Category Archives: Public Health

Council leaders commit to eradicating slavery and exploitation

Council leaders have pledged their commitment to becoming a Slavery Free Community by 2030.

The Modern Slavery Pledge, signed by Council Leader Councillor Keith Glazier, the lead member for Communities and Safety Councillor Bill Bentley, and Chief Executive Becky Shaw, underlines the council’s commitment to Sussex-wide plans to end modern slavery and human trafficking.

The pledge coincides with the 10 year anniversary of UK Anti-Slavery Day which takes place this Sunday, October 18.

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New testing centre for Covid-19 to open in East Sussex

A NEW testing centre will open in East Sussex today, increasing the options for residents seeking to check if they have Covid-19.

The drive-through site at Plumpton Racecourse will be operated by Sodexo and has been commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC). As a regional testing centre, it will have the capacity to conduct an estimated 700 tests a day and will strengthen the national Test and Trace scheme. Continue reading

Quit smoking this Stoptober

SMOKERS in East Sussex are being urged to join the 1 million across the UK who quit during the coronavirus lockdown and stop smoking during Stoptober.

The annual stop smoking challenge returns this October, and smokers across the county are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier by giving quitting a go. Continue reading