You are here: Home | News


News for category: "Help for adults"


Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habit

Published on Monday, 1st October 2018 in Help for adults news

Stoptober is back for its 7th year - and Rotherham smokers are being encouraged to join in with the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.


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.


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.


Mayor to be Patron

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 in Support groups news

The Mayor of Rotherham is to become Patron of an organisation which provides a lifeline to hundreds of abuse survivors in Rotherham.


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.


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.


Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Community and living news

Safer Rotherham Partnership launches bus ticket awareness campaign over hate crime.


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.


New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Housing news

Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.


Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.


Happy tenants say hello to new homes

Published on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.


Changes planned for adult day care and transportation charges

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Consultations news

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.


Plans to consult on learning disability services

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Consultations news

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.


Protect yourself and others from flu

Published on Monday, 24th October 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.


Double delight for Rotherham care home

Published on Monday, 17th October 2016 in Education and learning news

A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.


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.


Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

Published on Friday, 22nd July 2016 in Community and living news

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


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

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Commissioners news

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.


Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016 in Help for adults news

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


Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Help for adults news

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.


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.


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.


Let's get Rotherham more active

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

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


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

Published on Wednesday, 4th May 2016 in Commissioners news

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.


Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

Published on Monday, 21st March 2016 in Help for adults news

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.


Make One You, change you

Published on Monday, 7th March 2016 in Community and living news

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


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

Published on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 in Help for adults news

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


Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

Published on Friday, 19th February 2016 in Help for adults news

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


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.


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 in Libraries news

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


Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

Published on Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

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.


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.


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

Published on Friday, 11th December 2015 in Commissioners news

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.


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.


Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links

Published on Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 in Help for adults news

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.


Top of the league for adult learners

Published on Friday, 7th August 2015 in Education and learning news

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.


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.


‘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.


Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Help for adults news

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).


Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 21st April 2015 in Council tax and benefits news

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

Tweets from the Newsroom