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Social Care & Health

We’re responsible for providing social care for vulnerable adults and older people across Staffordshire as well as providing support for those who care for them.

Our Children and Families Social Work Teams provide advice, support and social work to families – parents, children and other carers.

Staffordshire mums encouraged to breastfeed with help of online tool

Mum and baby

New mums in Staffordshire can now have access to more help and guidance to support breastfeeding. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend (BFF), an interactive chatbot tool to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding. The chatbot, which can be accessed through Facebook messenger, works as a live chat tool via one-to-one messaging ...

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People urged to return community equipment as part of countywide campaign

Alan White

People from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to return any community equipment that they no longer need as part of a new campaign. Last year over 97,000 items of community equipment were loaned to people and while most items are returned and reused, around 20,000 remain out in the community. Now, this latest campaign is encouraging people to ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

Latest News

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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Sugar-free challenge hopes to spark obesity debate

Big Fat Chat

People in Staffordshire are being challenged to go sugar free for a week – all in the name of encouraging a debate about obesity in the county. Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board is launching the Big Fat Chat, a series of events culminating in a debate on how the council should tackle obesity in Staffordshire, where the responsibilities lie and ...

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Record spend on care approved by council cabinet

Ian Parry

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. The proposed spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval. To help towards the increasing costs of social ...

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Search for Staffordshire’s dignity in care champions begins

Social Care

People are being invited to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award. The Staffordshire County Council Dignity in Care Awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect, and are given choice, control and a sense of ...

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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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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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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

Bottles

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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