Health Outreach Service

Health Outreach was previously known as the Marginalised and Vulnerable Adults (MVA) service. Taking into account feedback from people who use this service, it was decided that the name be changed to Health Outreach.  The service covers the East and West Suffolk areas, providing care and support in community settings, at hostels, on the street or in the home.

The team provides help and support to people who would not normally access healthcare; such as the homeless, Gypsies, Travellers, Roma, refugee and asylum seekers, migrant workers, ex-offenders and Black and Minority Ethnic groups.

Partnership Working

In partnership with Volunteering Matters we are working closely with local GPs, voluntary sector, social services and many more to provide access to healthcare and treatment to people who find it difficult to access mainstream services. The team will signpost people to appropriate services that suit their needs. The team is made up of nurses, mental health nurses, social workers, support and advice staff, counsellors and trainers.

How to contact the service?

Members of the public can self-refer to this service in person by visiting the address below, or contacting the team via:


Telephone: 01473 341763

GPs and other healthcare professionals can also refer clients to this service by phone or through a referral form.


Health Outreach NHS
70 – 74 St Helens Street
Ipswich, IP4 2LA