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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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Over 65s urged to get free flu vaccination

Flu dog

People over the age of 65 in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination. 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. For older people, ...

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Councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups join together to tackle mental health in young people

Children and young people with mental health issues in Staffordshire will get the right help at the right time, thanks to a proposed new joint approach by Staffordshire councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups have launched their proposed joint Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing strategy on World Mental Health Day ...

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Thousands of children to benefit from flu vaccination

Thousands of primary-age schoolchildren in Staffordshire will soon be benefitting from their annual flu vaccination ahead of the winter season. Pregnant women, parents of children aged 2 and 3 years old and adults with underlying health conditions are also being encouraged to take up the offer of a free vaccination from today (October 8). The free flu vaccines are being ...

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