Moving to Suffolk

This page will help you find the services you need if you are moving to Suffolk from abroad.

New arrivals to Suffolk from abroad

There is a lot of information available to you if you have come to live in Suffolk from abroad.

National minimum wages

If you're a migrant worker, contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or find information about the National Minimum Wage on GOV.UK.

Support from other organisations

Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE)

Address: 46A St Matthew's Street, Ipswich, IP1 4TE

Telephone: 01473 408111


Suffolk Inter Faith Resource (SIFRE)

Address: The Inter Faith Centre, The West Building, University Campus Suffolk, Neptune Key, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

Telephone: 01379 678615



SIFRE was established in 1994 by a group of people representing the faiths and culture of the residents of Ipswich and Suffolk. Their intent is to promote understanding between people of different faiths and to provide a way for people to increase their understanding of the different faiths.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Address: 19 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BE

Telephone: 01473 219777


The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers. There are also CAB offices around the county, find your nearest one at

Suffolk Refuge Support

Address: 38 St Matthews Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3EP

Telephone: 01473 400785


SRS provide advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers living in Suffolk. They are a charity based in Ipswich but help refugees and asylum seekers all over Suffolk. There are drop in sessions in Ipswich on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Health Outreach

Address: 70-74 St Helens Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2LA

Telephone: 01473 341763

The Health Outreach team offer a drop-in service to help those who have not been able to access mainstream health services.