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Staffordshire sets out future plans for residents with disabilities

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Proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities have been agreed at a key council meeting. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet have today agreed to take forward the new Whole Life Disability Strategy for 2018-2023. The strategy sets out how the County Council plans to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and ...

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Disability Strategy to be Discussed at Cabinet

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Proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities are to be discussed at a key council meeting. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet will be discussing the Whole Life Disability Strategy at their cabinet meeting on June 21. The strategy sets out how the county council plans to meet the needs of people with ...

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Children’s services reach out to more families

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A reorganisation of Staffordshire’s children centres has delivered on its key promise of helping more vulnerable families. New figures show the percentage of vulnerable children aged 0-to-five being helped in the county has increased over three years from 48 per cent to 76 per cent. At the same time the percentage of five-year-olds classed as ‘school ready’ – having a ...

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Countdown to apply for 30 hours’ childcare

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Parents wanting to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare for their children should think about applying as soon as possible. The next places are available across the county from September 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between April 1 and August 31 2018. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk . Mark Sutton, ...

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Multi-million pound backing to help families

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A £5 million scheme to help Staffordshire families has been backed by the Government. The funding means that Staffordshire County Council and partners can support families in need of help before their problems reach crisis point. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: This money will help us make a real difference to lives ...

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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption

Young adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21. Staffordshire County Council has announced that people previously under the authority’s care and currently living in Staffordshire will not have to pay council tax, in order to help in their transition to adulthood. The measures were announced at the county council’s ...

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Act now for funded childcare places

Children celebrating their third birthday in the first part of 2018 should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Staffordshire has one of the highest rates in the region for taking up the offer of 30 hours’ funded childcare for three and four-year-olds. Now, more childcare places are available from April 1 for children who celebrate their third ...

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Staffordshire families get life-changing support

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Some of the most vulnerable families in Staffordshire are getting life-changing help in an effort to reduce the amount of children coming into care. A number of new initiatives by Staffordshire County Council have meant that more than 80% of the 524 children supported by Edge of Care and Intensive Family Support Services in 2016/17 were able to stay with ...

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Foster children highlighting the difference fostering can make

Being a lawyer and a business consultant are amongst the dreams being realised by two former children in care thanks to their foster families. The duo are now urging more Staffordshire families to come forward to help children in care achieve their potential. Jess Rees and Marvin Campbell have joined Staffordshire County Council’s latest campaign to highlight the positive difference ...

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Deadline imminent for 30 hours’ childcare applications

The deadline for parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare is just hours away. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk before January 1. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and ...

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