Sheffield Carers Centre Outreach in Gleadless Valley

Sheffield Carers Centre is running a month of outreach in Gleadless Valley to identify carers who are not aware of their services and increase the awareness of carers and their rights among progottenfessionals and frontline volunteers in the local area.

Sheffield Carers Centre has partnered up with REACH South Sheffield and other community organisations to put on a month of events and organise a leafletting campaign in the local area. Local elected officials including Cllr Cate McDonald (who is the cabinet member for Health and Social care) have got involved, and Louise Haigh MP is speaking at the launch of the outreach month on 9th Feb.

GoodGym Deliver 1500 Leaflets for Sheffield Carers Centre

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.

Christmas Message from Pauline Kimantas

Dear friends,

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.

Our latest Newsletter

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:
http://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/newsletter-for-spring-2017/

Carers’ quilt unveiled!

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: