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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.

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

Staffordshire adopter Sally

Families interested in adopting siblings are being encouraged to come forward in a new campaign by Staffordshire County Council’s Adoption Service. Almost seven out of ten children waiting for adoptive families in the West Midlands are brothers and sisters in groups of 2 or more. This means that the need to find parents for siblings is greater than ever before. ...

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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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Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app

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

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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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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Continued success for Staffordshire’s child protection services

Mark Sutton

Vulnerable children in Staffordshire are very well protected, according to the latest Ofsted inspection of children’s services. For the second inspection in a row Staffordshire County Council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers are all rated as ‘Good’ in every category, with no areas needing urgent improvement. The report says: “The ...

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Carers honoured for going the extra mile for dignity

Dignity Awards 2017

Carers from across Staffordshire have been recognised for “going the extra mile” at the county’s Dignity in Care Awards. Over 200 carers were joined by family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts on 2nd August. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are ...

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