Health and social care
People are encouraged to get their flu vaccinations to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy this winter.
11 October 2019
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.
1 October 2018
Older people with dementia in Rotherham have begun to share their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new project.
16 July 2018
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.
10 April 2018
The Mayor of Rotherham is to become Patron of an organisation which provides a lifeline to hundreds of abuse survivors in Rotherham.
20 February 2018
A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.
18 October 2017
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.
12 June 2017
Safer Rotherham Partnership launches bus ticket awareness campaign over hate crime.
14 December 2016
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.
8 December 2016
Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.
1 December 2016
Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.
29 November 2016
Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.
1 November 2016
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.
28 October 2016
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.
28 October 2016
Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.
24 October 2016
A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.
17 October 2016
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.
13 October 2016
Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.
22 July 2016
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.
6 July 2016
Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.
16 June 2016
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.
26 May 2016
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, showed her support for Dementia Awareness Week by visiting Davies Court care home in Dinnington.
19 May 2016
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.
19 May 2016
Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.
17 May 2016
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.
4 May 2016
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.
21 March 2016
This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.
7 March 2016
Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.
2 March 2016
Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.
19 February 2016
People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.
25 January 2016
People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.
20 January 2016
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.
23 December 2015
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.
15 December 2015
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.
11 December 2015
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.
25 September 2015
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.
2 September 2015
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.
7 August 2015
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.
6 July 2015
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).
22 April 2015
A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
21 April 2015
Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.
13 March 2015
A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
9 January 2015
Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.
26 November 2014
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.
19 November 2014
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.
2 October 2014
Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.
29 July 2014
Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.
18 July 2014
Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.
8 July 2014
Rother FM has been nominated for a prestigious radio industries social action award for their work on Rotherham’s hate crime radio campaign.
24 June 2014
Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.
10 April 2014
Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.
10 April 2014
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.
1 April 2014
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.
24 February 2014
The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
10 February 2014
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.
7 February 2014