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5 Heathlands St. Georges Lane,Reydon
IP18 6RW


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SouthGen is a charitable community benefit society whose mission is to create a brighter future for our communities in Southwold, Reydon and the rest of the Waveney Valley. This area has some of the highest house prices and lowest social mobility in the country. Our vision? Flourishing communities where people of all ages live, work and socialise.

SouthGen partenered with Hastoe Housing Association to become the first group in England and Wales to buy back an old community hospital from the NHS. Southwold and District Hospital was built at the end of the 19th Century entirely through community subscriptions. Over 100 years later, we are raising the money to redevelop the Old Hospital for 21st Century needs -- affordable housing and workspace, a library, childcare for working parents and a farm to fork café to support local food producers. 

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