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New Deal Will See Three Million Hours of Home Care Funded Across Staffordshire

A new deal will see around three million hours of quality care delivered every year to help some of the most frail and vulnerable people in Staffordshire live more independently in their homes. The new agreements span four years and will not only secure home care for more than 4,000 adults entitled to support, but will help ensure care can ...

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Have Your Say on Timing of Vital Second Bridge Works

Burton people are being asked to have their say on when the second phase of a crucial £6.1m scheme to safeguard the future use of two gateways into the town should start. Staffordshire County Council successfully bid for Government funding to safeguard both St Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge – without which St Peter’s Bridge would close for good, crippling ...

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Stronger links with banks set to boost fight against doorstep crime

Trading Standards

Strengthened links between banks, trading standards and police announced this week will boost Staffordshire’s fight against doorstep crime. The Banking Protocol is a scheme that all banks and building societies have now signed up. It will streamline the process of reporting doorstep crime where victims request large cash withdrawals. Nationally the scheme is being run by Financial Fraud Action UK ...

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Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app

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People are being asked for their views and comments to help shape and design a new healthy living App. The new My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by Staffordshire County Council and technology company Sentimoto. The App will help people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and ...

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Staffordshire libraries to celebrate Get Online Week

People are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online for the first time at their local library. National Get Online Week starts on 2 October and this year’s campaign  is asking people to use the internet to do just one thing they would normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even ...

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Leaders warn of “catastrophic” winter if social care cash is withheld

Philip Atkins

Local authorities in the West Midlands are warning the Government of the “catastrophic impact”  on residents if pledged social care funding is not honoured. With winter just a matter of weeks a week, leaders have called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to act now to avert a potential health and social care crisis. The call comes after NHS England suddenly ...

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New deal will see three million hours of home care funded across Staffordshire

Social Care

A new deal will see around three million hours of quality care delivered every year to help some of the most frail and vulnerable people in Staffordshire live more independently in their homes. The new agreements span four years and will not only secure home care for more than 4,000 adults entitled to support, but will help ensure care can ...

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Free parking for town centre

Breaking News

Charges for on-street parking spaces in Burton town centre will be suspended from Monday to help local business during the closure of St Peter’s Bridge. Staffordshire County Council says the free parking will also support a campaign to promote Burton businesses in the run up to Christmas as the bridge reopens. With the closure of St Peter’s Bridge in place ...

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Businesses invited to sign up for 2018 UK Corporate Games

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With some of the UK’s top firms already signed up for the 2018 UK Corporate Games, local companies are being encouraged to follow suit. The Games, which will return to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent next year, are expected to attract thousands of amateur athletes from top companies and boost the local economy to the tune of around £3m. Now, businesses interested ...

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