A number of carers recently agreed to be interviewed about their experiences and about what the Carers Centre has done for them. You can hear what they had to say by clicking here.
Carers Trust have just launched a survey which they hope will generate a powerful news story to give to the media ahead of Young Carers Awareness Day 2017 which takes place on Thursday, 26 January. Next year’s event will focus on the dreams and aspirations of young carers.
The survey results will help Carers Trust to show that it is difficult for young carers to juggle caring alongside pursuing their dream job and career aims – and that by helping and supporting young carers now they stand a better chance of fulfilling their dreams in the future.
The Mind and Body Project, run by Sheffield Mind, has published its schedule of creative and fun activities for the autumn. The programme includes singing, art and pottery activities.
To download the programme, please click below.
A team of researchers from Lancaster University, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University and University College London are conducting some research on online resources, and would like to hear from relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder.
Employers for Carers and Carers UK have launched a new survey into the needs of carers during the later stages of caring.
For more information please click here.
From 13 September, CQC are inspecting the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
For more information about how you can share your experiences and give your views, please click below:
Carer’s Trust have developed a new guide to support the changes to relationship dynamics which might be caused through a caring role. Whether you’re caring for a partner, or someone else, you may find this guide helpful.
For more information, see our Relationships and Caring page.
This year, as part of their 90th celebrations, Voluntary Action Sheffield is holding its first Sheffield Make a Difference Awards – the first of its kind to celebrate and acknowledge the amazing work of local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, and the huge impact they have in our city.
Applications are now open to Sheffield organisations!
A new survey by Carers Trust, has found that many unpaid carers are missing out on online support because they simply don’t know it exists.
The survey found that more than half (56%) of unpaid carers surveyed don’t access online support. When asked why they didn’t access online support 43% said they didn’t know it existed.
Accessing online support can make a real difference to unpaid carers lives. More than half of the carers (53%) who did access online support said that it had made a difference to their lives. It provides an opportunity for carers who are isolated, or can’t leave the house much, to easily access support and also communicate with other unpaid carers.