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19.01.23 – Disabled and Neurodivergent Strategy Drop in Sessions, Three arrested for vehicle theft

Written by on 19 January 2023

A series of drop-in sessions are being held across Staffordshire to help shape the lives of disabled and neurodivergent people in the county.

Staffordshire County Council and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) are asking people how they can support them to live independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

So far more than 500 people have completed a survey that ran in December, and now a series of face-to-face sessions are being held to get people’s views.

These will be used to inform a new Strategy focussing on helping disabled or neurodivergent people—whatever their age—live independent and fulfilling lives.

Drop in sessions are taking place over the next six weeks in each one of Staffordshire’s eight districts and boroughs, with the session for Newcastle being held on 9th February 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm, at Bradwell Lodge on Bradwell Lane.

The sessions are targeted at individuals with lived experience, their carers or family members and also any professional, organisation or employee coming into contact with disabled or neurodivergent people.

More information on the sessions can be found at


Three men have been arrested after a car was stolen overnight from Derbyshire and located at a property in Stoke-on-Trent.  Police were called to an address off Dawlish Drive in Bentilee at 2.10 on Monday afternoon where the stolen green Toyota Land Cruiser was discovered.  Officers also seized a mobile phone and a small quantity of class C drugs. Three men were arrested, 2 on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and a third on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession with intent to supply class C drugs.  All three have been granted conditional police bail while inquiries continue.
If you have any information you can contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 345 of 16 January.