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Support Centres in Suffolk

Anglo- Chinese Cultural Exchange
Through the exchange of cultures and arts, understanding between the two groups will grow and strengthen.
Address: C/o Ipswich Community Radio, CSV Media Clubhouse, Ipswich, IP1 1RS
Tel: 01473 225312/078 67614349

Bangladeshi Support Centre
Provides information, help and support in a culturally sensitive environment; advances the education of individuals and the community as a whole. Address: Bangladeshi Support Centre, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Tel: 01473 400081
Email: mojlum.khan@bscentre.org.uk
Website: www.bscentre.org.uk

Breast feeding support network
Breast feeding support in English and some other languages.
Website: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

The Basis Project
An England-wide service giving 1:1 support to refugee community organisations (RCOs) to help them manage, develop and sustain their organisation.
East of England contact is Shpetim Alimeta, Tel: 01473 297 912
Email: shpetim.alimeta@refugeecouncil.org.uk

British Red Cross
The work undertaken by the Red Cross in this area includes providing support to refugees and asylum seekers from their centre in Chevallier Street.
Address: 15 Chevallier St, Ipswich, IP1 2PF
Tel: 01473 219260
Website: www.redcross.org.uk

CSV Media The Clubhouse
A large digital multimedia centre in Ipswich with music and community art facilities. Activities include work with Millennium Volunteers, the hosting of Ipswich Community Radio and information, advice and guidance sessions.
Address: The Point, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS
Tel: 01473 418014
Email: ipswichmch@csv.org.uk
Website: www.csv.org.uk

Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE)
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced, or are experiencing, discrimination/harassment. They also provide training to service providers.
Address: 46A St Matthew's Street, Ipswich IP1 3EP
Tel: 01473 408111
Website: www.iscre.org.uk

Ipswich Suffolk Indian Association
Promotes cultural events, activities and workshops across Ipswich and Suffolk including the Indian Summer Mela, Diwali and Holi Festivals.
Address: PO Box 757 Ipswich, IP1 9ND
Tel: 0844 8844824
Email: info@isia.org.uk
Website: indianmela.wordpress.com 

Ipswich & Suffolk Muslim Council
ISMC offers Information on religious issues, activities and other events and works with other organisations to promote inclusion and to overcome barriers.  In conjuction with Suffolk MIND, they have produced The Qu'ran & Emotional Health brochure.
Address: 50 Grimwade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LP
Website: www.ismc.org.uk

Ipswich and Suffolk West Indian Association 
Meet on Tuesday's. 10.00am till 2.30 pm St Margaret Church Hall next to the school, Bolton Lane Ipswich IP4
Telephone: 01473 723997 mobile: 07980 979132
Contact: Mr Albert Grant
Email: grant1@talktalk.net

Karibu African Women's Support Group
Provides information, advice, help, support and signposting.  Also runs activities for children.
Address: 2nd Floor, 1 Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DD, Tel: 01473 289330; 07757 660 833
Email: karibu_wsg@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.karibuawsg.org

The Refugee Council - the East of England Asylum and Refugee Integration Service
Helps asylum seekers and refugees in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridge, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire.
Address: First Floor, 4-8 Museum Street, Ipswich IP1 1HT, Tel: 01473 297900
Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Suffolk Refugee Support Forum
Runs a drop-in advice and advocacy service for anyone to receive free advice and support on a broad range of subjects from housing and employment to how to make friends and learn English.
Address: 38 St. Matthews Street, Ipswich IP1 3EP, Tel: 01473 400785
Email: refugeesupport@ukonline.co.uk

Suffolk Inter Faith Resource (SIFRE)
Promotes understanding between people of different faiths.
Address: Long Street Building, University Campus Suffolk, Rope Walk, Ipswich IP4 1LT, Tel: 01473 343661
Email: aa@sifre.org.uk
Website: www.sifre.org.uk

The Ipswich Polish Club
Provides advice in legal and community matters, financial and employment support and all general matters.
Address: 57 St Margaret’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 2AX
Email: secretary@theipswichpolishclub.co.uk
Website: www.theipswichpolishclub.co.uk

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