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09.11.22 – Problem Property in Chesterton Closed, The Workplace Development Fund

Written by on 8 November 2022

Staffordshire Police has closed a problem property in Chesterton following reports of anti-social behaviour.  On Monday, the  address on London Road was closed until 6 February 2023 after successfully obtaining a court order.

Local officers from the Newcastle-under-Lyme local policing team (LPT) obtained the order after submitting evidence to the court which showed the address was being used by those conducting anti-social behaviour and associated criminality.

Chief Inspector John Owen, of the Newcastle-under-Lyme LPT, said: “We are committed to actioning community priorities by implementing measures like this to target problem addresses and tenants in the area.

“We use a variety of tools to disrupt these individuals who cause distress within our community and will be continuing to implement high visibility patrols to target those responsible.

People are encouraged to speak to their local officers regularly and attend engagement sessions to ensure your priorities are dealt with robustly by officers who are passionate about serving their area – in this case the Newcastle-under-Lyme community.

If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.

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Care providers in Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help with the costs of training their staff.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council and is available to care providers across the county.

The fund allows providers to claim back money towards the costs of staff completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.  Funding can also be put towards the costs of Diplomas in Care from Level 2 to Level 5 and apprenticeships.

Cllr Paul Northcott, Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care at Staffordshire County Council, is encouraging providers to make an application.

Cllr Northcott said: “Our priority is to make sure that people in Staffordshire can access the best care possible and to do this we need to have the right people with the right skills working in the sector.

“Working in care can be an extremely rewarding profession with lots of opportunities for progression and personal development.  This is a fantastic opportunity for local care companies to train their staff while receiving a contribution towards the costs of learning.

The Department for Health and Social Care funding is being made available through Skills For Care and providers must have an ASC-WDS account to be able to claim the funding.  Full details along with how to register and apply are available at Workforce Development Fund (skillsforcare.org.uk).  People can also email cmdt@staffordshire.gov.uk.