Bury Rural LifeLink

Jo Burnett LifeLink Coordinator Bury Rural LifeLink supports patients registered at Botesdale, Stanton and Woolpit surgeries, by aiming to connect people to the many social activities, clubs and groups that are on offer in the community.

Bury Rural LifeLink includes:

  • up to six hourly sessions with your LifeLink coordinator, after the initial meeting
  • access to the Bury Rural LifeLink drop-in providing an opportunity to meet other like-minded people
  • build your own personal action plan around what is important to you.

Open to anyone over 16

You can get involved in something they have an interest in and would enjoy.

There are a range of benefits which include:

  • improved mental health and wellbeing
  • meeting new people and developing new friendships
  • feeling healthier and fitter
  • learning new skills
  • opportunities for volunteering and employment.

Where you can find us

Your LifeLink Coordinator works from various venues in your local area, such as GP surgeries and community buildings. The time and place for each session is decided between the coordinator and the participant.


Activities can include:

  • debt and benefits advice
  • volunteering opportunities
  • health and fitness groups, such as walking, cycling and dance
  • support groups
  • arts and culture groups
  • history groups
  • sports clubs and activities.

Bury Rural LifeLink is free

However, some of the groups and clubs that you might like to get involved in may have a small charge. But this can be discussed at your meeting with your LifeLink coordinator.

How to get involved

Contact the Bury Rural LifeLink Coordinator, Jo Burnett:

  • for queries and verbal referrals phone 07976 802085
  • generic email, queries, referrals and referral forms email: buryrural-lifelink@westsuffolk.gov.uk
  • if you cannot complete a referral form online, print off, complete, and post a PDF referral to: Kim Barnes-Clark, LifeLink, West Suffolk Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU.

Bury Rural LifeLink serves patients registered at Botesdale, Stanton and Woolpit surgeries

You can refer yourself by completing a self-referral form:

GPs, professionals and organisations can also make referrals by completing a :