Find out what our corporate directorates are, including their services, cabinet members and senior officers.

A directorate is a group of services provided by Suffolk County Council. 

Each of our directorates has:

  • an elected cabinet member (county councillor)
  • an appointed director (senior management officer) 

You can find out more about each of our directorates by clicking on the information sections below. 

What we do

Adult and Community Services (ACS) provides services for adults, young people moving into adulthood and people with physical and learning disabilities. 

We work in partnership with:

  • health services
  • local councils
  • the independent, voluntary and private sectors
  • the Health and Wellbeing Board

We also work with colleagues in other areas of the county council, especially Children and Young People's Services.

Our services

Adult and Community Services supports or commissions services including:

Cabinet Member

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Cabinet Member for Adult Care


Mike Hennessey, Corporate Director for Adult and Community Services

Our aims, vision and values

Our vision is to be a leading social care service, working in new ways with partners to provide outstanding outcomes for people.

When our support is needed we work with people, giving them the life they want. When needed we work with our partner organisations to keep vulnerable people safe from harm.

Projects and programmes

Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities

We work with people, families, partners and communities to help more people to have added years of healthy and fulfilling lives in Suffolk.  

To achieve this we have a way of working called Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities (SLCC).

Health and Care Integration

We work closely with Health colleagues, joining up services within the community at the Connect sites and through our Sustainability and Transformation Plan (PDF, 1MB).

This work will improve outcomes for residents, reduce pressure on Accident and Emergency and avoidable hospital admissions.  

Support to Live at Home

The way we buy and organise home care in Suffolk has changed.

This means we talk to people about their personal choices and organise support packages on their behalf based on the outcomes they want to achieve for themselves. All care and support should meet the needs of each individual person in a way which promotes their dignity and well-being.

For more information on Support to Live at Home, please visit our Home care page.

Suffolk InfoLink, also has details of organisations and Information on support services across Suffolk on a wide variety of topics related to social care. Aiming to help people stay in their own home.

Our practice

In line with delivering outcome based care rather than time and task, we have received more enquiries around 15 minute visits.

We have an overarching policy which sets out our approach to the delivery of care and support, and further details can be found in the Adult Social Care Policy Framework (PDF, 918KB).

In general we do not encourage home care visits of under 30 minutes and certainly not for personal care. However, where people require medication prompts or welfare checks to support their wellbeing and this cannot be achieved via a phone call or text, then we will provide 15 minute visits if this approach is what is required to keep people safe and well.

What we do

Corporate Services (CS) supports the delivery of front line services to the public. 

Our services

Corporate Services includes: 

Cabinet Members


Chris Bally, Director of Corporate Services and Deputy Chief Executive

Our services

Fire and Public Safety incorporates:

Cabinet Member

Councillor Richard Rout, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection


Mark Hardingham, Chief Fire Officer and Director of Fire and Public Protection

What we do 

Growth, Highways and Infrastructure (GHI) is responsible for economic and industrial growth within the county, as well as recycling, transport and public highways services. 

Our services

Growth, Highways and Infrastructure services include:

  • Highways
  • Planning
  • Economic development
  • Environmental Strategy 
  • Strategic development
  • Passenger transport
  • Waste and recycling

Cabinet Members


Aidan Dunn, Interim Corporate Director of Growth, Highways and Infrastructure 

Our services

Health, Wellbeing and Children's Services (HWC) includes:

  • Disabled Children’s Services
  • Early Help services
  • Education and Learning
  • Fostering and Adoption
  • Health Improvement
  • Health Visiting
  • Knowledge and Intelligence
  • Localities and Communities
  • Population Healthcare
  • Public Health
  • School Nursing
  • Social Care Services
  • Special Education Needs and Disabilities
  • Youth Offending

Cabinet Members


  • Sue Cook, Director for Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services
  • Allan Cadzow, Service Director for Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services
  • Dr Amanda Jones, Director of Public Health