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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.

People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

Gill Heath

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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Grave Talk masterclass for Dying Matters

A free online masterclass on how to talk about death and dying is being held as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Local expert David Primrose, Director for Transforming Communities at the Diocese of Lichfield, will be giving the talk to give advice to people who want to start running community discussions or online support groups around death and dying. ...

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£208K Funding boost to improve air quality in Staffordshire

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People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from a new project to improve air quality in the area. Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council will share £208k funding as part of Government plans to tackle air pollution Local campaigns to highlight the benefits of clean air, tackling anti-idling in vehicles and encouraging people to consider greener ...

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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

With just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. Staffordshire County Council’s Dignity in Care Awards, now in their sixth year recognises care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect. Alan White, Deputy Leader at ...

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A New Healthy Lifestyle Service for Staffordshire

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Residents most at risk of developing poor health in later life are to be targeted with focused health and lifestyle support as part of a new service launched in Staffordshire from April 1. The new Healthy Communities Service will  be open to residents aged 50 and over who live in 52 areas of Staffordshire identified as where people are likely ...

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Multi-million pound backing to help families

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A £5 million scheme to help Staffordshire families has been backed by the Government. The funding means that Staffordshire County Council and partners can support families in need of help before their problems reach crisis point. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: This money will help us make a real difference to lives ...

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Stay well and look after your neighbours during cold weather

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather, with freezing and snow set to continue over the next few days. The county council is also urging people to check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well, particularly if they have any health ...

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Health watchdog service to be reshaped

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A service that champions people’s health rights is being reshaped to ensure it continues to makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Current provider Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been reappointed after submitting a strong proposal for the future of the service which encourages people to have their say on all aspects of the NHS and social ...

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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption

Young adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21. Staffordshire County Council has announced that people previously under the authority’s care and currently living in Staffordshire will not have to pay council tax, in order to help in their transition to adulthood. The measures were announced at the county council’s ...

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Celebrating Staffordshire’s carers who go that extra mile

Dignity Awards 2017

People are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award. Staffordshire County Council’s Dignity in Care Awards, now in their sixth year recognises care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect. Amongst the categories in this ...

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