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This Week at Orwell - 15th May 2024

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Hi there and welcome to This Week at Orwell. This is your five-minute video newsletter sharing stories from around the Orwell community this last week.

Kids & Carers Hub - Emmaus, Ipswich

There’s a new local hub at The Royal Oak, Felixstowe Road in Ipswich, run by Emmaus. Every Wednesday 10am to 12pm.


Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work, training, support and a stable home for as long as someone needs it.


The aim of Kids & Carers is to meet and connect with other families. Bring along your little ones and enjoy playing in a welcoming and supportive space. Plus, you can join the team for lunch at The Royal Oak cafe afterwards!

Click here for more info

Focus Group for Orwell Customers - Last Call!

Are you an Orwell Customer? We are looking for 20 Orwell customers to join us for a short focus group. Those who attend will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Love2Shop voucher. Please get in touch today.


As one of our customers/tenants/residents, we value your opinion. We are looking for 20 people who are willing to attend a focus group and share their views on our website, our customer portal and app and our new engagement platform, My Orwell Voice. We want these to be the best they can be, so are keen to hear what you like about them as well as what you would change/improve and ideas for the future.


The session will be hosted by a person independent of Orwell and will be held at Emily Bray House in Ipswich.


22nd May 2024, 11 – 12.30, Emily Bray House, 300 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4BA. The building is fully accessible, and refreshments will be provided.


Please email comms@Orwell-housing.co.uk or call 07501469334 to register to attend. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

East Anglian Storytelling Festival, Stowmarket

This weekend sees the East Anglian Storytelling Festival roll in to the Food Musuem in Stowmarket.


Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of the museum grounds as you listen to stories passed down through generations in an ancient folk tradition that knows no age limit. From music and traditional dance to interactive sessions for families and tales from local communities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With a theme of ‘community’, the festival features tradition-bearers carrying centuries-old stories, alongside new tellers remaking the tradition for the future.


Plus! Local residents (IP14) enjoy a special discount. Simply enter code EASFIP14 at checkout and bring proof of address for festival entry. Discount not available Early Bird, Camping or Young Person tickets.

Click here for more info

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