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Information and advice for young people in Suffolk


Where to get support

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Getting support

One of the best ways to find out what the Leaving Care Service is doing in your local area and how they could help you, is to follow the Leaving Care Service on Facebook.

16UP is the newsletter from the service that shows what young people have been doing, and publicises activities and events that you can get involved with. You can send in your own article if there's something that you want to share.

Download 16UP - April issue (PDF, 3061KB)

The Leaving Care Teams 

There are three Leaving Care Service teams based around the county - in Lowestoft, Bury and Ipswich, contact details for each office where they are based is below. You can find out more official information about the service on the Suffolk County Council website:

Call 01473 264949 or write to:
Infobar, Constantine House, Constantine Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2DH

Bury St Edmunds
Call 01284 758488 or write to:
West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU

Call 01502 521490 or write to:
The Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HH 

Grand Mentors

If you're 16-25 years old you might like to have a Grand mentor. Grand mentors are 50+ year old volunteers who offer their wisdom and life experiences to support care leavers as they transition into independence and adulthood. 

Contact details – Tel: 07841 494 507 Email: (please see attached info).

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