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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.

Multi-million pound backing to help families

Breaking News

A £5 million scheme to help Staffordshire families has been backed by the Government. The funding means that Staffordshire County Council and partners can support families in need of help before their problems reach crisis point. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: This money will help us make a real difference to lives ...

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Stay well and look after your neighbours during cold weather

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather, with freezing and snow set to continue over the next few days. The county council is also urging people to check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well, particularly if they have any health ...

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Health watchdog service to be reshaped

Mental health

A service that champions people’s health rights is being reshaped to ensure it continues to makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Current provider Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been reappointed after submitting a strong proposal for the future of the service which encourages people to have their say on all aspects of the NHS and social ...

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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption

Young adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21. Staffordshire County Council has announced that people previously under the authority’s care and currently living in Staffordshire will not have to pay council tax, in order to help in their transition to adulthood. The measures were announced at the county council’s ...

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Celebrating Staffordshire’s carers who go that extra mile

Dignity Awards 2017

People are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award. Staffordshire County Council’s Dignity in Care Awards, now in their sixth year recognises care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect. Amongst the categories in this ...

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Stay well during cold weather

Social Care

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather, with freezing temperatures forecast for the next few days. The county council along with Public Health England is also urging people to check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well, particularly if they have ...

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County council supports recruitment of carers

Carer campaign

A recruitment campaign to provide nearly 460 additional carers across Staffordshire will help people live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. The army of carers will be recruited by contracted care companies across the county, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The carers, who between them will be carrying out more than half a million hours ...

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New healthy living app needs volunteers

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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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Vaccinate children to avoid unwanted Christmas present

Parents are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against flu before they spread it far and wide this winter. Not only is flu unpleasant for small children once they’ve contracted it, but they tend to pass the bug on to the rest of the family. Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Health, ...

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