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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.

Council looking to step in to provide nursing homes

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A decreasing number of nursing homes and the rising costs of placements in Staffordshire means the county council will have to step in to ensure people’s care needs are being met. In a series of recommendations put before Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet, the authority has announced it will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

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Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Chance for Staffordshire carers to have their say

Carers in Staffordshire are being given the chance to shape a county-wide strategy. Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Stafford have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out how they want to work with them in future, and what their priorities for working with them are. Now, carers of all ages have the ...

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Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate back Foster Care Fortnight

Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate have joined forces through the power of poetry to promote this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign. Emily Rose Galvin, aged 29 from Lichfield and Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate, Lily Massey aged 16 from Baddeley Green, have both written poems as well as a set of stand-alone couplets in support of the campaign. Foster Care Fortnight which started ...

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Support for most vulnerable continues

Staffordshire County Council is making sure it carries out assessments quickly to ensure that people unable to make their own decisions are not held against their best interests in care homes, hospices and hospitals. The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications nationally has soared in recent years following a legal test case and increased in Staffordshire from fewer ...

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Deadline for 2019 Staffordshire Dignity in Care nominations extended

People interested in nominating work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award have been given more time to do so. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who provide outstanding care, always going that extra mile for those they care for. People now have until Friday 24th May to ...

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Statement on Four Seasons Health Care Group

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Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our priority is to ensure those in need of care continue to receive this and we have been working closely with both the Care Quality Commission and the Four Seasons Health Care group to ensure this is the case. “The company has confirmed that ...

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New approach to help vulnerable children

Proposals to join forces with other local authorities to increase the chances of looked after children finding permanent, loving homes have been backed by senior politicians. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet today supported working with Shropshire Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council to develop the North Midlands Regional Adoption & Permanency Partnership. The unique partnership will have the ...

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Children to benefit from combined approach

Plans to join forces with other local authorities to increase the chances of looked after children finding permanent, loving homes will be considered next week. The unique partnership will have the opportunity to maximise resources, cover a larger area and offer greater flexibility in placing children in happy homes via adoption, fostering or special guardianship. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s ...

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Prioritisation system continues to help vulnerable

Staffordshire County Council will continue prioritising assessments of the care of the most vulnerable people following an Ombudsman’s ruling. Following a test court case, authorities have seen requests for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) assessments soar, with Staffordshire seeing a rise of more than 1,000 per cent in a three-year period. In line with other local authorities, in 2016 Staffordshire ...

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