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We’re responsible for providing social care for vulnerable adults and older people across Staffordshire as well as providing support for those who care for them.

Our Children and Families Social Work Teams provide advice, support and social work to families – parents, children and other carers.

Vaccinate children to avoid unwanted Christmas present

Parents are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against flu before they spread it far and wide this winter. Not only is flu unpleasant for small children once they’ve contracted it, but they tend to pass the bug on to the rest of the family. Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Health, ...

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Health watchdog to be revamped

Social care stock

A service that champions people’s health rights is being revamped to ensure it makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Following a consultation earlier this year on Healthwatch Staffordshire, the county council is looking to reshape the contract for the service and focus on what people have said is important to them. The revamped service is ...

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Plans to Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved

Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire. NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF)  subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the ...

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Stay healthy this winter

The elderly and vulnerable shouldn’t hesitate this winter, but seek help at the first sign of an illness – even if it’s just a cough or a cold. That’s the message from health experts to the over-65s, the pregnant, parents of small children and those with long-term health conditions. Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Health, Care and ...

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‘Stoptober’ operations aim to prevent the sale of counterfeit tobacco

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Operations aimed at preventing and disrupting the sale of counterfeit tobacco are taking place throughout October in Staffordshire. As well as encouraging people to quit smoking during ‘Stoptober’, Staffordshire County Council will be cracking down on fake fags and reminding retailers of their duties when selling legitimate cigarettes. Trading Standards officers will be carrying out test purchases in an effort ...

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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you help keep siblings together?’

Staffordshire adopter Sally

Singing and dancing like Elsa from Frozen, bouncing on a trampoline and trips to the farm to feed the animals are high on the wish list for three Staffordshire children looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged five, four and two are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a ...

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Plans for social care funding escalated

Social Care

Plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated – after NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld. Staffordshire County Council had been earmarked £19.5m this year for social care services in support of health as part of the ...

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County to sign up to Mental Health Challenge

Mental health

Work to support positive mental health and reduce inequalities caused by mental health issues could be taking an important step forward in Staffordshire. On world Mental Health Day (October 10), Staffordshire County Council has announced it is looking to sign up to the Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge, which ensures councils support positive mental health in their communities and work ...

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Response to Legionella found at a hotel in Burton

Staffordshire Place

The Three Queens Hotel & Lodge in Burton-upon-Trent will temporarily close to the public as a precautionary measure on the advice of health professionals from Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council. The move follows laboratory tests showing Legionella pneumophila bacteria present in water samples taken from the hotel plumbing, and ...

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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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