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New healthy living app needs volunteers


People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living App. The My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by technology company Sentimoto with help from Staffordshire County Council. The App helps people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and organisations. People will ...

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Make a Career out of Care

Carer campaign

Care companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, have today (Thursday) launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire ...

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Health watchdog to be revamped

Social care stock

A service that champions people’s health rights is being revamped to ensure it makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Following a consultation earlier this year on Healthwatch Staffordshire, the county council is looking to reshape the contract for the service and focus on what people have said is important to them. The revamped service is ...

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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you help keep siblings together?’

Staffordshire adopter Sally

Singing and dancing like Elsa from Frozen, bouncing on a trampoline and trips to the farm to feed the animals are high on the wish list for three Staffordshire children looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged five, four and two are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a ...

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Plans for social care funding escalated

Social Care

Plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated – after NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld. Staffordshire County Council had been earmarked £19.5m this year for social care services in support of health as part of the ...

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County to sign up to Mental Health Challenge

Mental health

Work to support positive mental health and reduce inequalities caused by mental health issues could be taking an important step forward in Staffordshire. On world Mental Health Day (October 10), Staffordshire County Council has announced it is looking to sign up to the Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge, which ensures councils support positive mental health in their communities and work ...

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Response to Legionella found at a hotel in Burton

Staffordshire Place

The Three Queens Hotel & Lodge in Burton-upon-Trent will temporarily close to the public as a precautionary measure on the advice of health professionals from Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council. The move follows laboratory tests showing Legionella pneumophila bacteria present in water samples taken from the hotel plumbing, and ...

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New Deal Will See Three Million Hours of Home Care Funded Across Staffordshire

A new deal will see around three million hours of quality care delivered every year to help some of the most frail and vulnerable people in Staffordshire live more independently in their homes. The new agreements span four years and will not only secure home care for more than 4,000 adults entitled to support, but will help ensure care can ...

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Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app


People are being asked for their views and comments to help shape and design a new healthy living App. The new My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by Staffordshire County Council and technology company Sentimoto. The App will help people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and ...

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Leaders warn of “catastrophic” winter if social care cash is withheld

Philip Atkins

Local authorities in the West Midlands are warning the Government of the “catastrophic impact”  on residents if pledged social care funding is not honoured. With winter just a matter of weeks a week, leaders have called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to act now to avert a potential health and social care crisis. The call comes after NHS England suddenly ...

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