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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.

Councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups join together to tackle mental health in young people

Children and young people with mental health issues in Staffordshire will get the right help at the right time, thanks to a proposed new joint approach by Staffordshire councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups have launched their proposed joint Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing strategy on World Mental Health Day ...

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Thousands of children to benefit from flu vaccination

Thousands of primary-age schoolchildren in Staffordshire will soon be benefitting from their annual flu vaccination ahead of the winter season. Pregnant women, parents of children aged 2 and 3 years old and adults with underlying health conditions are also being encouraged to take up the offer of a free vaccination from today (October 8). The free flu vaccines are being ...

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People reminded to have their say on funding of social care

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Staffordshire residents are being reminded to have their say on how as a country we can fund and provide social care for the most vulnerable adults in our communities. The Local Government Association, which represents councils across the country, is now carrying out a public consultation “The Lives We Want To Lead” on how the costs of care should be ...

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Public to see medical centre plans for first time

Plans for a new multi-million pound health centre go on display later this month. Neighbours, future patients and town residents can all see the proposals for the scheme on the site of the former Greenwood House Nursing Home in Burntwood. The site, on Lichfield Road, will be home to the Darwin Medical Practice and contain 13 new consulting rooms, five ...

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Hundreds benefit from healthy lifestyle advice

Healthy old man

Hundreds of people aged over 50 across Staffordshire are benefitting from advice on how to improve their healthy lifestyle behaviour. Since June, Everyone Health Staffordshire has established 105 clinics that people aged 50 years and over who reside in specific target areas can access. Already, 272 people have been given advice that has made a real difference to their lives, ...

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Carers recognised for going the extra mile for dignity

Young people, family carers, community groups and organisations from across Staffordshire have been recognised at the county’s Dignity in Care Awards. Over 200 guests were joined by family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated ...

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Extra funding to protect vulnerable children in Staffordshire agreed

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A further £1.1m is to be invested in recruiting more children’s social workers to help manage caseloads in the county. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet agreed the funding, despite the wider financial challenges facing the council, after recognising the increasing pressures on children’s services. The county council will now look to launch a recruitment campaign to take on at least a ...

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Plans to redevelop site into health centre for Burntwood gets backing from cabinet

Plans to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home in Burntwood has won the support of Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. The project, which is subject to planning permission and final NHS funding arrangements, would see the county council owned site used by the Darwin Practice as a health centre. The council would also look for ...

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Plans for new health centre in Burntwood move forward

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Plans to redevelop the site of a former residential care home in  Burntwood into a new health centre for local  families have moved a step closer. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will meet next week to discuss the proposals to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home. If approved, and subject to planning permission and finalised ...

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