Councillors say a £15million grant will be used to help protect social care services.
Staffordshire County Council has been awarded £30million over the next three years, with half of that figure coming this year.
The money has been earmarked for areas such as covering additional costs for older people and their carers to keep them living at home. There will also be support for people with learning disabilities.
Cllr Alan White, Cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing at Staffordshire County Council, admitted that without the funding boost some of the current services may not have been delivered.
“The Government has recognised the incredible funding pressures to provide social care for an increasing number of elderly people in counties like Staffordshire with the limited budgets available,” he said. “This extra grant will help prevent some people from having to go into hospital by caring for them in their homes and communities where possible, will help towards paying increased care staff wage bills and will reduce delays in hospital discharges and assessments.
“However, while this funding is both welcome and needed to protect services, it is important to recognise that this is limited and it is more important than ever that people keep themselves as healthy and independent as possible and plan ahead for their later years.”
The report on how the funding will be spent is due to be discussed by a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet on June 21.