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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.

Stoptober returns to help Staffordshire smokers give quitting a go

stoptober

Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county. Out of the 2.5 million smokers who made ...

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People looking for a challenge urged to consider fostering

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With children back at school, or teenagers off to university, many parents can feel ready to take on a new challenge. As part of its latest campaign to fill the urgent need for foster families, Staffordshire County Council is asking people to consider fostering as the next step in their lives. Staffordshire needs 150 foster families over the next three ...

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Changes to home care will reduce the need to long term care

Social Care

Over 2,500,000 hours of home care is provided to 5,500 elderly and disabled people in Staffordshire each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council wants to change the way this care is sourced so it focusses more on a person’s own personal goals, and reduces the need for longer term care. The proposals, which will go to the county council’s cabinet on ...

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Free childcare scheme begins this week

Hundreds of parents will benefit this week as the new 30 hours’ free childcare scheme begins in Staffordshire. The county council has 415 places of 30 hours’ free childcare for three and four-year-olds to allocate after the authority successfully bid earlier this year to host one of eight national trial schemes. Key to the bid’s success was the council’s approach ...

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Sexual health clinic to open its doors in Stafford

Sexual Health Clinic

  A new dedicated sexual health clinic will be opening its doors in Stafford from Monday September 5, following relocation from the town’s County Hospital. The new dedicated service, to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, will open on September 5 at its new home in the Civic ...

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Plans agreed for reshaped health and wellbeing service

Early years

A reshaped children and young people’s health and wellbeing service will see support given to all families, especially those that need it the most, according to plans agreed at Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. The county council has agreed on an approach to commissioning a new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and school nursing. ...

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Shugborough Hall sees hundreds of children take part in Ironkids

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Hundreds of children raced through the grounds of Shugborough Hall today as they took part in the Staffordshire Ironkids event. On the day before the main IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event, a series of races saw children between the ages of three and 14 cover distances from 500 metres to 2.5km. The fun started at 3pm and despite a cloudy sky, ...

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County council to focus funding on its key care responsibilities to residents

Staffordshire County Council is to prioritise spending on its key care responsibilities – as part of contingency plans to manage a potential community care funding shortfall. The council is reviewing its discretionary spending while it finalises the funding arrangements with the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund, a national scheme aimed at encouraging the NHS and councils to ...

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Reshaped health and wellbeing service to be scrutinised at committee

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A reshaped family health and wellbeing service will see support given to the families that need it the most, according to plans revealed today. A cross-party scrutiny committee will consider the approach to commissioning the new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and parental support through children’s centres. Staffordshire County Council inherited responsibility for ...

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Trading Standards continue work to stamp out ‘legal highs’

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Trading Standards officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will continue to monitor premises selling so-called legal highs in light of new legislation. New laws banning the production, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPSs) have come into force. It is now illegal to supply any so-called “legal highs” for human consumption, which includes selling them or giving them away for ...

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