“Learning new skills has given me more opportunites”

We deliver a range of learning and support services in the community;

Adult Learning, Coaching and Advice and Guidance

For further information, to book a course or download a brochure visit our dedicated website:


Adult Learning in Suffolk

We are not a college or a school, we do things differently, we are your learning service in your community. 

Our Learning Centres

We have a wide range of courses to support you in life and work provided by our learning centres across Suffolk in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Lowestoft.

Here you can learn:

Essential Skills:

  • English
  • Maths
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Computer Skills for Beginners
  • Computer Skills to Gain Qualifications
  • ITQ Fast Track

Skills for Work:

  • Counselling
  • Childcare
  • Adult Social Care
  • Customer Service
  • Business & Administration
  • First Aid at Work
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace

A Helping Hand:

  • Stay Safe on the Internet
  • Computer Clubs
  • Confidence & Wellbeing
  • Stress Management
  • Living with Children
  • Confident & Assertive Parenting

Walk-in Advice & Guidance

If you have a Learning Disability and/or Autism, we can provide advice, guidance and information on:

  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Money
  • Safety
  • Bills/Letters

Contact us to find out more: info@realisefutures.org

Sessions near you

All Walk-in Advice and Guidance services are currently being delivered face to  face, but by appointment only.

South Suffolk:

Pemberton House, Curriers Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2AQ
Day: Every Monday  Time: 13.30 – 16.30

Gainsborough Library, Clapgate Lane, Ipswich IP3 0RL
Day: Second Wednesday of the month  Time: 9.30 – 11.30

Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe IP11 7BY
Day: Thursday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00 

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DT
Day: First Tuesday of the month Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Poppys Pantry, 4-6 The Sidings Wilford Bridge Road, Woodbridge IP12 1TB Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month Time: 10-12

Hadleigh Library tbc.

Contact: Rebecca Webb-Heath 07753447607

Mid/West Suffolk:

The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU
Day: Every Monday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Bury Learning Centre, Bury Library, Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1TZ
Day: Every Thursday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Café 27, Warren Close, Brandon IP27 OEE 
Thursday  Time: 14.00 – 16.00

Realise Futures Learning Centre, 27 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1BB
Day: Every Friday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Venue TBC
Tuesday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00

The Haven Café, Camps Road, Haverhill CB9 8HB
Wednesday  Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Contact: Emma Croker 07738704724 | Sam Boulton 07592382957

North Suffolk:

Navigator, Lowestoft Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft NR32 2DR
Tuesday and Thursday  Time: 9.00 – 12.00

Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AD
2nd and 4th Friday of the month  Time: 9.00 – 12.00

Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TB
Friday  Time: 13.00 – 15.00

Contact: Debbie Ellis 07738704732

To view the IAG service schedule, click here

Peer Support – People Helping People

Do you have a learning disability and/or autism? Do you want to meet people in your local area?

Through our Peer Support Groups, we help people to get together to:

Support each other

Realise Futures ​support people ​with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism, to set up Peer Support across Suffolk.

Share your experiences

At the groups people ​share their experiences, ​talk about the things in life that matter to them and support each other.

Make new friendships

Being part of a Peer Support Group is a great way to make friends and become more confident!

Be more confident

People might start a group because they enjoy doing the same activity, for example, gardening, or music.

Get out and about

Sometimes groups might choose to go out on a trip, explore the local community, or use the meetings for something like training.

Contact us to find out more: info@realisefutures.org

Covid-19 update: Peer groups are now up and running but are being held outside until 17th May until being resumed indoors.

South Suffolk
Rebecca Webb-Heath: 07753 447 607

Mid/West Suffolk
Emma Croker: 07738 704 724

North Suffolk                      
Debbie Ellis: 07738 704 732

To view the Peer and IAG service schedule, click here

Coaching Services

What are your aspirations? Would you like to live better? Learn new skills? Get into work? This could be YOUR exciting chance to fulfil YOUR full potential.

We can help by:

  • Supporting people with autism, mental health and learning difficulties.
  • Helping improve personal abilities to move towards an employment goal.
  • Assessing individuals’ needs to help determine the most suitable support services.
  • Personal coaches provide support across a broad range of areas.

We can help if you:

  • are 18+ years old
  • are unemployed or unable to work
  • have a long term health condition
  • are autistic or have learning disabilities

Email: coaching@realisefutures.org
Telephone: 01473 275957

If you would like to refer someone to the RF Coaching Service, please fill out the referral form here:

For further information about Work Well Suffolk visit: