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  • That Works for Me

    That Works for Me

    This project is geared at supporting people who have been out of the labour market for an extended period of time due to caring responsibilities. Advisors support individuals on a one-to-one basis offering advice and guidance to enable you to make well informed and realistic decisions ahout your future and help to find flexible jobs, supportive employers and courses to empower you.

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  • A Cuppa and Support for Carers

    A Cuppa and Support for Carers

    Like to meet other carers, share experiences and have a break? Sheffield Carers Centre has a new webpage providing details of their Carers Cafės and Support Groups. The in-person Carers Cafė takes place at 10am on the 2nd Friday of each month at the United Reformed Church in the city centre (and Zoom events are held on all the other Fridays.Carer support groups’ meet at various locations around the city.

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  • Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Our new ‘Healthy Living’ coproduction project aims to make Sheffield community based physical activity, exercise and health groups more accessible to people who are autistic, have a learning disability or live with severe mental ill health. As part of our research we are holding a focus group for carers ( including lunch ) on Tues 24th May 2022 from 10am to 12noon.

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  • Know your Rights as a Carer

    Know your Rights as a Carer

    This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign on Thursday 25 November will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That’s why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.

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  • Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    A new video highlights the real-life experiences of six Sheffield carers supporting someone with dementia, but the advice they offer is relevant to all unpaid carers in the city.‘Go and get the support before you think you need it for your own health and wellbeing’ is just one of many excellent suggestions made.

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  • Break or Breakdown?

    Break or Breakdown?

    This research by Carers UK, published during the recent Carers Week, shows the impact that reduced support from both services and family and friends has had on carers’ health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

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  • Latest News for Carers and Covid Vaccinations

    Latest News for Carers and Covid Vaccinations

    Read Sheffield Carers Centre latest news including information on getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Since publication the Department for Health and Social Care has just confirmed that unpaid carers in England can register for their COVID-19 vaccine online if they are the primary carer of someone who is “clinically vulnerable”.

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  • Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. This free online training has been designed to help carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism easily identify signs that the person they care for may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. The workshop is free and only for carers of someone who is over the age of 16. Sessions are available until the end of March. The training is 90 minutes long and you only need to attend one session.

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  • Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Did you know that since the first lockdown in March last year twenty four new online dementia friendly groups have started up in Sheffield? From Zoom Memory Cafés, to online exercise and Tai Chi Groups, dementia carers sessions and relaxation groups, virtual sessions for women and for men, online singing, creative writing and sporting memories groups – all available in a weekly calendar.

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  • Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre new ‘Keep in Touch’ guide aims to help carers, and those they care for maintain social connections whilst also following physical distancing guidelines. The 12-page guide highlights the importance of having social interaction and lists some of the most popular ways people are now keeping in touch.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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