Adult social care and support

Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

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Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.

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Publication date: 22 July 2016


Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

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People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

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Publication date: 6 July 2016


Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

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Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.

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Publication date: 16 June 2016


Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead

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A proposal recommending changes to the way that the Council's Enabling Service is run has been agreed today (26 May) at Rotherham Council's Cabinet/Commissioners' Decision making meeting.

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Publication date: 26 May 2016


Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

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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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Publication date: 19 May 2016


Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

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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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Publication date: 19 May 2016


Let's get Rotherham more active

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Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.

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Publication date: 17 May 2016


New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

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Publication date: 4 May 2016


Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.

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Publication date: 21 March 2016


Make One You, change you

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This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.

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Publication date: 7 March 2016


Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise

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Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.

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Publication date: 2 March 2016


Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

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Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.

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Publication date: 19 February 2016


Making homes for nature!

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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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Publication date: 25 January 2016


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

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People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

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Publication date: 20 January 2016


Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

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Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

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Publication date: 23 December 2015


Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

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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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Publication date: 15 December 2015


Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

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Publication date: 11 December 2015


Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

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

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Publication date: 25 September 2015


Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links

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People with learning disabilities are taking part in an innovative new project to gain valuable employment skills as well as giving back to the local community and supporting families.

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Publication date: 2 September 2015


Top of the league for adult learners

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Over a hundred adult learners and their families attended an annual awards and celebration event at Rotherham Civic Theatre, with special guest presenter Howard Webb, MBE.

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Publication date: 7 August 2015


Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

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

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Publication date: 23 July 2015


‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents

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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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Publication date: 6 July 2015


Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults in Rotherham will be subject to the ‘wrath’ of South Yorkshire Police, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU).

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Publication date: 22 April 2015


Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

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A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

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Publication date: 21 April 2015


Telephone scams warning

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Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.

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Publication date: 13 March 2015


New drug and alcohol recovery hub

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A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


Rotherham awarded White Ribbon status

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Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.

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Publication date: 26 November 2014


Partner organisations sign up to customer promises

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Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.

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Publication date: 19 November 2014


Additional funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given more funding to help victims of child sexual exploitation, as the first allocations from a £120,000 funding package are determined.

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Publication date: 2 October 2014


Rotherham Heart Town scores another success

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Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.

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Publication date: 29 July 2014


Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

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Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.

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Publication date: 18 July 2014


Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services

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Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


Prestigious nomination for Rother FM recognises partnership work

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Rother FM has been nominated for a prestigious radio industries social action award for their work on Rotherham’s hate crime radio campaign.

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Publication date: 24 June 2014


Local businesses show their hearts

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Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


Seven years of Potteries Court

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Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


Launch of new service for ex-military personnel

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Friday (28 March) saw the official launch of a bespoke trailer designed to spread awareness of the services and support that is available to ex-military personnel across the borough.

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Publication date: 1 April 2014


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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


Plan for more integrated working

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The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are making sure health and social care is put in the hands of local people through delivery of the Better Care Fund.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces

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The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

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Publication date: 10 February 2014


Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment

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Two quick-thinking stall holders, who became heroes last year when they leapt to action and saved the life of a man, are marking their achievement by helping to launch lifesaving equipment.

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Publication date: 7 February 2014

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