From today, the history of Sheffield Carers Centre is on display at the Winter Garden, showcasing the support offered by the charity for unpaid adult carers over the last 25 years. Alongside celebrating this milestone, the display is an opportunity to raise awareness of carers’ services among the general public, including reaching some of the thousands of carers not currently in touch with the Carers Centre.
In the report, we explain what we have achieved including working with 3,100 carers and reaching more carers than before, by increasing the number of carers on the register by 24%.
Generous members of a local Facebook group have raised over £1,000 for Sheffield Carers Centre through their Christmas fundraising appeal. The group, Pictures of Sheffield Old and New has over 38,000 members who post and admire photographs of the city, its residents and wildlife. The fundraising drive was the initiative of Hedley Bishop, who founded the group, and chooses a different charity for its festive appeal each year.
From everyone here at Sheffield Carers Centre we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
If you’re a carer, thank you for your amazing hard work over the last year and we hope that you get to have a bit of fun and a break over Christmas. For all the professionals and members of the public who have worked with us to improve awareness and support for unpaid carers – thank you and enjoy the festivities.
On Friday 29 November, over 100 people – carers, professionals and friends of the Carers Centre – enjoyed a day of fun activities, delicious afternoon tea and a suitably special venue to celebrate 25 years helping unpaid carers in Sheffield.
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield opened the event and gave a great speech recognising the amazing contribution of unpaid carers and the support that the Carers Centre provides. The birthday candles were blown out and people enjoyed the grand hospitality of the Cutlers’ Hall before having taster sessions from a range of businesses and activities listed on our Carer Card.
This year we’re celebrating 25 years of championing and supporting carers in Sheffield.
Join us from 11.45 on Friday 29 November at the Cutlers’ Hall, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HG.
As it’s our anniversary (and a special one at that) we’re having a celebration event and we really want YOU to be there! Tell us you’re coming on Eventbrite here.
Carer Services Manager
Sheffield Carers Centre is looking for an experienced Services Manager to lead on the delivery of our high quality, well-regarded services for unpaid carers in the city. For more information click here.
Have you seen our Carers e-Bulletin this month?*
Now that Summer and the school holidays are here, we’ve packed July’s edition full of great discounts on summer holidays, attractions and theme parks – just for carers!
Whether you’re interested in up to 49% off one of Merlin Entertainments theme parks, £40 off a Butlin’s Summer Holiday or a discounted ticket to a great attraction in Sheffield, you will need a Carer Card so if you haven’t got one – click here to sign up for a Carer Card!