Explore Together

Self-refer for our free telephone support service and find local groups and resources. Our friendly volunteers are here to listen.

Explore Together is a telephone support service for anyone feeling lonely, isolated, or looking for social interaction. This service is free and available to anyone in Suffolk.

How it works

Use our self-referral form to tell us about yourself and your interests, and our volunteers will find local activities and opportunities for you to get involved with. We can also signpost you to other support services available in your local area.

Once we receive your referral form, we’ll pair you up with the next available volunteer who will organise fortnightly chats over the next six months to see how you’re getting on and make sure you’re receiving tailored support. At the end of the six months, it is our aim that together we will have found some great activities for you to enjoy and help you connect with your community.

Our friendly volunteers are all DBS and referenced checked, and have undertaken training in order to appropriately support anyone who uses this service.

How to register

Anyone can register for this free service. If you are setting this up on behalf of someone else, do acquire the person's permission for us to call.

  • Email us at exploretogether@suffolklibraries.co.uk
  • Fill in our self-referral form
  • Tell us a bit about you
  • You'll be paired with a volunteer who will help you explore local opportunities and services.

For more information, please contact exploretogether@suffolklibraries.co.uk.

Become a volunteer for Explore Together

Are you interested in gaining conversational skills, researching local activities and helping people connect with their local community? We're looking for volunteers to help with this new support service.

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