… about Sheffield Carers Centre
We are committed to continually improving the quality of our services and welcome all feedback about the services we offer. Carers are encouraged to let us know about their experiences, positive or negative, to help us maintain and improve our services. Please use the Contact Us page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to make a formal complaint, all the information you need is available in our Comments and Complaints Policy Procedure.
… about other services that impact you as a carer
Sometimes, there are opportunities for carers to contribute to discussions about services that impact on carers. These are organised by Adult Social Care or other health and social care services and voluntary organisations.
Adult and Young Carers Action Plans: The current Adults and Young Carers action plans aim 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 and young 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.
… by taking part in surveys or consultations to help develop services
Listed below are some surveys and reviews that you can take part in and provide organisations with valuable feedback on your experiences and ideas. Follow the links for more details and please take part if you can help.
Cares Trust, our national charity partner, is asking for your help to shape their response to government proposals to introduce mandatory Covid-19 and flu vaccination for staff in all health and care settings (including home care) in England. Click here for the Trust’s quick survey which takes less than 10 mins and closes on 15 October. You or the person you care for may have paid care support workers in your home or use day care services; or you may be in hospitals and GPs regularly and have views on whether health workers providing front line care should be mandated to have both the Covid-19 and Flu vaccines. You can also respond directly to the government consultation by completing this public survey.
Sheffield City Council has announced dates of the first Local Area Committee (LAC) meetings. Click here for a list of the 7 meetings being held between 16 September and 13 October which provide local communities with a chance to shape how the LACs will work. There will be a range of opportunities for people to share their views, recognising that people want to get involved in different ways. Residents will be able to meet the committee for their area, ask questions and raise local issues. As well as public meetings, residents can also get involved via an online survey which includes the option to feedback you are an unpaid carer. Click here to visit the Local Area Committees website
Are you living with or supporting someone with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder? Would you like to join a consensus group to help develop a new physical activity programme for people living with these conditions? If so, please click here for more information about a project that is being managed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, the National Institute for Health Research, and the University of York. Participants will be invited to four meetings being held between this September and next September 2022, plus being asked for feedback by some occasional email communication. The link also has details of who to contact at SHSC for more information about what joining the group involves.