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Chance to reshape learning disability day services

Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the Christmas and New Year holidays to ensure people get the information and the support they need. The council will be open for business as usual during most of the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Most council services will be open on 24, ...

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County Council Reduces Size of Top Team

Staffordshire Place

Staffordshire County Council has reduced the number of directors on its senior leadership team. The move, approved at a meeting of Full Council today, will help close a £35m shortfall in the council’s budget in 2019-20 and deliver ongoing savings in future years. John Tradewell is to be appointed as the new Director of Corporate Services. Andy Burns, the Director ...

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Over 65s urged to get free flu vaccination before Christmas

Flu dog

People over the age of 65 in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination before Christmas. The free vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of the flu.  These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-9. So ...

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County council steps in to ensure care continues

Social care stock

Staffordshire County Council has stepped in to ensure home care visits for people across the county will continue – after a major national provider was hit by financial concerns. The council took the proactive decision to transfer care to new providers by December 14 after Allied Healthcare announced it would no longer be providing care in the county. Alternative arrangements ...

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Statement on Allied Healthcare

Alan White

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “We have been made aware by the Care Quality Commission about its concerns about the future of Allied Healthcare, which is a national homecare provider operating across the country including Staffordshire. “Our priority is ensuring those in need of care will continue to receive ...

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Council to consider new approach to children and young people’s mental health

A proposed new approach to helping children and young people with mental health issues in Staffordshire will be considered by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. If agreed, the new joint approach by the county council and Clinical Commissioning Groups will see children and young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues get the right help at the right time. Staffordshire ...

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County Council Agrees to Transfer Former Centre

Staffordshire Place

A former leisure centre building owned by Staffordshire County Council will be transferred to Newcastle Borough Council for a nominal fee. At the county council’s Property Sub-Committee meeting yesterday, members unanimously decided to transfer the former Kidsgrove Leisure Centre building to the borough council, together with a contribution of £363,000 towards the cost of demolition. The transfer—which is subject to ...

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Army of Gritters Ready to Roll as Winter Officially Gets Under Way

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s army of gritters are primed and ready for action – as winter in Staffordshire officially gets underway. As we head into November the county council’s fleet is now ready to roll when needed to help keep the county safely on the move. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs will be ready to roll if ...

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Just one week left to apply for secondary school

Key stage 2

Parents have just over one week left to apply for a secondary school in Staffordshire. Admission applications to secondary schools close on October 31, meaning parents still have time to make that all-important decision on which secondary school their child will attend in September 2019. Last year, 400 parents failed to apply before the deadline, putting them at a potential ...

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