So, what is Beans?





The Beans team provides wrap around, individualised support for children and young people aged 0-25 who are suspected as neurodivergent within East and West Suffolk.

The team are also here to help educate and support parents, carers and siblings through their journey to ensure the whole family is supported and can navigate the world of neurodiversity.

We provide a range of activities and events tailored to suit those with different abilities and needs, such as forest school, silent outdoor cinema showings, sensory dome experiences and many more.

The beans team is made up of supportive profesionals with a mixture of lived and learnt experience of neurodiversity and are always happy to help.

What do we do?

We provide a variety of comprehensive support to suit the many different needs people have.

We also offer community groups, fun activities, drop in wellbeing sessions, events, our LEAF programme and sign posting to other support services under Access Community Trust.

Children & young people


Wrap around support for children/young people aged 0-15.

Groups & Drop-ins


Groups and drop ins for families, siblings and children.

Sibling Support


Wrap around support for young people and adults aged 16-25.

Parent & Carer Support


If you care for someone that’s neurodivergent then we can help by answering questions, offering advice, running free workshops and being with you every step of the way. 


A collective project that aims to improve mental health and wellbeing by learning from experience.

Activities & Events


Groups and drop ins for families, siblings and children that might not want or need that 1-to-1 support.

Our Locations


The Beans service operates in three different locations within east and west Suffolk.

Bury St Edmunds – Linden House, Kings Road, IP33 3DJ.

Saxmundham – Sax’cess House, 24 High Street, IP17 1AE. 

Woodbridge – The Pavilion Café, Kingston Fields, IP12 4BA.

Some of our Success Stories

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“In my case I could not ask for any more than I am already receiving, it feels great to have someone to care and support not only my daughter but myself too, so a big thank you from me.”
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“I’ve been to two Beans meetings at the Pavilion café so far and both were really useful. It is so lovely to chat to other people who just get it. Faye was running it, so it was good to meet her.”
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“Things with our daughter are generally improving. She still has meltdowns, but they are less frequent and usually less aggressive. And as parents we are getting better at knowing how to deal with her to try and avoid them".
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"My experience of BEANS has been entirely positive. From admin, to meeting with Diana and then Alice, I have felt cared for, respected and heard. The service is flexible enough to work around our school and work commitments. Alice is very approachable and easy to talk to. It is very reassuring for me to see my child feeling able to talk".
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"Glad of the support, I feel like something might come of it for once after dealing with other people before and not getting anywhere. Been listened to and things have happened, so happy so far and hoping for it to continue the same way. Erica is brilliant, great with the kids, came to a meeting with me at school and was really prepared".
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“Erica has been doing a marvellous job and is the best support worker that we have ever had. We had social services in before and they didn’t do half the stuff Erica has,she has managed to get our son into a special needs school and he is really excited to go.”
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