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. One of the ways we offer this support is through our hubs at The Dales, Ipswich and in Felixstowe.
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.
These hubs are usually drop-in sessions, with no need to book. But due to COVID-19 restrictions we are limited to six people per group and are asking visitors to our hub to call in advance to book. Please call Emma on 07393 583914 or email [email protected] to book.
1pm – 3pm : The Dales, Ipswich
1pm – 3pm : Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe
11am – 1pm : Sewing Club at The Dales, Ipswich
10am – 12pm : Old Felixstowe Community Centre
10am – 1pm : Gardening Club at The Dales, Ipswich
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.