This digital noticeboard provides an opportunity for other organisations and individuals that help unpaid carers in Sheffield to publicise their various activities, events and campaigns.
Bags of Taste is a national non-profit organisation tackling food poverty by teaching people how to cook tasty and healthy meals from scratch for less than £1 a portion. Their FREE mentored home cooking courses support vulnerable people on low incomes who struggle with food costs but would like to improve their diets. Many of the participants are unemployed, receiving benefits, and have health conditions or mental health issues. The courses are free for qualifying participants who must be over 18. Click here for a copy of their poster. They accept referrals and self-referrals via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07926 452014
The government has recommended that carers who do not live in the same house as the person they care for should use PPE, which is available free for carers in these situations. To get free PPE call 0114 273 5665 and collect the PPE pack of face masks, shields, aprons, gloves and wipes from the main family centres covering the city: (1) Early Days Family Centre (2) First Start Family Centre (3) Darnall Family Centre (4) Shortbrook Family Centre (5) Valley Park Family Centre (6) Sharrow Family Centre (7) Primrose Family Centre
'Breaks or breakdown' is a new report from Carers UK and shows the ongoing impact of the pandemic on carers. 72% of carers have not had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic, and on average carers have lost 25 hours of support every month. They are reporting high levels of fatigue and stress, and more than a third (35%) of people caring unpaid for family members or friends feel unable to manage their caring role. Carers are also worried about the future, with just 14% feel confident that the support they used to rely on will continue into the future. Click on this link for a copy of the report