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At Communities Together East Anglia, we are committed to reducing loneliness and social isolation across East Anglia – primarily in Suffolk.

We do this by working both at a county and regional level connecting and signposting support for individuals and organisations, and importantly, at a hyper-local level, working with and within communities to encourage connection, friendship, support and partnership.

Help us help you…

We can all work together to reduce loneliness and social isolation. All of the support that we offer is based on empowering individuals to improve their own health and wellbeing, to encourage communities to work together sustainably, and to ensure that regardless of where you live, you know how to access the right support at the right time for you.

Community Transport

We provide mobility accessible, inclusive transport services for people living in Mid Suffolk. We also have some volunteer led car transport services operating in Ipswich & the surrounding area to support with healthcare appointments.

Community Connect

Community Connect provides a single point of access to support with signposting, social engagement, information and generally helping to connect you with what is important to you.

Your CommuniTEA

With a suite of social engagement opportunities across the county, we work together with communities to connect people to groups and activities in their own area. We deliver groups in over 20 different locations in Suffolk – see our map for information on where you can find us.

Check out our Events and join us!

Find out more & come along to our fantastic events held all over Suffolk & East Anglia.

Visit our live events map

We have an ever changing schedule of support and meetups. Take a look on the map below and find your nearest event.

Who are we?

Originally set up in 1991 we have been at the core of the Suffolk community for many years, with a focus on providing accessible transport solutions to people across the county.​

Expanding on this in the last few years, we now have a suite of three core services, all with community at heart.

How can you help?

CommunITEA Chinwag – social engagement and friendship groups for those aged 60+ – usually monthly.

You’re Welcome – social and wellbeing groups for people aged 18+ – regularity depends on the location.

Active – we also run Boccia and Otago groups in locations in Ipswich and Eye

Dementia Support – our weekly dementia cafes, in partnership with Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance give people living with dementia, and their family carer the chance to meet up in a safe space all over a cuppa, refreshments and activities.

CommuniTEA Digital Workshops – monthly meet ups to help with upskilling “all things digital” over a cuppa and a chat. 

To see where you can find us, click on our map or give us a call on 01449 707030

Community Transport

As a rural county, sometimes getting out and about in Suffolk can be a challenge. Our Community Transport service provides door to door transport solutions in areas where public transport routes are not available or do not meet the needs of the individual.

Suffolk Carers Matter

Suffolk Carers Matter is a family carer support service that is available to all family carers across the county. We provide a suite of projects and support to assist family carers in their daily caring role.

Later Life Communities

With over 170,000 people aged 65+ in Suffolk, Knowing where to turn for information, advice or support when circumstances change, can be daunting, and Later Life Community is here to help.

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