Dementia care centres project given approval
AMBITIOUS plans for East Staffordshire to become a national leader in dementia care have been agreed Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet.
The county council is forging ahead with plans to create ‘Centres of Excellence’ for dementia care.
These centres will offer the finest through-life care for dementia patients, reducing the need to be transferred from residential care to specialist units as their condition deteriorates.
A consultation last year resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response to the project.
Now, officers are in talks with potential providers to determine who best shares county council’s vision, and who can offer the standard of care required.
Following the agreement, the county council can now forge ahead with its centres of excellence project and look for a suitable partner to help take it forward.
Parish council unveils neighbourhood plan
A PARISH council has revealed that it is working with residents and businesses to prepare a neighbourhood plan.
Anslow Parish Council is developing the plan to give people a greater say about the location and scale of development in the area and to help to protect valued landscape and community assets.
John Lanham, chairman of Anslow Parish council, said: “We are at the beginning of what should be an important and interesting process for Anslow which will help to shape the community during the next 20 years – we want to get as many people, of all ages, involved.”
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Drivers warned about set of roadworks
ROADWORKS on a dual carriageway serving Burton and East Staffordshire could cause hold-ups.
Lanes and slip-roads on the A38 at Barton under Needwood will be closed from 9pm until 5.30am, until Thursday, March 28.
Nightly lane closures from 7pm until 6am on the A38 at the Toyota Island, Burnaston, due to drainage work, are due to continue until Thursday April 4.
Resurfacing work on the A38 northbound at Alrewas was due to finish today.
D-day for ambulance service future plans
A DECSION will today be made on the future of East Midlands Ambulance Service.
A trust board meeting will feature a vote on plans to radically change the service that covers South Derbyshire.
It plans to potentially close 17 ambulance stations in Derbyshire, one of which is in Swadlincote, and replace them with two larger stations or ‘hubs’ and 26 smaller ‘tactical deployment points’ across the county.
Food and wine on offer at spring taste event
THE date of a spring wine tasting event has been announced.
It will take place from 7.30pm on Friday, April at Repton Village Hall, off Main Street. More information is available by calling 01283 701277.