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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.

County council supports recruitment of carers

Carer campaign

A recruitment campaign to provide nearly 460 additional carers across Staffordshire will help people live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. The army of carers will be recruited by contracted care companies across the county, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The carers, who between them will be carrying out more than half a million hours ...

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New healthy living app needs volunteers

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People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living App. The My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by technology company Sentimoto with help from Staffordshire County Council. The App helps people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and organisations. People will ...

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Make a Career out of Care

Carer campaign

Care companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, have today (Thursday) launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire ...

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Vaccinate children to avoid unwanted Christmas present

Parents are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against flu before they spread it far and wide this winter. Not only is flu unpleasant for small children once they’ve contracted it, but they tend to pass the bug on to the rest of the family. Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Health, ...

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Health watchdog to be revamped

Social care stock

A service that champions people’s health rights is being revamped to ensure it makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Following a consultation earlier this year on Healthwatch Staffordshire, the county council is looking to reshape the contract for the service and focus on what people have said is important to them. The revamped service is ...

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Plans to Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved

Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire. NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF)  subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the ...

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Stay healthy this winter

The elderly and vulnerable shouldn’t hesitate this winter, but seek help at the first sign of an illness – even if it’s just a cough or a cold. That’s the message from health experts to the over-65s, the pregnant, parents of small children and those with long-term health conditions. Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Health, Care and ...

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‘Stoptober’ operations aim to prevent the sale of counterfeit tobacco

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Operations aimed at preventing and disrupting the sale of counterfeit tobacco are taking place throughout October in Staffordshire. As well as encouraging people to quit smoking during ‘Stoptober’, Staffordshire County Council will be cracking down on fake fags and reminding retailers of their duties when selling legitimate cigarettes. Trading Standards officers will be carrying out test purchases in an effort ...

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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you help keep siblings together?’

Staffordshire adopter Sally

Singing and dancing like Elsa from Frozen, bouncing on a trampoline and trips to the farm to feed the animals are high on the wish list for three Staffordshire children looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged five, four and two are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a ...

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Plans for social care funding escalated

Social Care

Plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated – after NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld. Staffordshire County Council had been earmarked £19.5m this year for social care services in support of health as part of the ...

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