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Social Care & Health

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.

Plan to reduce care numbers by giving families more support

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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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Businesses reminded of tobacco plain packaging law implementation this month

Staffordshire traders are being reminded that all tobacco products must be sold in plain packaging from May 20. The reminder has been issued by Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team, which has been working with businesses advising them on the new legislation since it was introduced in May last year. From May 2016, new tobacco products had to be plain ...

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Accommodation now found for all residents at fire-damaged home

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Alternative accommodation has now been found for all the 24 residents of a fire-damaged care home. Yesterday accommodation was found at short notice for 17 residents after the fire at Standon House care home, Tamworth, on Saturday night. Today accommodation has been confirmed for the seven residents who needed hospital treatment and are expected to be discharged in the next ...

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Accommodation found for residents at fire-damaged care home

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Following the fire at Standon House, Tamworth, Staffordshire County Council officers have been working throughout Easter Sunday with the families of residents and with other organisations to find suitable alternative accommodation. Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said: Four residents were moved shortly after the incident and by the end of today the remaining 13 residents should be ...

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Council helps residents at fire-damaged care home

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Staffordshire County Council officers have been working through the night to help residents at Standon Court, Tamworth, after it was damaged by fire. Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said: We are shocked by the incident at Standon House and our thoughts go out to those affected by it. Residents’ families have been contacted and we are working ...

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Mental health strategy aims to combat stigma

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Getting help early and combating the stigma that surrounds mental health is key to helping people with depression live healthy, productive lives. As today’s World Health Day focusses on depression, Staffordshire’s mental health strategy aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health, and support those who are experiencing problems. One in four people in the county will suffer from ...

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Talented graduates wanted for career in child and family social work

Step up to social work

Graduates across Staffordshire are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications open today for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in Staffordshire County Council’s Families First social work teams with high-quality university training. Successful candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma ...

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Staffordshire mums encouraged to breastfeed with help of online tool

Mum and baby

New mums in Staffordshire can now have access to more help and guidance to support breastfeeding. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend (BFF), an interactive chatbot tool to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding. The chatbot, which can be accessed through Facebook messenger, works as a live chat tool via one-to-one messaging ...

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People urged to return community equipment as part of countywide campaign

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People from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to return any community equipment that they no longer need as part of a new campaign. Last year over 97,000 items of community equipment were loaned to people and while most items are returned and reused, around 20,000 remain out in the community. Now, this latest campaign is encouraging people to ...

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