Connect for Health
Residents of Ipswich can now access a service to improve their health and wellbeing while reducing social isolation. Citizens Advice Ipswich is working with East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a new social prescribing service, called Connect for Health.
The programme works across all Ipswich GP surgeries alleviating a variety of non-medical issues. Connect for Health will take referrals from General Practitioners, health professionals, and their staff, and is also a self-referral service.
Helping Older People in Suffolk Stay Warm and Healthy This Winter
Unbelievable as it may sound, an average of 347 vulnerable people in Suffolk have died each year (2011-2014) from causes directly attributable to the cold and poor living conditions. The vast majority affected are over 65 years old.
This is the tip of the iceberg – almost 30,000 households in Suffolk live in fuel poverty. Many suffer in silence during the coldest months, often hidden from view, withdrawn from the world around.
Help to Claim
Get help applying for Universal Credit
Our Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application, through to your first payment.
Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent and confidential. Our trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your work coach appointment.