We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person with substantial experience of service management, ideally in a social care or health setting. For more details, and an application pack, please go to Jobs at Sheffield Carers Centre
We’re working with Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield City Trust to launch two great initiatives to recognise the value of unpaid carers. This is part of our celebrations for this year’s national Carers Week campaign (7-13 June). Click on the title to read more …
Our ‘Community Connect’ service was launched in the summer of 2019 to help reduce social isolation by giving carers the chance to speak with one of our volunteers on a regular basis. We now have 26 volunteers in regular contact with 100 carers in Sheffield. Click the news headline to read more …
Everyone at Sheffield Carers Centre, would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to Sickleholme Golf Club for raising an incredible £5,000 to support carers in Sheffield. The golfers chose to support the charity just before the country went into lockdown last March. Click on title to read more …
Census 2021 is being held on 21 March 2021. The survey happens every 10 years and one of the questions will be about the provision of unpaid care for any person of any age. We’re encouraging everyone that provides unpaid care to tick yes to question 24 and help build a better picture of carers across Sheffield. Click here for more information about how it works and for links to some FAQs.
This month’s edition was emailed last week to our carers that have registered to receive the Enews. We’ve had some great feedback on the new format, and the PDF copy for this month is now available on online. We’re also delighted to announce this month’s PDF features ‘active links’ for each news item, which makes it easy to access more detail from relevant web pages. Click here to read a copy.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new guide to help carers and those they care for maintain social connections during a time of physical distancing.
Chief Executive for Sheffield Carers Centre, Pauline Kimantas, commented: “Restrictions on the way people can meet in person has a particular impact on carers, who are often more isolated because of their caring role. As physical distancing has become the norm, it is important we all continue to make as much social connection as possible. This guide aims to encourage carers to take steps to maintain their existing connections and try new ones. It provides some ideas, plus useful information and advice on how to take action to maintain social connections.”.
We are delighted and proud to announce that Sheffield Carers Centre has achieved the prestigious ISO 9001 Certification. This internationally recognised quality standard provides evidence an organisation has a robust quality management system in place. It is designed to help organisations improve their operation, deliver a quality service and demonstrate strong governance.
Thursday 5th November from 2pm to 4pm:
As a carer do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, irritated or wish you’d been able to make your point more clearly in a meeting? If any aspects of being a carer are causing you stress, this free 2-hour session held on Zoom could be just what you are looking for. Click here for more details or call us on 0114 278 8942 to book your place.
We’ve been producing and emailing our monthly newsletter in a digital format during 2020. However, following the award of a grant from Carers Trust for a short-term project to help address the social isolation of carers, we decided to print and post a special edition of Connect! This printed newsletter was sent to 6,000 of our registered carers in Sheffield, but anyone who didn’t receive a copy through their letterbox can now click here to read a PDF copy.