesday

Winter Warmth at Whitehouse Baptist Church

On a weekly basis we offer a warm space, signposting to other services, tea/coffee and light refreshments and wellbeing support. Once a month we additionally offer a light lunch.

When:

Each Thursdays 10:00am-12:00 noon - coffee morning. Also 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm light lunch on 1st Thursday of the month

Youth Connect

We believe in a world where every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Youth Connect is a new project based in east Ipswich that provides skill-based sessions, mental health support groups and mentoring for young people aged 14-25. The aim of Youth Connect is to help young people see potential in themselves by supporting them through 1:1 intervention and by giving them the opportunity to try new things.

When:

Skills based sessions are Wednesdays 4-5pm

the Christian Advice Service

Free, confidential advice is provided on a wide range of issues including employment, debt, benefits, consumer disputes, family law and housing.

When:

Tuesday - Thursday, by arrangement.