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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

Gill Heath

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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Service will meet the needs of modern-day families

A new service tailored to meet the needs for modern-day families in Staffordshire has taken an important step forward. Staffordshire’s new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing programme, for those aged 0-19, will see the current school nursing and children’s centre services brought together with health visiting. The service will offer the right balance of self-support, support from professionals ...

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Mental health strategy aims to combat stigma

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Getting help early and combating the stigma that surrounds mental health is key to helping people with depression live healthy, productive lives. As today’s World Health Day focusses on depression, Staffordshire’s mental health strategy aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health, and support those who are experiencing problems. One in four people in the county will suffer from ...

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Year’s success in fighting the fakes and harmful products

Sniffer dog Yo-Yo

Over a quarter of a million counterfeit and illicit cigarettes and 56kg hand rolling tobacco with street value of around £150,000 were seized in Staffordshire in 2016/17 by the county council’s trading standards team. The county council invested money from its proceeds of crime funding to continue its work to combat the supply of illicit tobacco and alcohol. This funding ...

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Simple steps to staying well this winter

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People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well this winter. Public health bosses at Staffordshire County Council are supporting people to stay well, and where necessary get well as quickly as possible in an effort to ease pressure on A&E departments during the winter months. Director of Health and Care at Staffordshire ...

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