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Children in care to be supported by new mental health assessments

Mental health

Children entering care in Staffordshire could be supported by new mental health and wellbeing assessments, after the county council successfully bid to be part of an important pilot project. Staffordshire is one of nine areas that will pilot the new assessments, which aim to ensure children going in to care have access to the right support that responds to their ...

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Staffordshire tribute to neighbouring council leader

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has paid tribute today to his colleague at City of Wolverhampton Council leader Roger Lawrence, who has announced he is stepping down from the position. Cllr Lawrence has served as leader of the city council for 15 years and as a local councillor for three decades. Philip Atkins said: Roger has done a tremendous ...

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Staffordshire wins £1.9 million bid for transport innovation

Keele University campus

Small businesses in Staffordshire will support the creation of innovative transport improvements at a university ‘living lab’ following a successful government funding bid by a county council-led partnership. The £1.9 million ‘live lab’ project at Keele University will develop, test and demonstrate how a smart highways network can be designed, maintained and extended to local roads. The project, which includes ...

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Job boosting scheme set to become latest Staffordshire success story

Midlands Engine

A major business development is set to generate over 1,800 jobs in north Staffordshire after plans were given the go-ahead. The Chatterley Valley scheme next to the A500 in Newcastle was approved by the borough council on January 29. Harworth Group submitted the application for the site off Peacock Hay Road. The development will see units of varying sizes up to ...

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Measures aimed at reducing impact of HGV traffic come into force

Woman standing in front of road

Experimental traffic orders which could reduce HGV traffic movement along sections of a main rural road in Staffordshire are set to come into force next month. Communities living along the A515 have expressed concerns about increased use of the road by HGVs, rather than using the A38 and A50 trunk roads. Local parish councils and residents took these concerns to ...

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Staffordshire starts 2019 with continued near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Foundations are being laid for more job creation in Staffordshire’s key industry sectors as the county starts 2019 with continued near full employment. Latest figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire residents claimed out of work benefits in December. This is lower than both regional (3 per cent) and national (2.3 per cent) figures. The Staffordshire ...

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Gritting teams out in force as unexpected heavy snow hits north Staffordshire

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s gritting teams worked hard to clear roads in the north of the county last night as it was hit by unexpected snowfall – particularly in the Moorlands. Gritters were out from 4pm yesterday and continued as forecast rain later in the evening turned to heavy snow, causing difficulty to vehicles on the roads. With cold weather continuing into next ...

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Pledge for better working to support special needs children

Mark Sutton

Staffordshire County Council will bring partners and families together to improve services for children with special needs following a review. A joint report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission into the delivery of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) in the county that is commissioned and delivered by the county council and schools with support of the Staffordshire NHS ...

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Chance to help reshape learning disability day services

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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