About Sheffield Carers Centre
If you have any more formal complaints about the service you have received from Sheffield Carers Centre, you can use our Comments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
We also have launched the Carer Expert Panel, which is a group of carers who work with us to make decisions at the centre. Find out more here.
About services that impact on you as a Carer
There are sometimes opportunities for carers to contribute to discussions about services which impact on them – this is often organised by Adult Social Care, though could also include Healthwatch or other health and social care services and voluntary organisations involved with them.
Below are some links to surveys and reviews you may be interested in. Click the links to find out more. We update this page regularly, so please check back for new opportunities to have your say.
Adult and Young Carers Action Plans
The most recent meeting to review both the Adult and Young Carers Action Plans was on 30 October 2019. To receive more information about the meeting contact Carers@sheffield.gov.uk
Young Carers Action Plan
The current Young Carers Action Plan aims to ensure the six principles of Sheffield’s Young Carer, Parent and Adult Carer Strategy are being put into action, and that the views of young carers in Sheffield are being acted upon.
Adult Carers Action Plan
The current Adult Carers Action Plan aims to ensure the six principles of Sheffield’s Young Carer, Parent and Adult Carer Strategy are being put into action, and that the views of adult carers in Sheffield are being acted upon.
If you are an adult carer (aged 18+) you can get involved in discussions about the plan with other carers and organisations that provide services for carers.
Read the details of the Adult and Young Carers Action Plans in these documents:
Other opportunities to have your say:
Sheffield Council wants to know how Covid19 has impacted on everyone’s lives, to inform the response and recovery phases.
(Paper copies can be requested from DPHOffice@sheffield.gov.uk)
The Government is currently running a consultation on their proposal to give working carers a weeks’ unpaid Carer’s Leave from work each year, to provide unpaid care. The introduction of Carer’s Leave would be a vital step in helping people who are working alongside their caring responsibilities. The consultation presents a really important opportunity to improve the rights of working carers.
Please respond to the consultation and help to secure new rights for working carers. Deadline for responses is 3rd August.
• You can access the consultation documents: Click here for documents
• You can respond online: Click here
Do you look after someone with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, or autistic spectrum condition?
Please complete this survey to help improve physical health. Survey closes on Friday 7th August: https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/improving-physical-health-for-people-living-with-severe-mental-illness-learning-disabilities-and-autistic-spectrum-condition.htm
Want to be part of a research project? (carers of someone with dementia only)
Eleanor Dixon, an MSC Occupational Therapy student at Sheffield Hallam University is looking for volunteers. She wants to do short interviews with carers of someone with dementia who has been diagnosed for a minimum of 2 years and carers for around 20 hours a week.
Participants would do a one-off interview, lasting 30-45 minutes. At any point, they can leave the project if they wish to.
Details of the project are here and Eleanor’s Letter of ethical approval is here. To get involved or find out more email Eleanor at email@example.com
Have your say on short-term care for older people.
Sheffield Council is consulting carers about short-term care for older people. This is care which supports a person for a limited period of time.
What’s your experience of accessing GP’s services?
Sheffield Carers Centre are working with Healthwatch Sheffield, Sheffield Young Carers and the Parent Carer Forum to learn more about carers’ experience when they go to their GP’s. We want to your views on questions like these:
Do you find it hard to get an appointment?
Does the doctor show understanding of your caring role and how it impacts on you?
Do they link you to the right services to help you?
Changing Places Toilets – have your say!
This consultation seeks people’s views on how the Government can increase provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. The proposed approach is to introduce a mandatory requirement for Changing Places toilets in Building Regulations.
What do you think? Share your views with the consultation here
Have your say on the future of the NHS in Sheffield today
The NHS in Sheffield is changing, and it needs your help. An extra £20bn a year is being invested in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Now you can help your local NHS invest in the right support by sharing your ideas with us. Healthwatch Sheffield has launched ‘What Would You Do?’ to gather feedback from the public on ways to improve local NHS services. Your views matter.
Take part in their survey which takes about 15 minutes to do: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/whatwouldyoudoinSYB
Healthwatch Sheffield want to know how you think the NHS can help people live healthier lives, what would make local services better, and how care for people with specific conditions could be better.
The survey aims to gather views on the Self-Assessment Framework (SAF) and how you can be heard and influence change in your area. You can get an easy-read version by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Quality Commission
The CQC is always available for you to submit your thoughts about Health and Social Care in England.