Emmaus Suffolk works to reduce loneliness and support vulnerable, socially isolated, or long-term unemployed people and those at risk of homelessness across the county.  Our hubs, across Ipswich and Felixstowe are a safe and welcoming space, open to all.

These free to attend hubs offer a supportive and friendly safe space to relax and enjoy yourself. It’s a great chance to meet new people in a welcoming environment, with the Emmaus Suffolk team on hand to provide help to anyone who may need it.

There’s no set format to the hubs; visitors can simply enjoy a cuppa and a chat, or can play games, build puzzles or read a book. They are free to attend and refreshments are included.

For those who want to get creative, guests to the hubs can take part in a range of different craft activities, including glass painting, making candles and silk art, and can even join our popular sewing and gardening groups.

Visitors to the hubs are encouraged to join Emmaus Suffolk as a volunteer, where people get the chance to make a difference for themselves in a supportive environment through work-related experience and training.

Please call Emma on 07393 583914 for more information.

Hubs Timetable

MONDAY:
12.30pm – 4pm : Meet up Mondays at 44 Carr Street, Ipswich

TUESDAY:
9.30am – 11.30am : Drop-in Hub at 44 Carr Street, Ipswich

11am – 1pm: Drop-in Lunch Hub at The Dales with free panini for all attendees

WEDNESDAY:

10am – 12.30pm: Drop-in Hub at 44 Carr Street, Ipswich

2pm – 4pm: Drop-in Hub at 44 Carr Street, Ipswich

10am – 12pm: Kids & Carers Club at The Royal Oak Ipswich – hub to meet other local families

THURSDAY:
10am – 12pm: Kids & Carers Lunch Club at The Royal Oak, Ipswich – hub to meet other local families.

FRIDAY:
10am – 12.30pm: Drop-in Hub at 44 Carr Street

10am – 12pm: Singing for the Soul at The Royal Oak – come and have a sing-a-long, the perfect Friday pick me up!

SATURDAY: 

10am – 12pm: Breakfast Bap Hub at 44 Carr Street

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Volunteer with us

At Emmaus Suffolk we understand the difference that being engaged in meaningful work can make to people, so we invite visitors to our hubs to join Emmaus Suffolk as a volunteer, although there is no pressure to do so. Not only do our volunteers help to support the work of Emmaus Suffolk, we also offer free access to our craft and upcycling workshop at Sailmakers in Ipswich.  These activities not only help to develop new skills but also boost the confidence and self-esteem of those volunteering.

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