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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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  • 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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