Influencing Change in the Criminal Justice Sector: A Community Approach

We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded £58 000 in funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to help us make a positive impact on policy and practice in the criminal justice system. Our project is aiming to influence policy around the importance of improving outcomes for BAME men in prisons […]

Project to Support Wellbeing in East Suffolk Schools

Students at schools in East Suffolk are set to benefit from a brand-new project which aims to support and develop their wellbeing. The project is being funded by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) and Suffolk County Council, working with Suffolk Community Foundation. It forms an integral part of the system-wide Emotional […]


“The recent article on the topic of crime in the EADT ( by the newly-elected MP for Ipswich is at best disappointing and at worst an ill-judged piece of dogwhistling. Tom Hunt refers to ‘certain communities’ and the need for ‘action….based on the facts as we see them’, in relation to crime in our county […]

“Towards a Fairer Suffolk” launched as ISCRE goes back to basics

At its packed Annual General Meeting yesterday (10 September), the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) launched its new five-year strategy aimed at improving equal treatment for all and improved social cohesion and securing the county’s position as the best place in the future to live and work in the country. Over 100 […]

Civil rights charity set to make “significant announcement at AGM”

The county’s leading civil rights body is planning to announce a major shift in how it will deliver its role over future years. Founded in 1977, the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) is one of the country’s most enduring and successful rights-based charities. It was set up to tackle discrimination against Black, […]

Improving Access to Health Justice in Suffolk: an exciting new partnership between legal advice and health care providers

According to research undertaken by Citizen’s Advice, 19% of GP time is spent on non-clinical problems, costing the NHS almost £400 million a year. Patient bringing their worries about employment, housing, access to welfare benefits and relationship issues have a serious impact on health & wellbeing but are reducing time available to focus on medical […]

Volunteers’ Tea with the Mayor

At the kind invitation of the Mayor of Ipswich Jane Riley (and her consort), Suffolk Law Centre’s band of volunteers went to tea in the Mayor’s Parlour on 7th May. Carole, Rosemary, Julie, Swathi, Jack, Samuel and Paul were joined by full time staff members Audrey, Sophie and Sumaiyah for an impressive spread of sandwiches, […]

“New and very welcome addition” to ISCRE trustee team confirmed

Dr. Sarita Rao, a leading radiologist at Ipswich Hospital has become the latest person to serve on the board of Suffolk’s leading civil rights charity. Sarita, who has lived in Ipswich since 2005, joins 10 other citizens to provide strategic guidance and support to the growing family of organisations run by the Ipswich & Suffolk […]