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  • Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Carers UK, an organisation designed to help the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones, has set up a new survey about the effects of Coronavirus on carers’ lives and on the lives of people they care for over the last five months. The results of an earlier survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs. The closing date of the survey is Sunday September 27.

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  • I’ll be Here in the Morning

    I’ll be Here in the Morning

    If you’re a care worker, an unpaid carer or receive care have you been inspired to get creative during these extremely challenging times? Sheffield University is looking for entries to ‘I’ll be here in the morning’, a digital exhibition celebrating our community of care and designed to “give a voice to the unheard and put faces to the unseen”. The deadline for submissions is 20 September.

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  • Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care have collected together a range of information in an effort to support organisations providing care services in Sheffield.As well as a webpage for all the latest news and guidance relating to COVID-19 confidential helplines and apps are available.Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care explain that they “recognise the pressure that you are under as managers and the need you may have to talk things through with someone experienced in social care.”

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  • Short Term Care Consultation

    Short Term Care Consultation

    Sheffield City Council have launched a survey asking for your views about short-term care for older people. The information from this survey will be used to help Sheffield City Council produce a short-term care strategy for older people. The survey closes on 25th September.The consultation is primarily for unpaid carers, social care workers and anyone using short-term care to complete.

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  • Tell The CQC About Your Care

    Tell The CQC About Your Care

    The NHS has never been under more pressure than it is today – and people who live with a disability or long term health condition need to be confident that we get the treatment and service that we need. The Care Quality Commission are asking disabled people and their families to share with them their experiences through their Tell Us about Your Care Campaign.

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  • Personal Health Budgets Video

    Personal Health Budgets Video

    The NHS has released a new video to help people who are receiving or feel they may be entitled to personal health budgets. A personal health budget allows people to manage their healthcare and support such as treatments, equipment and personal care, in a way that suits them.

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  • Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    This petition asks the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock to solve the crisis in Social Care,pointing out that this issue is just as important as Brexit, if not more so. Chris Sterry, a local carer, highlights the wider impact of the delay to the Green Paper on Social Care on health services and the health of carers.

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  • Share Your Care Experiences In Video Case Studies

    The Care Quality Commission is looking for people willing to be seen on screen talking about their experiences of care, as part of a new year-long campaign.Case studies of people’s experiences of care always play a vitally important part of their campaigns, with stories from a diverse range of people – including people working in health and social care settings.

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  • Sheffield's New 'Care at Night' Service

    The new ‘Care at Night’ service developed collaboratively between Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launches on May 6th. The collaboration aims to deliver person centred care through a jointly funded service.

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  • Have Your Say on New Priorities In NHS Long Term Plan

    The NHS Long Term Plan – details of which have been announced this week – was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. Local organisation Healthwatch Sheffield is set to offer the public the chance to have their say and help shape implementation of the plan.

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