Health and Wellbeing

Community Action Suffolk aims to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to be fully involved in discussions and decision making around health and wellbeing. We provide up to date information, making sure the views of the VCSE sector are heard where decisions are being made and by gathering evidence about what is working well.

Voluntary and community organisations play an important part in improving the health and wellbeing of Suffolk residents, but keeping abreast of the frequent changes in health policies and services can be a challenge.


A role for Community Action Suffolk

Funded by Suffolk County Council, Community Action Suffolk has appointed a Senior Development Officer for Health, Geraldine Dougall. Geraldine works to create better links between the many organisations, groups and agencies involved in this area.


Health and Wellbeing network: news and information about health issues in Suffolk

CAS’s VCSE sector Health and Wellbeing network supports the work of the Health and Wellbeing representatives (see below). Its regular meetings allow you to have direct input to Suffolk’s Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board agenda. CAS produces a bi-monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter providing updates on national, regional and local policies, changes to county services and news about other meetings and forum. To receive the newsletter and other relevant updates, simply become a CAS member (which is free) and choose to join the Health and Wellbeing network.

Go here for the Health and Wellbeing network


VCSE sector representation on the Health and Wellbeing Board

Your VCSE sector representatives sit on Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board for three years.

CAS provides regular updates on the main issues which Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board is considering through the Health and Wellbeing newsletter (see above). It includes information about related consultations and engagement events in the “Have Your Say” section.

Go here for the Health and Wellbeing Board representation


Connecting People – Partnership working

There is a complex web of partnerships and forums in Suffolk. Many oversee services which address health and wellbeing. Community Action Suffolk seeks to draw information from them, to champion voluntary sector representation and open up discussion. We invite voluntary sector members to post important issues for the sector.


For further information, contact:

Geraldine Dougall, Senior Development Officer, Health
Geraldine.dougall@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk
01473 345367