State of Caring Survey 2018

Hearing from carers is one way that the national charities who campaign on your behalf are able to make change when talking to the government.

Last year over 7000 carers shared their experience which allowed Carers Trust and Carers UK to highlight the impact of being a carer to the media, in dozens of evidence submissions to Parliamentary and Government consultations and in reports that influence decision makers and policy makers in a wide range of areas.

Register To Vote! Elections in Sheffield on 3rd May

With elections right around the corner, it’s imperative that you make sure you are registered to vote. The deadline for the May elections is 17th April, so you’re running out of time.

Sheffield will be electing 1/3 of the City Council – who are the people responsible for our funding and your support – so make sure you vote to have your say in how it’s run! Sheffield will also be electing a South Yorkshire-wide Mayor for the first time. Make sure you weigh in on who you want. Register to vote online now.

New Carers Group Launched

Unpaid carers, working REACH South Sheffield and Sheffield Carers Centre, have launched a new Carers Support Group after a month of outreach in Gleadless Valley.

Taking place in Newfield Green Library, on the third Thursday of every month, carers will be running a support group for each other that allows them to socialise, get advice, information and support, and meet new people.

Sheffield Carers Centre Outreach in Gleadless Valley

Sheffield Carers Centre is running a month of outreach in Gleadless Valley to identify carers who are not aware of their services and increase the awareness of carers and their rights among progottenfessionals and frontline volunteers in the local area.

Sheffield Carers Centre has partnered up with REACH South Sheffield and other community organisations to put on a month of events and organise a leafletting campaign in the local area. Local elected officials including Cllr Cate McDonald (who is the cabinet member for Health and Social care) have got involved, and Louise Haigh MP is speaking at the launch of the outreach month on 9th Feb.

GoodGym Deliver 1500 Leaflets for Sheffield Carers Centre

Yesterday, Sheffield Carers Centre got a huge helping hand from the wonderful people over at GoodGym. 23 people ran all the way to the Heeley City Farm Alternative Energy Centre (check them out, they’re really interesting) to deliver leaflets around Heeley. They had a great time running up and down the hills in the area. Some of them even took some leaflets home to do the next day! What superstars.

Christmas Message from Pauline Kimantas

Dear friends,

Seeing as this is my first Christmas at the Centre, I thought I would just put together a quick note wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you’re all having a great time, enjoying good food and celebrating the end of 2017 well.

We’ve had a cracking year at the Carers Centre, with major changes taking place and a veritable horde of new staff joining. Scott, our new Volunteer Co-ordinator joined us in June, Claire joined our Carers Advisor Team in May, and Julie started with us in July. More recently, we said a fond farewell to Hilary Hull and Ron Davenport, and welcomed Noshee as our BME Carer Engagement worker and Adam as our new Communications worker.