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Health and social care

Protect yourself from flu this winter

People are encouraged to get their flu vaccinations to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy this winter.

11 October 2019

Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habit

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

Creating a dementia friendly generation

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

Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

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

Mayor to be Patron

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

New Rotherham sensory support centre is officially opened

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

New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

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

Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

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

14 December 2016

Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 August 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.

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).

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.

21 April 2015

Telephone scams warning

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 April 2014

Seven years of Potteries Court

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

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.

1 April 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.

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.

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.

7 February 2014

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