The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project, Bradbury Courtyard, 20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

About us

Here at The Bridge we have a passion for our community and empowering people to live well.

The Bridge Project is a unique, creative social enterprise. Being food-focused, we enable those living in Sudbury and surrounding areas to live well.

The Bridge Project was set up in 1995 as a local charity, to assist disadvantaged adults within the community. To this day, we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment to support those living with dementia, learning disabilities and those experiencing mental health issues. Through our meaningful work, we create opportunities for personal development and building friendships.

Our ethos is to work together and bring people together. As a result, our café on Gainsborough Street is a hub of creativity and inclusivity – open to all. Our talented kitchen team produce fresh, delicious snacks, lunches and afternoon teas using locally sourced, Suffolk ingredients.

The Bridge Project provides and maintains a series of social activities, a hot meal delivery service and creative workshops for all ages. For local businesses we have meeting rooms for hire and a catering service available if required. Support groups for those living with dementia and their carers are open to residents in Sudbury and the surrounding areas.

What we offer

  • Food
    Enjoy a freshly cooked, locally sourced lunch or a homemade sweet treat.
  • Social
    Join in on our social events or activity sessions – we welcome all.
  • Creative
    Ready to unleash your artistic side? Nurture it with us at The Bridge.
  • Support
    A warm, welcoming and supportive environment, committed to the community.

Join the team

“The Bridge offers a dynamic, stimulating environment for students, staff and volunteers. We are continually presented with new and exciting challenges and the notion of no two days being the same really does ring true”, Jacob Leslie, Volunteer.

“During my college placement The Bridge has helped me gain confidence and grow as person”, Georgina Backhouse, Student at West Suffolk College.

Work Experience

We can provide work experience opportunities for young people at school, and those at college. From 1 week to 6 months, these roles can range from a few hours a week to full time. Areas include catering and hospitality, supporting people with learning disabilities, dementia and mental health issues, business admin, and premises maintenance.


There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities from a couple of hours a month to 3 days a week.

Roles include: Meal delivery driving (in own car), meal delivery assistant, lunch cover for people with learning disabilities, tutor support, catering and hospitality, dementia and mental health support, gardening, administration, maintenance, minibus driving or working at our shop.

Job Opportunities

We are expanding and are always looking for talented individuals to join our passionate team. If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in our local community then take a look at our current vacancies or get in touch on: 

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