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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.

Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app

MY-KIN-STAFFORDSHIRE-HEALTH-AND-WELLBEING-APP

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

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Leaders warn of “catastrophic” winter if social care cash is withheld

Philip Atkins

Local authorities in the West Midlands are warning the Government of the “catastrophic impact”  on residents if pledged social care funding is not honoured. With winter just a matter of weeks a week, leaders have called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to act now to avert a potential health and social care crisis. The call comes after NHS England suddenly ...

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New deal will see three million hours of home care funded across Staffordshire

Social Care

A new deal will see around three million hours of quality care delivered every year to help some of the most frail and vulnerable people in Staffordshire live more independently in their homes. The new agreements span four years and will not only secure home care for more than 4,000 adults entitled to support, but will help ensure care can ...

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Continued success for Staffordshire’s child protection services

Mark Sutton

Vulnerable children in Staffordshire are very well protected, according to the latest Ofsted inspection of children’s services. For the second inspection in a row Staffordshire County Council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers are all rated as ‘Good’ in every category, with no areas needing urgent improvement. The report says: “The ...

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Carers honoured for going the extra mile for dignity

Dignity Awards 2017

Carers from across Staffordshire have been recognised for “going the extra mile” at the county’s Dignity in Care Awards. Over 200 carers were joined by family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts on 2nd August. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are ...

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Staffordshire libraries launches new scheme to support people living with long term health conditions

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries can now borrow from over 28 self-help titles to help them deal with common long-term health conditions. At a time when over 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, the new Reading Well scheme is supporting people with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Developed with health ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Work begins on multi-million pound dementia centre

Dementia center

Building work is about to begin on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the ...

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Intensive programme helps keep babies out of care

A pioneering programme that gives intensive support to parents who have had children taken into care is helping keep families together. Staffordshire County Council’s Breathing Space programme works with women who are pregnant again by giving them and their partners practical and emotional support to enable babies to stay safely in their parents care. After going live in January 2016, ...

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Staffordshire traders supported through tobacco sales law changes – ten years after indoor smoking ban introduced

Staffordshire traders have been supported in adapting to the latest tobacco sales legislation by the county’s trading standards team as the nation marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces. This Saturday July 1 it will be ten years to the day that the ban was introduced in England. Since the introduction ...

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