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Find out about a career in adult social care at recruitment events

Social Care

People interested in a career in adult social care are being invited to a series of recruitment events where they can find out more. Staffordshire County Council’s CareMatch team are behind the events which aim to promote the wide range of job and training opportunities available in the sector. People will get the chance to browse various stalls, talk to ...

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Budding Young Bards Wanted for Staffordshire Day Poetry Competition

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Staffordshire’s next generation of Tennysons, Byrons and Wordsworths could win a trip to the Trentham Monkey Forest for their class in the first ‘I Love Staffordshire’ poetry competition. Enjoy Staffordshire have teamed up with libraries in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent for the contest, which is part of this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations. Anyone in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11) or Key ...

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New “Changing Places” toilet set to open in Tamworth

Ben Adams

A new fully accessible toilet and changing room is to open in Tamworth as part of a national campaign with funding from Staffordshire County Council. ‘Changing Places’ toilets are for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities and allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. The new facility will be in ...

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Exhibition celebrating the best of Staffordshire artists

360 Market Square Painting

People from Stafford are being invited to an exciting new exhibition celebrating Staffordshire artists and places. The exhibition, at the Shire Hall Gallery from 14 January to 26 February features a fascinating selection of local works from the last 25 years. The centrepiece of the show is the stunning 360 degree painting of Stafford’s Market Square by Rob Pointon, which ...

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Broadband speeds set to soar at rural business park

Councillor Mark Winnington

A Staffordshire business park is to become the second location in the county to benefit from a new initiative designed to help more people – especially in rural areas – get superfast fibre broadband. It is the second community fibre partnership deal to be spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT through Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s ...

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New temporary shuttle bus for Kingsley

Councillor Mark Deaville

People in Kingsley will benefit from a new temporary shuttle bus service linking Kingsley and Cheadle. The introduction of the service follows the temporary closure of the A521 Froghall Road, Kingsley Holt earlier in January for essential gas mains work which is being carried out by National Grid The shuttle bus will operate half hourly, Monday to Saturday on the ...

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Record spend on care set for approval by council cabinet

Social Care

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children are set for approval by Staffordshire County Council. At their meeting next week (Wednesday 1st February), Cabinet Members will be presented with a proposed balanced budget for 2017-18. It will include extra funding announced by the Government before Christmas to contribute towards for ...

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Reshaped drug and alcohol plans will treat those most in need


Plans for reshaped drug and alcohol services aim to ensure that people in the most need will not have to wait for treatment. The redesigned service will be streamlined to make the best use of available resources, with people classed as ‘high risk’ being accepted on treatment programmes as soon as possible. The plans will also ensure that the service ...

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Staffordshire’s position as innovative contributor to UK industrial strategy highlighted by Chancellor visit

The Chancellor’s visit to the new Staffordshire base of a global energy firm on the day the UK’s Industrial Strategy launch demonstrates the area’s position as a key contributor, the county council leader has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the new GE facilities at the county council-developed Redhill Business Park yesterday. The company, which is Stafford’s biggest employer, is expanding ...

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Pupils continue to perform well at GCSE

Staffordshire pupils continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs, it has been revealed today. But, more work is needed to build on improved A-Level results and bring them in line with national statistics. Staffordshire results in the 5+ A* – C including English and Maths are at 54.7%, still above the national average at 53.5%. However, these figures ...

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