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  • Coming out of Hospital

    Coming out of Hospital

    When a family member or friend is in hospital you might be concerned about what will happen when they leave hospital. With this in mind , Carers UK has produced a factsheet about ‘Coming out of Hospital’ alongside advice and information: about what to expect and your rights and choices as an unpaid carer. Locally Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s Back Home Scheme’ may be able to help.

  • Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has worked with family carers and advocacy partners (Bringing Us Together, Advonet, Cloverleaf, Warrington Speak Up and Pathways Associates) to produce a practical advocacy guide for family carers who have an adult relative who has a learning disability or is autistic and who have been or may be admitted to a mental health service.

  • Celebrate Carers Week from 5 - 11 June

    Celebrate Carers Week from 5 - 11 June

    During the week Sheffield Carers Centre will be raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities. Have a look at their programme of events including activities, workshops and training and the launch of a video highlighting the benefits of businesses helping carer employees.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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