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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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  • NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    As part of their Covid-19 work to support unpaid carers, NHS England has produced a carers’ identification letter and guidance. It has been developed to support unpaid carers, including young carers, who may need to provide care to people in their own home, or across multiple homes. Its purpose is to provide an explanation of why someone may need to be out more frequently or visit different homes.The letter has not been made available for the public to download, but can be issued to named carers by a health/care provider or carers’ support organisation, including from Disability Sheffield.

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2021.

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  • Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 today is ‘Know Your Rights’. Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield Carers Centre have made a series of campaign videos to mark Carers Rights Day. They want carers to understand they are not alone and that every carer has rights which can help to make their lives easier.

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  • Short-term Care for Older People Survey Analysis

    Short-term Care for Older People Survey Analysis

    Sheffield City Council launched an online survey in July 2020 asking for residents’ views about short-term care for older people. Respondents indicated their priorities and suggestions for short term care including ideas such as coastal respite opportunities for person and carer, personalised outcome based breaks, and morning and evening respite options.

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  • Call for Videos for Carers Rights Day

    Call for Videos for Carers Rights Day

    The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 on Thursday 26 November is ‘Know Your Rights. Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield Carers Centre are working together to make a series of campaign videos to mark Carers Rights Day. They want carers to understand they are not alone and that every carer has rights which can help to make their lives easier. They’d love your help so are asking carers to make a short video and send it to them by Friday 6th November.

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  • Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Are you a carer who cares for an adult with learning disabilities or autism? Do you feel isolated in this current situation? Would you like to meet like-minded people and find out about exciting activities and events? Sheffield Mencap and Gateway’s Carers Outreach Coffee Mornings start on Monday 5 October (and the first Monday of every month) over Zoom and their Christmas Choir rehearsals start on Thursday 1 October.

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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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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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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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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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