Sessions

Suffolk Axis sessions run on a weekly basis throughout the year as follows:

Tuesday 9.30am – 2.30pm    Gainsborough Room, Stowmarket Community Centre

Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD

Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm    Redwoods, Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket IP14

1BE

Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm     Munton Fison Room, Stowmarket Community Centre

Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD

Each session is coordinated by a Senior Support Worker, with Support Workers and volunteers there to assist with the activities and other needs if required. The sessions usually start with refreshments and a chance to catch up with friends, followed by various activities and events ranging from arts and crafts, music and movement, singing, and chef’s delights through to talks and presentations which span the globe! We also offer an annual programme of day trips which have included a mystery tour and meal; a Christmas shopping trip; a summer’s day at Sizewell; a Christmas and New Year party; and a trip to Thursford for its spectacular Christmas show.

At lunchtime, there is a choice of bringing your own packed lunch or light meal, but we also offer a two-course meal for £5 (booked in advance) which many people enjoy. Following lunch refreshments are again provided in preparation for the journey home.

Referrals

Suffolk Axis is happy to accept self-referrals or referrals through our social care and health colleagues. Once a referral is made we will arrange a home visit to complete our assessment and answer any questions about Axis.

New service-users are welcome to arrange a visit to see us or come on a trial basis, and we endeavor to offer flexibility on attendance so that new service-users can opt to attend sessions one, two, or three days per week depending on their schedule. We are also happy to discuss other arrangements such as fortnightly or monthly attendance, and annually review your Suffolk Axis membership to ensure it is meeting requirements.

To request an information pack, find out more and/or make a referral please contact us:

 

In writing:            Suffolk Axis Manager, Room 27 Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket IP14 1BE

By Email:              midsuffolkaxis@outlook.com

By Phone:           01449-775667

By Mobile:          07956993042

 

Transportation

Suffolk Axis is able to provide some transportation to and from sessions and events in its purpose-built minibus. This is fully accessible to wheelchair users and those using mobility aids. If transport is required we are happy to discuss this with you.