The Pear Tree Centre

The Pear Tree Fund

The Pear Tree Centre

An introduction to our centre

We are expanding the services which The Pear Tree Fund provides by developing a one-stop-shop to offer support, information, counselling and finance and benefits advice to anyone who has been diagnosed with a life-changing illness.

Called the Pear Tree Centre, it is being built on land adjacent to Cutlers Hill Surgery in Halesworth and will bring a wide range of services closer to home for people living in north east Suffolk and south Norfolk.

Anyone with a life-changing condition, as well as their families, friends and carers. will be welcome to drop in and use the services on offer, which will include:

  • information and support to help understand diagnosis
  • counselling
  • financial and benefits advice
  • bereavement support
  • children and family support services
  • headscarf tying and “feel good” support
  • complementary treatments such as Reiki, massage and reflexology
  • signposting to other agencies

The Pear Tree Centre

We are also working in partnership with local organisations such as Big C to ensure we can provide a comprehensive range of services for local people.

The Pear Tree Centre will serve around 50,000 people who live within a 15-mile radius of Halesworth, which includes the rural towns of Bungay, Beccles, Kessingland, Southwold, Leiston, Saxmundham, Framlingham, Stradbroke, Fressingfield and Harleston.


You can keep up to date with the latest news on the building work by reading our blog.

The Pear Tree Centre

Pear Tree Centre virtual tour

You can take a virtual tour of the building by clicking the video.

The film begins in the car park before moving into a light, airy atrium area, complete with comfortable seating and large glass doors leading onto the landscaped garden.

Individual rooms where people can receive counselling, bereavement support, complementary therapies or help understanding a diagnosis are available on either side of the main space.

Please note that the shape of the car park area and footpath have changed slightly since this walk-through was created.

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