It’s Volunteers’ Week 2020

Volunteers’ Week 2020

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many of the things we would usually do, we want to show our own volunteers here at DAS, just how special and appreciated they are. 

So stay tuned… look out for news – and maybe even the odd photo this week!


DAS Offices closed to public – but we are on the end of the ‘phone!

Covid-19 update

The well-being of our clients, staff and volunteers is important to us, so our offices are currently closed to the public until it is safe to re-open.

We are running a telephone advice service however, so please be assured that we are still here – for advice, support and information. 

Contact us:

10am – 3pm, Monday – Thursday

Telephone: 01394 387070


Please do contact us, but also take a look at our Facebook page

DAS Facebook page – click HERE 

…here you will find information about support, schemes and agencies to turn to for help at this very difficult time.

Recruiting volunteers!

We are currently looking to recruit and train up some new volunteers at the DAS, as they play a vital role in helping us to deliver our service to the local community.

Current volunteering opportunities include (but are not limited to):

  • Receptionist.
  • Administrative support.

For more information click here to be taken to our volunteering page, or if you’d like to speak to someone call us on (01394) 387070.

Alternatively, you can download an application form (found on the volunteering page) to fill in and send it back to us by email at

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 you would like to apply, complete one of the applications at the bottom of the volunteering page and email it over to us at If you have any further questions, please fill out the form on our “Contact Details” page.

We would also like to that this time to thank all of our wonderful volunteers, as without you we wouldn’t be able to provide the fabulous service we do in East Suffolk.


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 range from just 1/3rd of a mile to 8 miles. Explore magical Cavenham Heath, see birds at Lackford Lakes, visit Britain’s first village at West Stow Country Park, enjoy the beautiful grounds at Thornham Walks, or marvel at the views from Dunwich Heath.
Trails have been carefully assessed by a team of disabled volunteers and are divided into Easy Access Trails, which are suitable for all, and Easy Going Trails, which follow slightly rougher ground and are a bit more challenging. Each walk starts at a car park, most have accessible toilet facilities and many have cafes or tea-rooms. A few are really wild destinations with no facilities, such as Cavenham Heath, although facilities are close by.
For more information, please click here.


Please be aware: If you are in receipt of benefits and need to visit your dentist or get a prescription from your GP, you need to check whether you are on contribution or income based benefits. You are only entitled to FREE treatment it you are getting income based benefits whether that’s ESA or JSA. If you are on contribution based you need to complete a HC1 form(we have a stock of them in the office) or you can ask for income based benefits.
Seek advice, if you have ticked the wrong box, NHS Business Services will charge you for the treatment and add a fine, which could be a substantial amount.
You can find out about your benefits by ringing the DWP on 0800 169 0310 (no charge)