03.08.23 – Elderley Support in Staffordshire Survey, Public Place Protection Order in Hanley
Written by Hitmix Local News on 2 August 2023
Residents in Staffordshire are being asked to give their views on how older people should be supported in the county.
The survey, which has been launched by Staffordshire County Council, aims to understand how they can support people to stay in their own homes, have quality of life and live independently for as long as possible, and provide the right care and support as they need it.
The county council is interested in hearing the views of people over 65 who receive services, as well as people who have experience of social care support for older residents, and those aged 50 and over who might be thinking about the services they will need as they age.
Data from the survey will then be used to develop a new strategy, to influence what organisations should address over the next five years.
As well as residents, the county council will be seeking the views of professionals and other key organisations.
County Councillor Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Care said: “As people age, it is important that they are supported to maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible, with the right care and support as they need it.
“This is why we want as many people as possible to fill in this survey. This really is a good opportunity for people to help us understand how we can support older people to stay in their own homes and live independently. The information we receive will really help us when we put together our strategy.”
The survey can be accessed here, and is open until August 11.
Residents, businesses and customers of Hanley city centre are being urged to have their say on a Public Space Protection Order currently in operation.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a consultation to give residents the opportunity to express their views and any concerns with regards to antisocial behaviour within the city centre. In addition to consulting on the current Public Space Protection Order which the council is proposing will carry forward the following prohibitions:
- No person within the restricted area shall have in their possession an open vessel containing alcohol other than in the grounds of a licensed premises or in accordance with an organised licensed event.
- Any person within the restricted area is prohibited from engaging in behaviour or using language likely to cause intimidation or distress to visitors, residents and businesses.
The consultation will run for four weeks to Monday 28 August.
Residents are also invited to open drop-in events being held:
- 9 August, 1pm-3pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 11 August, 11am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 16 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
- 18 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
- 23 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 25 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
Councillor David Williams, cabinet member for communities, education and safety said: “We know that antisocial behaviour is an issue in the city centre and we are actively working with partners to tackle this, but we need your help to make sure that our plans really do represent the views and needs of everyone.
“Your opinion is greatly valued and will be used to shape the tools and powers we use to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in the city.
Residents can have their say on the consultation at www.stoke.gov.uk/consultation
Consultation letters and questionnaires will be delivered to the addresses affected by the order. A copy of the Public Space Protection Order can be obtained by contacting the city council’s antisocial behaviour team on 07825 117123 or emailing ASB@stoke.gov.uk.