We’re an organisation that has grown out of the successful Town & Bridge Project, established in 2006 in an area of high urban deprivation in Ipswich, Suffolk.

ActivLives now works across Ipswich and Suffolk to deliver initiatives that help motivate, support and inspire people living in areas of deprivation, make positive changes to their lifestyle and improve their own health and well-being and employability.

We grow stronger people and communities by keeping them connected, informed and involved through the provision of Support Services; Community Projects; Activities; Health information; Education and Training; Practical Advice, Volunteering and Work Placements. ActivLives mission is to create healthier communities, combat loneliness, reduce health and training inequalities and enable people to live full active and independent lives.

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ActivAgeing is a programme to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in and around Ipswich with a specific focus on activities for older adults.

We provide a range of fun and social activities to help people of all ages keep active, independent and promote good physical and mental health.

Stay healthy »


ActivGardens brings people together in an active and healthy way, creating change to improve the vitality of communities and the people who live in them.

Get growing »


The Keep On Rockin’ members have achieved a sustainable singing group through weekly member support, fundraising and performances.

Keep on rockin' »


A new project and partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council, to help motivate and inspire people 45 years and over to increase their physical activity, eat more healthily and becoming more involved with their community.

Keep connected »