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Keith secures £20m Borough Care investment

by Iain Roberts on 18 February, 2016

Borough Care plays a key role in the delivery of residential care in Stockport, providing over 400 beds, a fifth of the total. But most of Borough Care’s homes are over 20 years old and are in need of investment for renovation and refurbishment. The council – which owns the buildings and leases them back […]

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Cheadle’s Conservative MP has claimed that closing courts will “provide better access to justice”. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Mary Robinson said After these changes, over 95 per cent of people will still be able to reach their required court within an hour by car and those people living in Cheadle and Stockport can […]

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Dementia funding boost for local Wellcroft care home

by Iain Roberts on 4 September, 2014

Stockport Council in partnership with Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group has been awarded £755,000 from the Department of Health’s Dementia Grant, with money going to care homes across the Borough including Wellcroft at the bottom of Gatley Hill. This money is being used to create care environments for people with dementia that help reduce anxiety, distress […]

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Consultation on Social Care Transport in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 22 November, 2013

The Council is currently consulting on proposals to develop a more flexible approach to supporting the users with the aim of significantly reducing £1.37 million annual budget. A substantial investment in the vehicle fleet is also needed over the next twelve months if the current standards are to be maintained. Councillor Keith Holloway, Executive Member […]

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See it Say it Do it is a creative and cultural partnership between three councils: Stockport, Manchester and Trafford. In Stockport we’ve worked with residents from four of our poorer communities to create and deliver an arts programme, involving thousands of volunteer hours, giving people the opportunity not only for new experiences, friendships and partnerships […]

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Iain launches “See Me” road safety campaign

by Iain Roberts on 11 October, 2013

This autumn’s ‘See Me’ campaign was launched at Asda Supermarket in Hazel Grove on Monday 7th October with road safety officers handing out reflective shopping bags and also giving advice to older road users, reminding them: To wear bright or fluorescent clothing to make sure that they are seen during the day, especially in dull […]

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Some good information from a local resident: For people with dementia and their families, choosing a care home can be an incredibly stressful and difficult process. Alzheimer’s Society has produced a new handy guide to selecting a care home. A copy of this guide can be downloaded from their website alzheimers.org.uk/lowexpectations In addition they have […]

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Tell us who makes you proud – Proud of Stockport Award

by Iain Roberts on 15 September, 2012

From Stockport Council: Stockport’s extraordinary people are to be recognised in the borough’s popular citizen awards. The 6th annual Proud of Stockport awards will see individuals, groups or teams that go out of their way to make the borough a better place, recognised at a ceremony at Stockport Town Hall. The Council, its partners, and […]

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Disabledgo – all the information you need to go

by Iain Roberts on 11 July, 2012

At Stockport’s Disability User Group today we had a useful update from the people behind disabledgo – a website that gives impressively detailed information for anyone with a disability. For example, not only will the guide tell you whether a venue has disabled access, it will say whether the doors are single or double, manual […]

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Stockport supports anti-discrimination day

by Iain Roberts on 18 May, 2012

Stockport Council supported the fourth annual International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Thursday 17th May. Councillors and employees dressed in the spectrum of colours represented on rainbow flag which symbolises IDAHO. The IDAHO flag was flying from Stockport Town Hall on the day. Councillor Stuart Bodsworth, champion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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