Many of you are supporting your families, friends & neighbours during these difficult times. Thank you for every act of kindness. We are concerned that no-one should feel left without access to essential food, household goods or medication, so please read on for details of local help available. If you continue to struggle, please e-mail us using or leave a message on our answer machine, 01473 612632, and we will do what we can to help.  Please remember to #StickWithItSuffolk as lockdown measures continue to ease.

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COVID19 Testing is available at the Copdock Park and Ride site -  More information and mobile units Suffolk Mobile Tests

We are aware that there are more volunteers than people requesting help at the moment. So if you are shielding, help is only a phone call away.  The numbers to call include the ROYAL VOLUNTARY AND NHS SERVICE  0808 196 3646 and HOME BUT NOT ALONE service  0800 876 6926

FIND (Families In Need): Martlesham Benefice vicarage is acting as a collection point for food donations (17 Lark Rise, Martlesham Heath, or contact Rev Toby Tate, 01473 612659, email View their website at F.I.N.D.. The Teapot Project in Woodbridge also has a food delivery service on a "pay what you can" basis . View their website at The Teapot Project . For those eligible for free school meals, there is a free box meal available through uk or Call 07435 547383. 

Emotional support can also be accessed via the COVID HUB and the Church of England Support line on 01473 563563. You can also call upon Mental Health services by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. ( 0300 123 1781)

Suffolk Domestic Abuse Hotline:0800 977 5690 or View Site Discreetly




Our local NHS Trust has a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties. Staffed by mental health professionals. ‘First Response’  0808 196 3494.

Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline – 0808 200 0247

Respect Phoneline ‘Are you hurting the one you love? - 0808 802 4040

Healthy Suffolk has tips to maintain physical and mental health during this time.  View healthysuffolk.

SUFFOLK MIND has information to help meet emotional needs while self-isolating or working from home  - View Suffolk Mind. Dementia Together have 4 weekly online meetups - call 08081 688 000

The Samaritans can be contacted on 08457 909 090 

For Youngsters

Kooth online mental health and well being youth service View

Inspire Youth Service  View Inspire Suffolk

Financial Help

The East Suffolk Covid -19 Community Hardship funding webpage is  East Suffolk Community Fund

The East Suffolk Covid-19 Business funding webpage is East Suffolk Business Fund

Suffolk Community Foundation offers funding to charity groups and community organisations throughout Suffolk. Please visit their grants pages for all funds. 

Citizens Advice 03444 111 444

East Suffolk Council Tax/ Housing Benefit 0333 016 2000

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