Opinions

Looking after the vulnerable is top priority

Nationally the focus of Covid-19 within the care sector has been on care homes. In Suffolk, we recognise that the experience is the same in all care settings, including extra care housing and supported housing, although the prevalence has not been as great.

An update on Covid-19 in Suffolk’s care homes

There has been a lot of news reported lately about how the Coronavirus pandemic is playing out in care homes and other residential care settings. Many people are concerned about their family members and friends who live in care homes, especially as they are unable to visit.

We are here to help you in this crisis

It is week five of lock down and for many of us who are staying safe at home we find ourselves in a new routine. Each day I appreciate how lucky I am to be able to work from home, while taking care of my elderly mother who has been staying with us for this time.

Working together to make Suffolk the greenest county in the land

By Richard Rout, Cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection

My Environment and Public Protection portfolio at the Council is incredibly diverse, it includes work with the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Suffolk Trading Standards, Flooding and Planning matters.

Why news of health visitors is not the whole story – far from it

This week you may have read news about potential cuts to the number of health visitors working in Suffolk. Unfortunately, this isn’t the whole story – not even close - so I wanted to set the record straight and explain how these proposals are designed to have a very positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families in Suffolk.