Mid Suffolk Disability Forum

Welcome to the Mid Suffolk Disability Forum

The Mid Suffolk Disability Forum is set up as a reference group to assist Mid Suffolk District Council to listen, learn and consult with disabled people.

The Forum creates opportunities for disabled people, their families and disability organisations in Mid Suffolk to come together to:

  • Consult directly with Mid Suffolk District Council services and facilities
  • Provide a collective and stronger voice on all issues of disability
  • Make a positive difference to disabled people
  • Improve lives

Download our Mid Suffolk Disability Forum Leaflet for more information.


The Forum meets quarterly (January, April, July and October), either face-to-face in a local accessible venue or online.

Recent topics discussed include:

  • Issues relating to public transport
  • Access to shops and businesses in Mid Suffolk
  • Access to Needham Market Railway Station
  • Redevelopment of the Regal Theatre, Stowmarket
  • Health and social care services
  • Access to leisure opportunities

Who can go to the Forum meetings

  • Everyone with an interest in disability
  • Disabled people and their family carers, who live in Mid Suffolk, including people with physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, learning disabilities or mental health problems
  • Representatives of disability organisations that provide a service to people who live in Mid Suffolk
  • Representatives of Mid Suffolk District Council and Town and Parish Council

Join now, membership is free and everyone is welcome

Contact: Linda Hoggarth (Chair for Mid Suffolk Disability forum)

Telephone: 01473 464690

E-mail: linda.hoggarth@avenuesgroup.org.uk 

Next Meeting date

  • The date of the next meeting will be Wednesday, 17th April, 2024, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • This will be held as a virtual meeting via Zoom. If you wish to join please contact Linda Hoggarth

Links to other information

Previous meeting minutes