Health and social care news
Published on 20th March 2018
Councillor Simon Hackett, Cabinet Member for Childrens Services has made a new appeal for people to step forward as foster carers at a coffee morning arranged exclusively for Sandwell foster carers at the Coneygre Youth Arts Centre, in Tipton today. (Tuesday 20 March)
Published on 15th March 2018
Sandwell Council is set to extend its popular free swimming scheme for young people and those aged 60-plus.
Published on 7th March 2018
Sandwell Council is on the lookout for caring people to join a team that helps vulnerable adults lead independent lives, with more than 40 new roles being created.
Published on 23rd February 2018
Sandwell Council is working with Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group on plans to build a new GP surgery in Wednesbury.
Published on 20th February 2018
A newly-merged alcohol and drug service for Sandwell has launched.
Published on 16th February 2018
A new music-making pilot project has launched in Sandwell to help people experiencing memory loss or in the early stages of dementia.
Published on 16th February 2018
A unique proof of age card scheme has launched for students in Sandwell aged 16+.
Published on 1st February 2018
More than 40 services have joined together to launch a new initiative aimed at improving mental health in Sandwell.
Published on 18th January 2018
A newly-merged alcohol and drug service for Sandwell will launch on 1 February.
Published on 20th December 2017
A special ‘assessment house’ has been created at the Independent Living Centre in Smethwick to speed up requests for equipment and adaptations to help people live independently in their own homes.
Published on 18th December 2017
Health chiefs are urging Sandwell residents to tell them what they think about their local pharmacy by completing a short survey.
Published on 13th December 2017
Health and council social care staff are working around the clock to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.
Published on 5th December 2017
Sandwell parents are being urged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles in the West Midlands region.
Published on 17th October 2017
Young people leaving care and living on their own in Sandwell won’t have to pay council tax until they are aged 22, if councillors approve plans to give discretionary relief.
Published on 9th October 2017
Staff at a newly-opened hospice have been praised for the work they do by a leading councillor.
Published on 14th August 2017
Health visitors in Sandwell are hitting top targets for visiting families with new born babies, figures out today reveal.
Published on 6th July 2017
Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).
Published on 23rd June 2017
A Tipton couple have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and handed MBEs.
Published on 6th February 2017
The new chair of the Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board has set out her long-term vision for how the council can work with its partners to improve the overall health of the borough’s people.
Published on 25th October 2016
More and more people are recovering from drug dependency in Sandwell, latest figures show.
Published on 19th May 2016
Sandwell trading standards officers seized 33,750 cigarettes and 1.9kg of hand-rolling tobacco worth more than £15,800 in retail value as part of a national illicit tobacco operation.
Published on 17th September 2015
The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place from 21 – 27 September 2015.