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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.

Businesses reminded of tobacco plain packaging laws in 2017

Staffordshire traders are being reminded that all tobacco products must be sold in plain packaging from May 20 2017. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team has issued the reminder as Public Health England launches a campaign to highlight the damaging effect smoking has on the heart. Plain packaging laws form part of a raft of legislation introduced recently to reduce ...

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Top tips to stay well this festive season

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People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to stay well this festive season. Health bosses at Staffordshire County Council are supporting people to stay well, and where necessary get well as quickly as possible in an effort to ease pressure on A&E departments during the winter months. County Councillor Alan White, Cabinet Member for Health, ...

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Pioneering dementia project in search for volunteers

Social Care

A pioneering new pilot helping to improve the lives of people with dementia though physical activity is looking for volunteers. The Thinking Active project will combine exercise with social stimulation, which evidence suggests could help slow the onset of dementia. The project has been developed by Staffordshire County Council and will be delivered by four groups of specially trained community ...

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Christmas campaign dispels the myths on who can foster

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You need to ‘be a certain age’, ‘be married’, ‘have qualifications’  or ‘own your own home’. These are just some of the myths holding people back from considering fostering according to Staffordshire County Council. Now, as part of its Christmas campaign to highlight the urgent need for foster families, the Council has set out to dispel commonly held misconceptions about ...

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Call for Funding Focus on Counties and Care

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A pledge by the Chancellor Philip Hammond to invest in supporting economic growth in English regions has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. However, Philip Atkins said the omission of any announcement on funding for social care, also left counties like Staffordshire facing continued significant pressure to fund and support a growing ageing population. Philip said: “Staffordshire ...

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Simple steps to staying well this winter

Flu dog

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well this winter. Public health bosses at Staffordshire County Council are supporting people to stay well, and where necessary get well as quickly as possible in an effort to ease pressure on A&E departments during the winter months. Director of Health and Care at Staffordshire ...

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Find Out More About A New Deal To Deliver Integrated Care In Staffordshire

Social Care

People are being encouraged to find out more and have their say on a new agreement to deliver health and social care side by side across Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have agreed a new contract to run from 2017 to 2020 and a public consultation on the proposals is now open. Alan White, ...

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Staffordshire County Council starts flu vaccination drive in schools

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As part of a national programme children in Staffordshire will have their annual flu vaccinations in preparation for winter, as the county council reminds parents of the importance of protecting their kids from flu. Pupils in years one, two and new for this year, three in primary schools across the county will be given their annual flu vaccination. This is ...

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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you make a Difference?’

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Families interested in adopting and making a difference to a child’s life are being encouraged to come forward in a new campaign by Staffordshire County Council’s Adoption Service. The latest campaign is part of National Adoption Week which runs from 17 to 23 October and is asking people to #supportadoption. The campaign wants people who might be interested in adopting ...

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New deal set to deliver integrated health and social care until 2020 in Staffordshire

Social Care

Staffordshire residents are to benefit from continued integrated health and social care in their homes and local communities – after a new deal is agreed until 2020. After the creation of the largest integrated trust in the country in 2012, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have taken the opportunity to review existing arrangements ...

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