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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.

Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you make a Difference?’

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Families interested in adopting and making a difference to a child’s life are being encouraged to come forward in a new campaign by Staffordshire County Council’s Adoption Service. The latest campaign is part of National Adoption Week which runs from 17 to 23 October and is asking people to #supportadoption. The campaign wants people who might be interested in adopting ...

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New deal set to deliver integrated health and social care until 2020 in Staffordshire

Social Care

Staffordshire residents are to benefit from continued integrated health and social care in their homes and local communities – after a new deal is agreed until 2020. After the creation of the largest integrated trust in the country in 2012, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have taken the opportunity to review existing arrangements ...

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Sexual health services to encourage more people to get help

Sexual Health Clinic

Reshaped sexual health services in Staffordshire are encouraging more people to get the help they need. The redesigned services, including a new sexual health clinic in Stafford town centre, will make sexual health advice and support more accessible, as well as speeding up how quickly people get help and treatment. The county currently has six dedicated sexual health clinics which ...

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Family scheme’s success pays for other initiatives

Staffordshire County Council Offices

A pioneering scheme helping troubled families improve their lives is changing lives, a report says. And not only does the project’s success save taxpayers’ money, because of the efficient way it is run the income from the Government’s payment by results is being invested in new community schemes. The Building Resilient Families & Communities scheme initially targeted families to get ...

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Stoptober returns to help Staffordshire smokers give quitting a go

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Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county. Out of the 2.5 million smokers who made ...

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People looking for a challenge urged to consider fostering

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With children back at school, or teenagers off to university, many parents can feel ready to take on a new challenge. As part of its latest campaign to fill the urgent need for foster families, Staffordshire County Council is asking people to consider fostering as the next step in their lives. Staffordshire needs 150 foster families over the next three ...

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Changes to home care will reduce the need to long term care

Social Care

Over 2,500,000 hours of home care is provided to 5,500 elderly and disabled people in Staffordshire each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council wants to change the way this care is sourced so it focusses more on a person’s own personal goals, and reduces the need for longer term care. The proposals, which will go to the county council’s cabinet on ...

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Free childcare scheme begins this week

Hundreds of parents will benefit this week as the new 30 hours’ free childcare scheme begins in Staffordshire. The county council has 415 places of 30 hours’ free childcare for three and four-year-olds to allocate after the authority successfully bid earlier this year to host one of eight national trial schemes. Key to the bid’s success was the council’s approach ...

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Sexual health clinic to open its doors in Stafford

Sexual Health Clinic

  A new dedicated sexual health clinic will be opening its doors in Stafford from Monday September 5, following relocation from the town’s County Hospital. The new dedicated service, to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, will open on September 5 at its new home in the Civic ...

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Plans agreed for reshaped health and wellbeing service

Early years

A reshaped children and young people’s health and wellbeing service will see support given to all families, especially those that need it the most, according to plans agreed at Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. The county council has agreed on an approach to commissioning a new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and school nursing. ...

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