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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.

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

Alan White

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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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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Sugar-free challenge hopes to spark obesity debate

Big Fat Chat

People in Staffordshire are being challenged to go sugar free for a week – all in the name of encouraging a debate about obesity in the county. Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board is launching the Big Fat Chat, a series of events culminating in a debate on how the council should tackle obesity in Staffordshire, where the responsibilities lie and ...

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Record spend on care approved by council cabinet

Ian Parry

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. The proposed spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval. To help towards the increasing costs of social ...

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Search for Staffordshire’s dignity in care champions begins

Social Care

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 recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect, and are given choice, control and a sense of ...

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