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.
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.
This group is aimed at carers of people with mental health problems. It meets at the Sheffield Carers Centre on the third Thursday of every month, 10:30am til 12pm. It’s an ideal opportunity to meet others in the same situation, share experiences and receive support.
You can find the details of the next hub here.
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.
Each year, Carers Rights Day brings organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. If you are caring for someone at the moment and would like to find out more about your rights and how to get help, click here.
The Government Equalities Office would like to know more about the barriers to returning to work after time out for caring. They have opened a consultation and would like to know more about the experiences of people who want to return to work, employers’ experiences of recruiting these people and other evidence on the barriers that they face and the support available to them.
The Summer 2017 edition of our newsletter has has now been published, with a new look and a new name – Connect! Download it now by clicking the link below and learn all about our exciting plans for Carers Week 2017 – and much more!
Our March 2017 edition has now been published, focusing on the services the Centre offers, now that it has won a new contract to provide carer support in Sheffield for the next three years. There is also a special fundraising supplement – see how people are already helping us to fundraise for more services for carers, and get lots of idea for how you can help! Click below to for more information: