Yesterday, Sheffield Carers Centre got a huge helping hand from the wonderful people over at GoodGym. 23 people ran all the way to the Heeley City Farm Alternative Energy Centre (check them out, they’re really interesting) to deliver leaflets around Heeley. They had a great time running up and down the hills in the area. Some of them even took some leaflets home to do the next day! What superstars.
Seeing as this is my first Christmas at the Centre, I thought I would just put together a quick note wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you’re all having a great time, enjoying good food and celebrating the end of 2017 well.
We’ve had a cracking year at the Carers Centre, with major changes taking place and a veritable horde of new staff joining. Scott, our new Volunteer Co-ordinator joined us in June, Claire joined our Carers Advisor Team in May, and Julie started with us in July. More recently, we said a fond farewell to Hilary Hull and Ron Davenport, and welcomed Noshee as our BME Carer Engagement worker and Adam as our new Communications worker.
Each year, Carers Rights Day brings organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. If you are caring for someone at the moment and would like to find out more about your rights and how to get help, click here.
The Government Equalities Office would like to know more about the barriers to returning to work after time out for caring. They have opened a consultation and would like to know more about the experiences of people who want to return to work, employers’ experiences of recruiting these people and other evidence on the barriers that they face and the support available to them.
The Summer 2017 edition of our newsletter has has now been published, with a new look and a new name – Connect! Download it now by clicking the link below and learn all about our exciting plans for Carers Week 2017 – and much more!
Our March 2017 edition has now been published, focusing on the services the Centre offers, now that it has won a new contract to provide carer support in Sheffield for the next three years. There is also a special fundraising supplement – see how people are already helping us to fundraise for more services for carers, and get lots of idea for how you can help! Click below to for more information:
At our AGM, held in December, we unveiled our carers’ quilt, made from squares made by carers themselves using a variety of craft techniques. The finished quilt is beautiful, and now takes pride of place in our large meeting room at Concept House.
You can see video of the unveiling of the quilt by clicking below:
The December edition of the carers in Sheffield Newsletter has now been published.
It includes the excellent news that the Carers Centre has been chosen by the City Council to deliver support servicers to adult carers in the city for the next three years – and lots more information we hope you will find interesting and useful.
You can download a copy of the Newsletter by clicking the link below.
At last our Carers Quilt is finished, and it was unveiled at our AGM on Friday 2 December.
Over fifty carers and former carers each contributed a square which represented their caring situation. We are immensely grateful to Sue Chantler, one of our volunteers, for putting it all together for us, taking on the mammoth task of single-handedly turning these squares into a stunning quilt, which has now taken pride of place on the Carers Centre meeting room wall. Click below for more news a photo of the unveiling.