Health and social care news
Published on 9th May 2019
Events are being held in and around Sandwell next week in support of national Dying Matters Awareness Week (Monday 13 - Sunday 19 May).
Published on 8th May 2019
The Short-Term Assessment and Reablement service run by Sandwell Council to support people in their home has achieved a “good” inspection report from the Care Quality Commission.
Published on 20th December 2018
A town grant is helping people take up health activities across Sandwell’s six towns.
Published on 17th December 2018
A plan for a new £10 million social care and health centre in Sandwell has been approved by the council's cabinet - in a new bid to tackle increasing 'bed-blocking' problems at local hospitals.
Published on 7th December 2018
A project aiming to capture the memories of people experiencing Dementia and their families in Tipton has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.
Published on 29th November 2018
Sexual health services in Sandwell have been redesigned, making it quicker and easier for people to access support and look after their sexual health.
Published on 16th November 2018
Sandwell health bosses are encouraging residents to be more vigilant around their use of antibiotics – in a new bid to help people to become resistant to them.
Published on 30th October 2018
Sandwell Council is one of the top performing local authorities in the country in dealing with 'bed-blocking' problems at local hospitals.
Published on 15th October 2018
A Smethwick care home for people with dementia has enjoyed a make-over thanks to the generosity of council staff and local contractors and suppliers.
Published on 8th October 2018
Sandwell Libraries are holding a special Mental Health Day at their Oldbury library to help people get more insight into the advice available to local families.
Published on 5th October 2018
Sandwell Council’s efforts to fight modern slavery and human trafficking have been recognised by a national awards scheme.
Published on 26th September 2018
Care staff from across Sandwell have been recognised for the work they are doing to promote the importance of treating the elderly with dignity.
Published on 9th August 2018
Sandwell Council’s Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing (ASCHW) service has achieved a prestigious President’s Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Published on 30th July 2018
The key partnership board that leads on safeguarding adults in Sandwell has appointed a new chair person.
Published on 4th July 2018
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 11th April 2018
Sandwell Council’s safeguarding work to protect and care for vulnerable adults has been praised in a report by top experts in the field.
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 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.