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  • Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Each month Healthwatch Sheffield collate enquiries from members of the public, feedback from voluntary sector colleagues, and stories shared on Care Opinion about issues Sheffield people have faced while trying to access health and social care services during the pandemic. Healthwatch Sheffield also conducted a survey from late May to late July to find out how changes in Health and Social Care services caused by the pandemic affected local people, and the way they access support and have recently published their findings.

  • Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Sheffield City Council launches the start of their consultation today on their new Adult Social Care strategy for Sheffield over the next 5 to 10 years. Stage 1 of the review asks for your views on the proposed vision, principles and commitments of the strategy. “We don’t have all the answers. We need your wisdom, experience, and knowledge to help design our services in future. We want you to challenge our thinking, help look for solutions and really make adult social care in Sheffield the best it can be.“The consultation closes on November 29.

  • Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Two on-line workshops delivered via Zoom have been announced for service users and carers, during which SHSC want to explore how you would like to see them working together more closely with service users and carers/young carers. The feedback from the workshops will help guide SHSC to better co-produce the Trust’s strategies as well as improving the services and care they offer. The workshops will be running online on Thursday 9 July 10am–12 pm and Friday 10 July 2 pm–4 pm if you’d like to take part.

  • Explaining The Care Act Easements

    Explaining The Care Act Easements

    Sheffield City Council has provided information explaining the changes it may need to make, if necessary, to social care provision in accordance with the new Coronavirus Act 2020 legislation which gives the Council powers to streamline present assessment arrangements and prioritise care. These measures are referred to as the Care Act easements.

  • The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Government has fast tracked the Coronavirus Act 2020 which contains ‘emergency powers’ to enable public bodies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the emergency period there is no longer a duty to carry out formal assessments, including financial assessments, to allow the provision of urgent care to people without a full Care Act assessment and, therefore, to prioritise the provision of care and support.The changes to duties under the Care Act 2014 has worried many care users and disability groups. You can download a template letter to write to directors of social care in your local authority to express your concerns about the Act.

  • People Keeping Well in their Community

    ‘People Keeping Well in their Community’ is a community-based prevention activity in Sheffield that can help to prevent and delay people needing to access health and social care services.

  • Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    This month we see a little more movement on the government’s promised green paper on social care. It has taken from as far back as March 2017, when the Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care. Here we provide an update and link on the ‘forthcoming’ Green Paper on social care for adults, which we understand will now be published at “the earliest opportunity”.

  • Can Technology Meet Your Social Care Needs?

    A group at researchers at Loughborough University wants to find out if recent advances in technology can be used to help more with people’s social care needs and enable independent living They are looking for disabled technology users to collaborate on starting a research project which will examine this.

  • Sheffield's New 'Care at Night' Service

    The new ‘Care at Night’ service developed collaboratively between Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launches on May 6th. The collaboration aims to deliver person centred care through a jointly funded service.

  • Know What to Say If You Are Ever Refused An Assessment?

    It’s useful to know that CASCAIDr (the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution )provides online guidance and “Self Help suggestions of ‘What to Say’ in various situations relating to your rights to health or social care services, including if you are refused an assessment of your adult social care needs.

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