Families affected by addiction of any kind can be devastating, but there is help and support out there.
Rehab 4 Addiction is a UK-based addiction and mental health helpline offering on-liner chat as well as out-patient and residential rehab.
OK Rehab offers help with all types of addition. Click here for details
Alcoholics Anonymous hold weekly meetings in St Thomas Church, Bramford Lane. Click here for details and to find their confidential helpilne number.
Narcotics Anonymous – Based in Landseer Road, they are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Click here for for details
You may prefer to speak to someone on the phone. Click here for a list of helplines for all types of addiction as well as help for families who are affected.
Health Watch Suffolk are there to listen to your experiences of health and social care services in Suffolk so that they can use your views to make services better. They also provide information and signposting to help you navigate the health and social care system and understand what to do when things go wrong.
They have the strength of the law behind them. It means that the people who run and pay for health and care services must respond to their concerns explaining what action they will take, or why they are not taking action. They get your voice heard where it matters; where decisions are made.
You can use their website to rate, review and improve services for your local community. Click here to visit their Feedback Centre now or search for the name of a service in the search bar.
Our local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team works to keep our community safe and address any issues of concern
To keep you updated on the work they are carrying out and how they are addressing local priorities, a regular newsletter is published during the first week of every month
The latest edition of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter is available to view on the Suffolk Constabulary website www.suffolk.police.uk
IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE – RING 999
Should you wish to contact your team to discuss non-emergency issues, dial 101 and ask to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team. Alternatively you can use the following link www.suffolk.police.uk
You can anonymously report any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity
Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.
They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.
Ipswich Borough Council has 48 Councillors across the 16 wards of Ipswich, with each ward having three Councillors as their elected representatives.