Adult social care and support
New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer
Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.
Publication date: 1 December 2016
Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme
Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.
Publication date: 29 November 2016
Happy tenants say hello to new homes
Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.
Publication date: 1 November 2016
Changes planned for adult day care and transportation charges
On 14 November the Council's decision makers will consider revised charges for adult day care and transport following the Council's consultation in the summer.
Publication date: 28 October 2016
Plans to consult on learning disability services
The Council invites people with learning disabilities and families to join a major discussion about the future of support services if Rotherham's decision makers agree to begin formal consultation.
Publication date: 28 October 2016
Protect yourself and others from flu
Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.
Publication date: 24 October 2016
Double delight for Rotherham care home
A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.
Publication date: 17 October 2016
Council calls for more carers during Shared Lives Week
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.
Publication date: 13 October 2016
Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide
Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.
Publication date: 22 July 2016
Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation
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.
Publication date: 6 July 2016
Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday
Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.
Publication date: 16 June 2016
Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead
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.
Publication date: 26 May 2016
Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, showed her support for Dementia Awareness Week by visiting Davies Court care home in Dinnington.
Publication date: 19 May 2016
Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration
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.
Publication date: 19 May 2016
Let's get Rotherham more active
Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.
Publication date: 17 May 2016
New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete
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.
Publication date: 4 May 2016
Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers
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.
Publication date: 21 March 2016
Make One You, change you
This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.
Publication date: 7 March 2016
Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise
Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.
Publication date: 2 March 2016
Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking
Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.
Publication date: 19 February 2016
Making homes for nature!
People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.
Publication date: 25 January 2016
Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals
People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.
Publication date: 20 January 2016
Help to quit for Rotherham smokers
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.
Publication date: 23 December 2015
Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff
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.
Publication date: 15 December 2015
Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation
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.
Publication date: 11 December 2015
Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.
Publication date: 25 September 2015
Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links
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.
Publication date: 2 September 2015
Top of the league for adult learners
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.
Publication date: 7 August 2015
Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue
Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.
Publication date: 23 July 2015
‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents
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.
Publication date: 6 July 2015
Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme
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).
Publication date: 22 April 2015
Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham
A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
Publication date: 21 April 2015
Telephone scams warning
Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.
Publication date: 13 March 2015
New drug and alcohol recovery hub
A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Publication date: 9 January 2015
Rotherham awarded White Ribbon status
Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.
Publication date: 26 November 2014
Partner organisations sign up to customer promises
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.
Publication date: 19 November 2014
Additional funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation
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.
Publication date: 2 October 2014
Rotherham Heart Town scores another success
Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.
Publication date: 29 July 2014
Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up
Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.
Publication date: 18 July 2014
Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services
Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.
Publication date: 8 July 2014
Prestigious nomination for Rother FM recognises partnership work
Rother FM has been nominated for a prestigious radio industries social action award for their work on Rotherham’s hate crime radio campaign.
Publication date: 24 June 2014
Local businesses show their hearts
Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.
Publication date: 10 April 2014
Seven years of Potteries Court
Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.
Publication date: 10 April 2014
Launch of new service for ex-military personnel
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.
Publication date: 1 April 2014
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Publication date: 4 March 2014
Plan for more integrated working
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.
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces
The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
Publication date: 10 February 2014
Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment
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.
Publication date: 7 February 2014