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New £5m action plan to improve Staffordshire’s roads

Roadmaster

Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and tackle more potholes have been announced today (Thursday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes, carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of defects, and work on preventative measures such as surface dressing. Coupled ...

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Stay well during cold weather

Social Care

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather, with freezing temperatures forecast for the next few days. The county council along with Public Health England is also urging people to check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well, particularly if they have ...

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Gritters primed and ready for freezing February

Gritter

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing February temperatures are forecast this week. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -5C in some areas of the county this week, and the Met Office forecasts a band of snow and ice to edge in from the north-west tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. The county’s 40-strong team of ...

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Staffordshire families get life-changing support

Early years

Some of the most vulnerable families in Staffordshire are getting life-changing help in an effort to reduce the amount of children coming into care. A number of new initiatives by Staffordshire County Council have meant that more than 80% of the 524 children supported by Edge of Care and Intensive Family Support Services in 2016/17 were able to stay with ...

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Schools will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards

School exam - older children

Schools in Staffordshire will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards when it comes to GCSEs, the county’s education chief has said. The news comes as new GCSE result statistics are revealed by the Department for Education. Instead of being graded A*-G, pupils are now being graded 9-1 in English Language, English Literature and Maths, with a grade ...

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County council supports recruitment of carers

Carer campaign

A recruitment campaign to provide nearly 460 additional carers across Staffordshire will help people live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. The army of carers will be recruited by contracted care companies across the county, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The carers, who between them will be carrying out more than half a million hours ...

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New healthy living app needs volunteers

MY-KIN-STAFFORDSHIRE-HEALTH-AND-WELLBEING-APP

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

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Make a Career out of Care

Carer campaign

Care companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, have today (Thursday) launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire ...

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Newcastle primary school set for expansion

Chalkboard

A primary school in Newcastle could be expanded to offer more places to children in the area. Baldwin’s Gate Primary School in Baldwin’s Gate, Newcastle, could be expanded by 35 places—5 places per year group—to 140 places, allowing it to cope with increased demand for places in the area. The measures are being put before Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet, after ...

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Cabinet to consider moving to new funding formula for schools

Schools in Staffordshire could move to the Government’s new National Funding Formula, after measures are considered by the county council’s Cabinet next week. With an extra £9.5million going to Staffordshire schools, the county council will decide whether to move to the Government’s new funding formula, which will determine how the money is distributed. This follows on from a Government announcement ...

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