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Sudbury Resource Centre

Page updated - 23 February 2005

Suffolk County Council

Social Care Services


 Northern Road

Chilton Industrial Estate

Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2XQ

Tel: 01787 296090

Sudbury Adult Training Centre ( as The Resource Centre was then known ) opened in 1973 to provide a day service for adults with learning difficulties. The Centre was based round a workshop where ‘Trainees’ completed contracts for outside companies. Thirty plus years on and things are very different. Our name has changed to Sudbury Resource Centre , our ‘Trainees’ have become Customers and we now offer a diverse service with a wide variety of opportunities for Customers of all abilities according to their needs and personal choice. Our service is for any adult who has an assessed need for a specific day service in the Sudbury area. Our programme includes work based projects such as Catering, Recycling and Horticulture as well as Art, Drama, Sport and Leisure, Pottery, Computers, Packaging etc.

Educational opportunities include Community Education courses, ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) courses, NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council) and hopefully NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in the future. We are also lucky enough to have a multi sensory room which uses a combination of different equipment to produce light, sound, smell, noise and tactile stimulation that can be adapted to individual preferences.

Customer involvement is of paramount importance and to this end we have monthly Customer Council meetings, a Customer Advisory Group and regular Parent / Carer meetings.

We are fully committed to improving integration in the local community through sport and leisure activities, plant sales, fetes, recycling collections and our Manager’s many links within the local community.

We are supported by Helping Hands; friends of the Centre who raise money for our minibus and other identified needs.

We are always looking for volunteers who could share their skills with our Customers. If you have a few hours to spare and would be willing to volunteer or for further information, please contact Marion Corner (Manager) on (01787) 296090.