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  • Fairer for Carers Campaign

    Fairer for Carers Campaign

    A group of ninety-three charities led by Carers UK submitted a joint letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey in July calling for urgent extra financial support to unpaid carers to ensure “they are supported during the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.” Carers UK says that “Despite the huge contribution they make, too many carers and their families face financial hardship. Taking on a caring role can result in sharp reductions in income for families, due to the extra costs associated with caring; these pressures are further exacerbated when people feel they have no choice but to leave paid work to provide care unpaid.The Coronavirus crisis has only compounded the difficulties many carers face “

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  • Carers Week News from Sheffield Carer's Centre

    Carers Week News from Sheffield Carer's Centre

    There are 65,000 unpaid carers in Sheffield from the age of 5 to 95. Sheffield Carer’s Centre has taken the opportunity during Carers Week this week to say a huge thank you to all carers in Sheffield who provide so much invaluable support in the city, especially in these challenging times for everyone when the care and support provided by carers has been needed more than ever. Their Carer News Carers Week edition highlights their “Do you Care Campaign trying to reach people who do not recognise that they are carer, so that they know how to get support with their caring role.

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  • Gleadless Valley & Heeley Unpaid Carers Support Group

    Gleadless Valley & Heeley Unpaid Carers Support Group

    Facilitated by Reach South Sheffield this support group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at Newfield Green Library 577 Gleadless Rd and gives unpaid carers a welcoming and supportive environment to drop in for support, chat, refreshments and regular special events.

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  • Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Would you like to be part of creating a new piece of graffiti art for Tinsley Canal? The Carers Project in partnership with Sheffield River and Canal Trust are offering free graffiti art sessions in March and April for unpaid carers and their cared for adult with a mild/moderate learning disability and or autism.

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  • Calling All Patients and Carers

    Calling All Patients and Carers

    The NHS Leadership Academy are recruiting patients and carers who are willing to share their experiences of the NHS with healthcare staff participating in NHS learning programmes, with the aim of improving all aspects of health care leadership.

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  • ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    Asperger’s Children & Carers Together (ACCT) have relaunched their fortnightly Young Adults Group ‘ACCTing Out’for over 18s. The group aims to provide support and social opportunities, as well as develop life, social and communication skills. Upcoming events are announced for February and March.

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  • Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has released details of new Carers Outreach Sessions and workshops designed to support unpaid carers for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism.These include emergency planning, Health Passports and Sharing Caring Drop-in sessions.

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  • Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with the Carers Centre, Young Carers and the Parent Carer Forum to find out about the experiences of carers in Sheffield when they go to the GP. Do you find it hard to get an appointment? Does the doctor show understanding of your caring role and how it impacts on you? Do they link you to the right services to help you? Healthwatch want to hear about all your experiences.

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  • Carers' Experiences Of GP Practices

    Carers' Experiences Of  GP Practices

    Healthwatch Sheffield have teamed up with Sheffield Carers Centre to find out more about carers’ experiences of GP practices. The first part of the work will be a focus group discussion with carers at Sheffield Carers Centre on Friday 6 December.

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  • Carers UK launch their 'Manifesto for Carers'

    Carers UK launch their 'Manifesto for Carers'

    The Carers UK Manifesto for Carers outlines the top priorities unpaid carers would want to see delivered by the next government.

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