News and Events

July 28, 2017

‘Outstanding’ residential care praised by CQC at Jubilee House in Woodbridge

National care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has given the highest praise to Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge, which is run by the Seckford Foundation, for providing ‘Outstanding’ residential care with an “extremely compassionate, attentive and caring” team. Jubilee House is one of only a very small number of residential care homes in […]

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June 30, 2017

Donation to Woodbridge Library supports town’s young people

The Seckford Foundation has donated £1,000 to create a new permanent collection of informative books for young people at Woodbridge Library. The donation is in recognition of former Farlingaye High School headteacher Sue Hargadon, who retired last year after almost 20 years of outstanding contribution to the School and wider community. The Sue Hargadon Collection […]

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June 21, 2017

Seckford Foundation partners with university to launch rural research on Suffolk Day

Young people experiencing income deprivation whilst living in rural parts of Suffolk are at risk of feeling ‘locked in’ and disconnected from education and employment opportunities, new research commissioned by Suffolk charity, the Seckford Foundation, has found. The research, which was conducted by the University of Suffolk, looked at the challenges faced by young people […]

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April 20, 2017

New Governor Appointments

Following the retirement of a number of governors in recent months the Foundation has made some new governor appointments. They are Jill Gibbs, Bryan Laxton, Sarah Holsgrove, Dr. Geoff Holdcroft and Graham Kill. Jill steps up from the Care Committee, where she has been a co-opted member for the past two years. She is a […]

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December 12, 2016

Young people urged to take part in survey on rural issues in Suffolk

A new survey has been launched urging young people across Suffolk to share their views on rural issues. The survey is part of a project called Young Flourish, which stems from FLOURISH, the Rural Summit for Suffolk, held on 11 October at Trinity Park. The Summit was put together by four local charities: The Seckford […]

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November 28, 2016

Seckford Foundation hosts annual Police Cadets parade

On Sunday 6 November, The Seckford Foundation hosted the annual Suffolk Police Volunteer Cadet Parade, at Woodbridge School. The parade was a chance to celebrate all the good work the cadets had been doing over the past year and also served as a pass out ceremony for new recruits, to mark the end of their […]

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October 19, 2016

County’s key influencers debate rural poverty at Flourish Summit

Suffolk’s leaders in business, public and voluntary sectors were brought together on Tuesday 11th October to debate and discuss the county’s growing issues of rural poverty. The Flourish Summit was organised by the Seckford Foundation in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Agricultural Association and Community Action Suffolk. The four voluntary organisations were brought together […]

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July 13, 2016

Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk opens extension to Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has unveiled a plaque at Jubilee House Care Home in Woodbridge to mark the creation of six new bedrooms. Jubilee House, which is situated in the grounds of the Seckford Almshouses on Seckford Street, now provides residential care for up to 25 older people. Before unveiling the plaque, […]

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July 6, 2016

Beccles Free School declared World Champions at RoboCup 2016

A team of students at Beccles Free School have been crowned junior world champions after defeating hundreds of school teams globally at the RoboCup 2016 World Championships. The world-class computer coders, in Years 7 to 9 at Beccles Free School, returned from the RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany, with their trophy earlier today (July 5). This […]

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July 1, 2016

Seckford Almshouses is recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by national inspector

The Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, which provides accommodation and care for older people, has received high praise from national inspectors for its “caring”, “compassionate” and “extremely well-led” service after being rated ‘Outstanding’ in a recent report. Following an inspection of the Almshouses by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on March 30, the inspector praised the […]

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March 24, 2016

Beccles Free School RoboCup team crowned national champions, again!

Beccles Free School, on Castle Hill in Beccles, has been crowned national RoboCup champions for a second year running. The team of students, aged between 12 and 14, have won the honour of representing England at the World Championships again, after defeating over 50 primary and secondary school teams from across the country at the […]

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March 14, 2016

Mentors needed to help young people in Suffolk achieve success

The Suffolk based Seckford Springboard initiative, which aims to help young people into further education, training and employment, is calling on local people across the county to volunteer as a mentor in their area. The mentoring scheme is open to anyone who has some time and expertise to share with people aged 25 and under […]

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