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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

Carer campaign

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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Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate back Foster Care Fortnight

Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate have joined forces through the power of poetry to promote this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign. Emily Rose Galvin, aged 29 from Lichfield and Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate, Lily Massey aged 16 from Baddeley Green, have both written poems as well as a set of stand-alone couplets in support of the campaign. Foster Care Fortnight which started ...

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Deadline for 2019 Staffordshire Dignity in Care nominations extended

People interested in nominating work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award have been given more time to do so. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who provide outstanding care, always going that extra mile for those they care for. People now have until Friday 24th May to ...

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Statement on Four Seasons Health Care Group

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Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our priority is to ensure those in need of care continue to receive this and we have been working closely with both the Care Quality Commission and the Four Seasons Health Care group to ensure this is the case. “The company has confirmed that ...

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Still time to nominate for Dignity in Care Awards

With just a month to go, people are being reminded there’s still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. There are seven awards up for grabs, ...

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Families with a spare room sought in new fostering campaign

Emma, Isobelle & Kelly

Put your spare room to good use and give a local child a forever home is the message from a former foster child. 23-year-old Isobelle from Stafford spent 4 of her teenage years living with her foster carers David and Kelly Hyden. Now the mum of two is urging Staffordshire families to put their spare room to good use to ...

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New App giving foster carers more say will help children do better at school

Foster carer Libby

A new App giving foster carers in Staffordshire more say and the chance to monitor and update children’s school records is set to have a positive impact on their schooling. Many local authorities already use the online electronic ePEP system which is used to monitor and review children’s performances at school. However, Staffordshire County Council are the first authority to ...

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Awards to recognise county’s carers

Michelle, Nev, Alan, Brian, Kathryn and Tracey

People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a prestigious award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. The Awards, which launched on  ‘Dignity Action Day’ on 1 February, are open to ...

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