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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.

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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Staffordshire libraries launches new scheme to support people living with long term health conditions

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries can now borrow from over 28 self-help titles to help them deal with common long-term health conditions. At a time when over 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, the new Reading Well scheme is supporting people with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Developed with health ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Work begins on multi-million pound dementia centre

Dementia center

Building work is about to begin on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the ...

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Intensive programme helps keep babies out of care

A pioneering programme that gives intensive support to parents who have had children taken into care is helping keep families together. Staffordshire County Council’s Breathing Space programme works with women who are pregnant again by giving them and their partners practical and emotional support to enable babies to stay safely in their parents care. After going live in January 2016, ...

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Staffordshire traders supported through tobacco sales law changes – ten years after indoor smoking ban introduced

Staffordshire traders have been supported in adapting to the latest tobacco sales legislation by the county’s trading standards team as the nation marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces. This Saturday July 1 it will be ten years to the day that the ban was introduced in England. Since the introduction ...

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Stay cool in hot weather

With the heatwave expected to continue over the next few days, residents are being advised to enjoy the sun safely. Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: When very hot weather arrives, everyone wants to make the most of it, but all need to make sure we enjoy it safely and keep an extra ...

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Extra Cash Invested In Protecting Adult Social Care

Social Care

A £15 million grant  to help ease the pressure on caring for a growing ageing population in Staffordshire will be invested in a raft of measures to help protect social care and support people in their homes and in their communities. The extra funding was announced by the Government earlier this year in recognition of the increasing pressures on local ...

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Plan to reduce care numbers by giving families more support

Early years

A plan to reduce the numbers of Staffordshire children in care by giving families more of the support they need has been unveiled by Staffordshire County Council. Services for children and families in the county will be transformed to ensure more families get the help they need sooner, preventing them from reaching crisis point, and reducing the need for high-cost, ...

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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

With just a week to go, people are being invited to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award. The Staffordshire County Council Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year,  recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity ...

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