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Welcome to our  website. Our web address is still http://www.daseastsuffolk.org.uk! Read more …

We are an independent advice centre in Martlesham Heath.

We offer free, confidential and impartial advice to disabled people and their carers in the Suffolk Coastal area which includes:

Contact us for help

Visit us:
You can drop into our office Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 3pm.

Phone us: We also run a telephone advice line Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm (01394) 387070.

We visit you: We can also arrange to visit you in your own home if you can’t get to our office. Contact us for an appointment.

Email us: And you can email us — see the Contact page.

We cannot give medical, debt or legal advice but we can help you to find other agencies who can help you with these issues.

Helping over 1,000 people a year

Each year we help over 1,000 people with disabilities, their carers and families.

We get over 6,000 inquiries a year. We help people with their problems and issues and regularly help clients claim over £2m in benefits they are entitled to. This also contributes to the local economy in the Suffolk Coastal area.

We are part-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the remainder by the generosity of local councils, charities and individuals who have been helped by DAS and by the dedication of our volunteers. We need to raise £184,000 per year to keep our service going and any contributions help, including donations via Local Giving.

Our customer satisfaction surveys show consistently high levels of satisfaction. We are always ready to listen to ideas for improvement from our customers and volunteers.

Latest news

More news

  • Christmas/New Year office closure. - The office will be closed 13th December – 1st January, reopening on Thursday 2nd. January. May we wish all our clients and supporters a happy Christmas and prosperous 2020.
  • Trustee Board Chair vacancy. - Interested in making a real impact on your community? We are looking for a new dynamic Chair to lead our trustee board in setting the long-term strategic direction of the organisation. We want someone who is willing to share their…
  • Volunteer outing to Aldeburgh. - Some very happy volunteers at our annual outing at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh. We would like to say thank you to the staff for both the wonderful food and service we received!
  • Volunteer week. -     As part of volunteer week, the DAS are currently looking for new volunteers to help us continue to to deliver our services to the community. For more information on what roles are available, visit our “Volunteering” page. If…
  • DisabledGo. - The UK’s leading provider of access information. For full details, please visit their site by clicking here.
  • Easy Going Trails. - Easy Going Trails.   Suffolk County Council have developed 18 easy to follow trails, each of which gets you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside. Each trail is easy to follow on generally level ground. They…

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Read even more news on our News page or see the latest headlines on our News summary page.

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“Gives great support. Helps you feel you are not alone. Thank you”

Client 2015-16 (1)

“Great stuff. Good staff all round”

Client 2015-16 (2)

Area we cover

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