Directorates

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) works with adults, young people moving into adulthood and people with physical and learning disabilities to develop better outcomes in people’s lives and help them to live as independently as possible.

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

Management

Mike Hennessey, Corporate Director for Adult and Community Services

Our aims, vision and values

Our vision is to be a good social care service, working in new ways with partners to develop better outcomes in people’s lives.

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 improves outcomes for people and reduces pressure on Accident and Emergency and avoidable hospital admissions.  

Support to Live at Home

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.

Our practice

The Adult Social Care Policy Framework (PDF, 918KB) shows our policy on the delivery of care and support in Suffolk.

What we do

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

Our services

Corporate Services includes: 

Cabinet Members

Management

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

Management

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

Management

Mark Ash, Executive 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

Management

  • 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