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Building Better Opportunities - Opportunity Suffolk

This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

  • What is Opportunity Suffolk?
    We offer help to unemployed people to progress towards work. Opportunity Suffolk is managed by TCHC and Realise Futures is one of a group of partner organisations who deliver this contract.
  • Who can we help?
    • Adults aged 24 and over
    • Adults living within a 12 mile radius of Ipswich
    • Adults living in West Suffolk
    • Adults who have been out of paid employment for 6 months or more
  • Which areas in Suffolk do we cover?

    We cover Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Haverhill, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

    If you're unsure if we cover your area, just give us a call!

  • What support do we offer?

    We offer one to one tailored support through:

    • The creation of CVs, covering letters and help to complete job applications
    • Help to find courses and training when needed (many courses are free if you are on certain benefits!)
    • Help with finding volunteering placements, work placements and paid employment
  • What else can we help with?
    • Help with action plans to help you to move closer towards your goals
    • Help to acquire necessary documents
    • Bus fares and some other costs to appointments with us can be paid, and appointments can take place in locations suitable for your needs
    • We can attend some courses or volunteering with you on the first day to help reduce stress and anxiety
  • How long can you be supported by us?

    The Opportunity Suffolk programme is funded through to September 2019. The length of time you can be supported by us will be determined by your needs.

  • Who are our employment advisors?

    Ipswich Advisors

    Chris Armstrong - Chris.Armstrong@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    Sian Osborne - Sian.Osborne@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    Julian Allen - Julian.Allen@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    West Suffolk Advisors

    Neil Charnaud - Neil.Charnaud@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    Sue Allerton - Sue.Allerton@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    Engagement Coordinator

    Jessica McKenna - Jessica.McKenna@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.​

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