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Staffordshire County Council - All Age Disability Engagement and Participation Mapping

The current Strategy for All-Age Disabled People in Staffordshire comes to an end in March 2018. People fed back that they wanted to know when things would happen, so the new strategy will be accompanied by clear, costed delivery plans which will make clear when things will happen, and ensure that the plans are both unambiguous and financially viable.

Well active launch

10 March 2017 | 12pm - 3pm

Celebrate the launch of well active to support Disability Access Day

A range of organisations will be present to showcase opportunities and support for people with disabilities

SSSFT and SSOTP announce ‘enhanced partnership’ to ensure improved patient services

The Chairs and Chief Executives of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust (SSOTP) are entering into an ‘enhanced partnership’ arrangement to ensure improved patient care for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty becomes ambassador for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice

Swimming's golden boy Adam Peaty has been learning more about a specialist hospice caring for children with life-limiting illness as he becomes a new charity ambassador. The 22-year-old from East Staffordshire, who was awarded an MBE last year for his heroics at the Olympic Games, is the new ambassador for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice in Staffordshire.

Social Care Recruitment Fair

Speak to local care employers and apply for their jobs - Many roles available

Whether care work is completely new to you or if you have years of experience and qualifications in care come along to talk to CareMatch, local employers and other stand holders about jobs and training opportunities available to you.  Drop in at your local event.



See attached poster for details of the event in your area.


Carers Support

At the next round of VCSE Forums Support Staffordshire is planning to facilitate discussion around the current Carers Support provision across Staffordshire.

We are particulalry interested in hearing from our member organisations across Staffordshire who currently work with or support unpaid carers.  Anything we learn will be shared with Staffordshire Councty Council Commissioners and help shape any future service provision.

Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.