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Smoking stubbed out in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 5th September 2018 in Health and social care news

New figures released by Public Health England based on the Annual Population Survey have shown that more people in Rotherham are kicking their smoking habit .

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Rotherham Council advises to stay safe in the sun

Published on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Health and social care news

Whilst residents might be enjoying the current warmer weather, they are also being asked to be prepared in case of higher temperatures over the coming days.

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Creating a dementia friendly generation

Published on Monday, 16th July 2018 in Council news news

Older people with dementia in Rotherham have begun to share their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new project.

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Domestic abuse victim encourages people to report abuse

Published on Thursday, 12th July 2018 in Council news news

A former victim of domestic abuse has spoken openly about the harrowing abuse she suffered in order to encourage others to report it.

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School pupils create Smokefree park signs

Published on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 in Council news news

Smokefree park signs created by local school children will soon be seen in outdoor play areas across Rotherham.

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Health care practitioners to prescribe physical activity

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Council news news

Health leaders in Rotherham are to trial giving patients physical activity advice as part of a national pilot scheme.

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Thousands of toothbrushes donated to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Council news news

Kind hearted Rotherham folk have donated thousands of toothbrushes following a month long appeal.

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Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Health and wellbeing news

As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.

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New service available to help you get healthy

Published on Tuesday, 19th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

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Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 in Children and family care news

People are being urged to donate toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to foodbanks to help combat childhood tooth decay in Rotherham.

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Improving the borough’s mental health one step at a time

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Mental health news

A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).

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New free support service in Rotherham for people affected by substance misuse

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Substance misuse news

A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.

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Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Active for health news

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new opportunity to get active as the MS Society teams up with Rotherham Council and Sheffield Hallam University to bring MS Active for Health to the borough.

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Rotherham bird keepers warned of new flu-prevention requirements

Published on Friday, 19th January 2018 in Animal welfare news

Rotherham residents who keep poultry or other domestic birds are being warned that new measures are in place following confirmed cases of bird flu in the UK.

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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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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 Community and living 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 Community and living 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 About the council 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 Help for adults 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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