City Wide Care Alarms is a service offered by Sheffield City Council to give peace of mind to carers and their cared for person. The service provides an alarm which users can activate to summon help if they have a fall or other emergency. For more information click here.
Last week the Guardian newspaper published an article about the success of a story-writing group, held at Sheffield Mencap. It is an encouraging read, of something which works really well and has been a source of empowerment to the members of the group.
A link to the article is here: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2014/jun/19/storytelling-group-learning-disabilities
We are very pleased that the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Peter Rippon, has chosen Sheffield Carers Centre to be one of the beneficiaries of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund during his year in office.
We hope the Lord Mayor will be able to join us at events during the year and are delighted that this will help us raise awareness of carers, as well as valuable funds for the Carers Centre.
Carers in Sheffield has recently become aware of a scheme which enables carers to be put in contact with volunteers, for regular support. This is a project run through Carers Together – a national organisation based in Birmingham.
Carers Together offers two different kinds of support:
- An online mentoring service, available to anyone in England with access to the internet
- A face-to-face mentoring service for carers in the Birmingham area
Please click here to see photos of this year’s Carers Week activities in Sheffield.
On 4 November, Carers in Sheffield launched its new website. Over the next weeks and months the site will grow to be the principal online source of information and advice for adult carers of adults in the city, whatever the condition or illness of the person they care for. We would love to hear what you think of the new website, and your ideas about what other information you would like it to contain. Give us your views.