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Over 65s urged to get free flu vaccination before Christmas

Flu dog

People over the age of 65 in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination before Christmas. The free vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of the flu.  These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-9. So ...

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County council steps in to ensure care continues

Social care stock

Staffordshire County Council has stepped in to ensure home care visits for people across the county will continue – after a major national provider was hit by financial concerns. The council took the proactive decision to transfer care to new providers by December 14 after Allied Healthcare announced it would no longer be providing care in the county. Alternative arrangements ...

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Statement on Allied Healthcare

Alan White

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “We have been made aware by the Care Quality Commission about its concerns about the future of Allied Healthcare, which is a national homecare provider operating across the country including Staffordshire. “Our priority is ensuring those in need of care will continue to receive ...

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Over 65s urged to get free flu vaccination

Flu dog

People over the age of 65 in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination. The free vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of the flu.  These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-9. For older people, ...

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Thousands of children to benefit from flu vaccination

Thousands of primary-age schoolchildren in Staffordshire will soon be benefitting from their annual flu vaccination ahead of the winter season. Pregnant women, parents of children aged 2 and 3 years old and adults with underlying health conditions are also being encouraged to take up the offer of a free vaccination from today (October 8). The free flu vaccines are being ...

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People reminded to have their say on funding of social care

Social Care

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to have their say on how as a country we can fund and provide social care for the most vulnerable adults in our communities. The Local Government Association, which represents councils across the country, is now carrying out a public consultation “The Lives We Want To Lead” on how the costs of care should be ...

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Gulf War veteran gets help to turn his life around

A Gulf War veteran has had help to turn his life around thanks to a new service supporting ex-service men and women and their families Stuart Burton, 47 from Stafford is a former soldier who praised the organisation for their support in getting his life back on track after suffering from years of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Stuart was supported ...

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Public to see medical centre plans for first time

Plans for a new multi-million pound health centre go on display later this month. Neighbours, future patients and town residents can all see the proposals for the scheme on the site of the former Greenwood House Nursing Home in Burntwood. The site, on Lichfield Road, will be home to the Darwin Medical Practice and contain 13 new consulting rooms, five ...

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Hundreds benefit from healthy lifestyle advice

Healthy old man

Hundreds of people aged over 50 across Staffordshire are benefitting from advice on how to improve their healthy lifestyle behaviour. Since June, Everyone Health Staffordshire has established 105 clinics that people aged 50 years and over who reside in specific target areas can access. Already, 272 people have been given advice that has made a real difference to their lives, ...

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Carers recognised for going the extra mile for dignity

Young people, family carers, community groups and organisations from across Staffordshire have been recognised at the county’s Dignity in Care Awards. Over 200 guests were joined by family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated ...

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