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Artistic makeover helps to spread happiness at Tamworth Station

Artwork and photographs with positive messages of wellbeing have gone on display at Tamworth Railway station to help create a brighter more welcoming space for passengers. The pieces of art have been put up along platforms, in waiting areas and on bus shelters to help people feel happier when they’re travelling through the station. The artwork has been designed and ...

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Last Chance for Tamworth homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

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Eligible households in Tamworth have just two weeks to apply to a scheme that could help them out of fuel poverty. Households that currently aren’t connected to gas, and meet certain eligibility criteria, could get a brand new fully funded central heating system in their home thanks to the Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative. The initiative has been ongoing in Tamworth ...

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County’s top carers recognised at special awards

Fiona Pattyson-Johnson from Stafford is celebrating after being crowned as Dignity Champion at the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards. Fiona was one of over twenty carers and care organisations from across the county who received an award at the event held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts. Winners were joined by family members, community groups and care organisations. The Staffordshire ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Staffordshire is set to sizzle in the sun this weekend, and residents are being advised to ‘beat the heat’ and take care during the hot weather. According to the Met Office, there is a 60% chance that there will be hot conditions between 6am on today (Thursday) until 6pm on Saturday. This means temperatures could reach 28C in some parts ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

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Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Council could step in to provide nursing homes

A decreasing number of nursing homes and the rising costs of placements in Staffordshire means the county council will have to step in to ensure people’s care needs are being met. In a series of recommendations agreed by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet today (Wednesday), the authority will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into a ...

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Council looking to step in to provide nursing homes

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A decreasing number of nursing homes and the rising costs of placements in Staffordshire means the county council will have to step in to ensure people’s care needs are being met. In a series of recommendations put before Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet, the authority has announced it will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

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Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Chance for Staffordshire carers to have their say

Carers in Staffordshire are being given the chance to shape a county-wide strategy. Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Stafford have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out how they want to work with them in future, and what their priorities for working with them are. Now, carers of all ages have the ...

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Support for most vulnerable continues

Staffordshire County Council is making sure it carries out assessments quickly to ensure that people unable to make their own decisions are not held against their best interests in care homes, hospices and hospitals. The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications nationally has soared in recent years following a legal test case and increased in Staffordshire from fewer ...

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