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Opportunity Suffolk

Find out more about the Opportunity Suffolk programme.

  • 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 9 partner organisations who deliver this contract.
  • Who can we help at Realise Futures?
    • Adults aged 24 and over
    • Adults living within a 12 mile radius of Ipswich
    • Adults who have been unemployed for 2 or more consecutive years
  • Which areas around Ipswich do we cover?
    Akenham Chattisham Great Bealings Martlesham Stonham Aspal
    Aldertom Chelmondiston Great Blakenham Melton Stonham Parva
    Aldham Claydon Gret Bricett Mickfield Stowmarket
    Ashbocking Clopton Grundisburgh Monewden Stowupland
    Ashfield-cum-Thorpe Coddenham Hacheston Nacton Stratford St Mary
    Badley Combs Hadleigh Needham Market Stratton Hall
    Barham Copdock Hartstead Nettlestead Stutton
    Barking Creeting St Mary Hasketon Newbourne Sutton
    Battisford Creeting St Peter Helmingham Offton Swilland
    Bawdsey Crettingham Hemingstone Otley Tattingstone
    Baylham Crowfield Hemley Pettaugh Trimley St Martin
    Belstead Dallinghoo Henley Pettistree Trimley St Mary
    Bentley Darmsden Higham Playford Tuddenham St Martin
    Bildeston Debach Hintlesham Polstead Ufford
    Boulge Debenham Holbrook Purdis Farm Waldringfield
    Bramford Earl Stonham Hollesley Ramshoult Washbrook
    Brandeston East Bergholt Holton St Mary Redging-with-Naugton Wattisham
    Brantham Easton Hoo Rendlesham Wenham
    Bredfield Elmsett Ipswich Reydon Westerfield
    Brightwell Ewarton Kersey Ringshall Whatfield
    Bromswell Eyke Kesgrave Rushmere St Andrew Wherstead
    Bucklesham Falkenham Kirton Semer Wickham Market
    Burgh Felixstowe Layham Shelley Willisham
    Burstall Flowton Letheringham Shotley Winston
    Campsey Ash Foxhall Levington Shottisham Witnesham
    Capel St Andrew Fremsden Lindsey Somersham Woodbridge
    Capel St Mary Freston Little Bealings Sproughton Woolverstone
    Charsfield Gosbeck Little Blakenham Stoke-by-Nayland


  • What support do we offer?

    We offer one to one tailored employment 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?
    Chris Armstrong - Chris.Armstrong@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500 to get in touch.
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