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Smokers warned of dangers of black market tobacco

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Council is warning people of the dangers of smoking black market cigarettes following a crackdown in Rotherham.

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Let's talk turkey this festive season

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Food poisoning news

With two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how to you can safely prepare turkey at home.

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Rotherham Council observes World AIDS day

Published on Wednesday, 29th November 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

This year on World AIDS Day the Council is joining in the national ‘Let’s end it’ campaign, to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.

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Stay Well This Winter

Published on Wednesday, 29th November 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to take early action to avoid catching colds and flu in order to stay well this winter.

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Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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A new borough wide ‘Call to Action’ is launched

Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council is seeking information about community groups who are helping to make the borough a great place to grow older.

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New Rotherham sensory support centre is officially opened

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Health and social care news

A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.

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Carers launch the flu campaign

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Health and social care news

Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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More quitters in time for Stoptober 2017

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham is bucking the national trend, as smoking continues to decline across the borough.

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Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017 in Fitness news

An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

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Smoking declining in Rotherham but more can be done

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Health advice news

More people are quitting smoking in Rotherham than elsewhere in Yorkshire and the Humber, a decade since the smoke free ban came in to force.

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Council moves forward with plans to transform autism and learning disability offer

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Health and social care news

The transformation of the learning disability and autism offer is set to move one step closer on 10th July when Council's Cabinet is asked to approve a series of consultations about future services.

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness of sight and hearing loss in National Deafblind week

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council will be hosting a series of pop-up information stalls during Deaf/Blind Awareness Week to encourage local residents to become more aware of sight and hearing loss.

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New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

Published on Monday, 12th June 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents are set to benefit from a unique tool that helps them to map their ageing journey and improve their chances of living better for longer.

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Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Council reaches out for Dementia Awareness Week

Published on Thursday, 11th May 2017 in Mental health news

Rotherham Council is getting out and about to the community to spread awareness of dementia, one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the world.

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Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Services

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

From 1 April 2017, all Rotherham sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services will operate from one central point at Rotherham Hospital and at outreach services in the community

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Spring into better mental health

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017 in Active living news

The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.

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£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence

Published on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in Health and social care news

Rotherham Council, in partnership with Rotherham Rise, has been successful in its bid to increase funding to help victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives.

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Let your heart beat healthier

Published on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Published on Friday, 3rd February 2017 in Health and social care news

A range of events including a women only comedy night are being held in Rotherham next week by a local charity to spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.

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Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

Published on Thursday, 8th December 2016 in Help for adults news

Rotherham Council has launched a formal consultation this week on what the borough's autism and learning disability offer could look like in the future.

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Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 4th November 2016 in Council and democracy news

Council leaders in Rotherham have welcomed the tough jail sentences handed out to a gang of eight men who carried out horrific multiple crimes of child sexual exploitation

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Council calls for more carers during Shared Lives Week

Published on Thursday, 13th October 2016 in Help for adults news

Rotherham Council is using this year's Shared Lives Week, which runs from 15 – 23 October, to encourage local people to think about whether they could care for a vulnerable person in their community.

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Carers and Council join forces to celebrate Carers' Week

Published on Thursday, 2nd June 2016 in Carers news

Rotherham Council is marking national Carers Week 2016 by supporting a series of events to celebrate carers in Rotherham.

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Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Health and social care news

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, showed her support for Dementia Awareness Week by visiting Davies Court care home in Dinnington.

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Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Health and social care news

Rotherham Council’s Advisory Cabinet is set to consider the closure of the Copeland Lodge building in Thurcroft, on the basis that it is not fit for purpose and is no longer needed.

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Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 29th January 2016 in Commissioners news

A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

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Making homes for nature!

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Health and social care news

People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.

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Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Health and social care news

The Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, visited Rotherham to meet with council staff, service users and carers and share views on the future of adult social work.

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Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

Published on Friday, 25th September 2015 in Health and social care news

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

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Meet your Ride Leader!

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.

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Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Children and family care news

South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.

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Sky Rides are back for 2015!

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.

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Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015 in Help for adults news

Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.

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‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents

Published on Monday, 6th July 2015 in Help for adults news

A new centre that aims to make a significant contribution to the long term recovery of people from alcohol and drug addiction has opened in Rotherham.

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"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

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Flying the flag for Rotherham's community superheroes!

Published on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 in People and communities news

Rotherham’s very own superheroes have flown in to celebrate and promote the role of fostering in Rotherham.

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Rotherham becomes a "Base" to tackle CSE

Published on Thursday, 18th June 2015 in Children and family care news

Clifton Learning Partnership’s premises at Eastwood Village Community Centre is now one of a number of "Base" locations in Rotherham.

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£1.65 million investment to help extend fostering service in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 8th June 2015 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council has approved a £1.65 million investment for the homes of foster carers and adopters.

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