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Hidden Needs Report

13 Nov 2020 11:15AM

Research looking into the ‘hidden needs’ of those living in Suffolk has been published at the annual celebration event of the Suffolk Community Foundation.

The Foundation commissioned the University to produce the Hidden Needs report which provides the latest vital data and talks about how together we can rebuild local lives in Suffolk.

Professor Emma Bond, Director of Research at the University of Suffolk said “The Hidden Needs Report was a vitally important piece of research when we first became the University of Suffolk in 2016 so we are very pleased that our work with the Suffolk Community Foundation has continued. It is an excellent example of how our research positively impacts on evidence-based policymaking. This third Report highlights existing inequalities in our county and stresses the need to work together to overcome these challenges. This Report, compiled by my colleague Cristian Dogaru, provides a robust evidence base which we know will be a vital catalyst in addressing particular economic and social issues and prioritising the hidden needs that exist within Suffolk.”

The report was launched at the Suffolk Community Foundation’s annual celebration event which recognised the outstanding contribution of the voluntary sector in Suffolk and reflected on how the sector can best continue to support those in need.

The Hidden Needs 2020 report can be found by going to


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