Carers and friends celebrate 25 years of the Carers Centre

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.

New Hospital Project Launches

Working with a range of partners from health and social care sectors, the project – which starts at the end of January – aims to reduce avoidable delays to hospital discharge, enabling patients to return to their home as soon as they are well enough. Funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we will be working with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals team, preparing patients and their carers for discharge home and providing ongoing support once the patient is home.  Sheffield Carers Centre will partner with Voluntary Action Sheffield, Age UK, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) and Sheffield CCG.

MP recognises Sheffield Carers Centre and calls for more support for carers in Parliament

MP for Sheffield Central Paul Blomfield spoke in the House of Commons last week to raise the plight of unpaid carers and recognise the work done by Sheffield Carers Centre. Paul pressed the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rishi Sunak to get more support for carers. 

Watch the video of Paul’s question in Parliament here