Bury St Edmunds & Forest Heath VASP

The Bury St Edmunds & Forest Heath locality VASP meets bi-monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month, in Bury St Edmunds. Launched in February 2015, this locality VASP incorporates the former Bury Mental Health Forum, Newmarket, Brandon & Thetford locality VASPs.



Tuesday 8th January 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019


10am - 12pm


Usual venue: Recovery College Building (Old Workwise Building), Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3NR

On the 12th March 2019, the meeting shall be at;

West Suffolk PRT, units 11 & 12, The Old Wool Warehouse, St. Andrews Street (South), Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3PH

2018 Minutes and Agendas

September 2018 - Minutes

July 2018 - Minutes

July 2018 - Agenda

May 2018 - Minutes

March 2018 - Minutes

January 2018 - Minutes

January 2018 - Agenda

November 2017 - Minutes



Michael Mather      m.mather@juliansupport.org

Ellie McCarthy        Ellie.McCarthy@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Hayley Charman    Hayley.Charman@suffolk.nhs.uk

Older Minutes/Agendas

July 2016 - Agenda

May 2016 - Minutes

May 2016 - Agenda

March 2016 - Minutes

March 2016 - Agenda

January 2016 - Minutes

January 2016 - Agenda

October 2015 - Notes

October 2015 - Agenda

August 2015 - Notes

August 2015 - Agenda

June 2015 - Notes

April 2015 - Agenda

"I find the VASP meetings very useful to keep abreast of new developments in statutory but particularly voluntary services, see friendly faces and promote awareness of developments in my own organisation."


Julie Goldman, Age Uk Suffolk

Who's involved



Age UK Suffolk

Anglian Leisure


Cambridge Care Company

Citizens' Advice Bureau

Community Action Suffolk

Forest Heath District Council

Havebury Housing

Healthwatch Suffolk


Julian Support


Live Well Suffolk

Lofty Heights


Mid Suffolk & Babergh District Council

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT)

Orbit Independent Living

Our Special Friends

Racing Welfare

Richmond Fellowship

Shaw Trust

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

St John's Centre

Suffolk Family Carers

Suffolk Mind

Suffolk Police

Suffolk User Forum (SUF)

Suffolk's Libraries IPS Limited

The Befriending Scheme

The Voluntary Network

Victim Support


Wellbeing Suffolk

West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG)




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