health and wellbeing

Shining the spotlight on local support and services to boost health and wellbeing

People from Halesworth and the surrounding areas are being invited to find out more about the huge range of services, support and activities which are available locally to boost their health and wellbeing during a free drop-in event organised by the Pear Tree Fund.

Halesworth Health and Wellbeing Infomarket will bring together a host of services and community organisations to showcase the opportunities they offer. This includes chances to join in with social activities, get out into nature to boost health and wellbeing or give back to the community by volunteering.

As well as information for the general public, the one-stop-shop will also shine a spotlight on the specific support which is available to people with health and care needs, as well as their families and carers.

Organised in partnership with East Suffolk Council, it will take place at the Pear Tree Centre in Bungay Road, Halesworth, on Thursday 3 March from 11am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome and free refreshments will be available.

Kevin Vaughan, chief executive of the Pear Tree Fund, said: “We are delighted to be working with East Suffolk Council to arrange this exciting event. It will give everyone a valuable opportunity to find out more about the support which is available within our compassionate and caring community to boost their health and wellbeing.

“As well as bringing together a whole host of organisations to showcase their services and explain how to access them, the event will also shine a spotlight on the range of volunteering opportunities which are available in the Halesworth area, as well as chances to take part in activities and meet new people.

“We hope that it will be particularly helpful for those with health and support needs and their families and carers, while also encouraging those who have been isolated because of COVID-19 to start safely stepping back into the community. We’ll also be highlighting the support which is available to those with long-term health conditions and people who have recently received a diagnosis, as well as older people who are feeling lonely or isolated.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to drop in during the day and find out more about the huge range of opportunities which are available to boost their health and wellbeing in a welcoming and friendly environment.”

Organisations which have already confirmed their attendance include Halesworth Volunteer Centre and Community Larder, Halesworth Dementia Carers Fund, Kinda Education and Suffolk Police. East Coast Community Healthcare, Connected Communities, Suffolk Family Carers, INK Festival and Halesworth and District U3A will also hold a stall.

A range of other third sector organisations, community groups and statutory services have also been invited. Details will be added to the Pear Tree Fund’s website, at, once their attendance has been confirmed.

To find out more about the support offered by the Pear Tree Fund or to donate to the charity, call 01986 899655, email [email protected]

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