Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, was today delighted to visit a new community hub, The Unity Centre, in Meredith Road, North West Ipswich.
The Unity Centre hub aims to work with and support families, young people and adults helping them to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, secure employment and develop confidence.
The Hub provides a much-needed base for a number of local organisations to connect with local residents including P.H.O.E.B.E., which provides information and advocacy to BAME women; Fresh Start New Beginnings, offering support to children and young people who have reported sexual abuse; Active Suffolk – promoting sports and physical activity and Suffolk Refugee Support, who offer practical advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers.
Also within the Hub is a new community café, established by Combat2Coffee and run by recovering veterans. Dr Poulter was particularly interested to speak with Combat2Coffee founder, Nigel and also with the recently established Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, set up by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Poulter was delighted to meet with representatives from each of the partner organisations and he looks forward to visiting again soon.