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Adoption campaign launches to find loving homes for children in care

Outdoor adventures and singing and dancing together were high on the wish list for a brother and sister duo looking for a forever family home together. Now, thanks to adoptive parents Ruth and husband John from Stafford, the siblings have a loving family and are starting to fulfil their dreams. The children’s story is being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council ...

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New deal to help reduce pressure on hospitals

Improvements to a new healthcare contract will help more people remain independent at home and stay out of hospital or be discharged faster after treatment. The proposed updated arrangements providing reablement services for adults will see the continuation of thousands of hours care in people’s homes. Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Health, Care ...

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Council could step in and provide nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire

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Up to 200 people who need nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire could be accommodated in two brand new homes. In plans being put before the county council’s cabinet on 18th September, the authority is proposing to build two new nursing homes in the areas where the council experiences the most difficulties in sourcing placements. If agreed, the homes ...

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New campaign to bust myths on fostering launches

‘No Myths, No Ifs, No Buts…’ is the latest campaign to help find foster families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The latest campaign, being led by Staffordshire foster carers aims to find families for the 1,200 children now in the county council’s care. As part of the month-long campaign, the team have set out to help bust ...

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Greater independence for adults with a learning disability at heart of new plans

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Providing support to allow adults with a learning disability or autism to thrive in their communities is key to new plans to reshape the service. After acting on feedback from residents and their families and carers, Staffordshire County Council is pledging to help people lead as full and independent lives for as long as possible. If approved the planes would ...

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Artistic makeover helps to spread happiness at Tamworth Station

Artwork and photographs with positive messages of wellbeing have gone on display at Tamworth Railway station to help create a brighter more welcoming space for passengers. The pieces of art have been put up along platforms, in waiting areas and on bus shelters to help people feel happier when they’re travelling through the station. The artwork has been designed and ...

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Last Chance for Tamworth homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

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Eligible households in Tamworth have just two weeks to apply to a scheme that could help them out of fuel poverty. Households that currently aren’t connected to gas, and meet certain eligibility criteria, could get a brand new fully funded central heating system in their home thanks to the Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative. The initiative has been ongoing in Tamworth ...

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County’s top carers recognised at special awards

Fiona Pattyson-Johnson from Stafford is celebrating after being crowned as Dignity Champion at the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards. Fiona was one of over twenty carers and care organisations from across the county who received an award at the event held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts. Winners were joined by family members, community groups and care organisations. The Staffordshire ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Staffordshire is set to sizzle in the sun this weekend, and residents are being advised to ‘beat the heat’ and take care during the hot weather. According to the Met Office, there is a 60% chance that there will be hot conditions between 6am on today (Thursday) until 6pm on Saturday. This means temperatures could reach 28C in some parts ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

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Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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