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News about Sheffield City Council's Carers Strategy

Sheffield City Council and its partners are updating the Council's Carers Strategy. The Council's newly appointed commissioning team for carers want to work with expert partners (including unpaid carers) to co-produce the new strategy. If you are interested in participating in this process, please see below for further details.

Sheffield City Council - Carers Strategy

Are you a carer?

Do you spend time looking after or helping a friend, partner or family member due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction? The care you provide may be personal, practical, emotional or supervisory and is unpaid. If this applies to you then you are a carer.

In Sheffield approximately 1 in 10 people are a carer.

Would you like to be involved in influencing services to support you and other carers?

Sheffield City Council and partners are updating the Carers Strategy and we want you to be involved in this process. The Council is acutely aware of the contribution made by all carers for those they care for and to the wider community.

We want to develop our carers' strategy with carers, in recognition of their role as expert partners. Your views will help us determine what are the priorities for carers who live in Sheffield.

Key priorities - do you think that the 8 objectives outlined in the last carers' strategy 'Sheffield: a city where every carer matters' are still relevant to carers now?

They are:

  • Organisations work together to support carers more effectively.
  • The role that carers do is recognised within organisations and communities so more carers are identified and supported.
  • Carers are given information advice and advocacy so they know what the options are in their situations and feel able to make decisions.
  • Carers are able to continue caring for as long as they want to. They will get appropriate support to stop them breaking down physically and emotionally.
  • All carers have the opportunity to input and influence how services for them and the people they care for are designed and delivered.
  • Carers who work are supported so they can sustain employment if they want to.
  • Carers are able to have a life of their own outside of their caring role.
  • Young carers have the same life opportunities as other children and young people and don't take on caring roles that are inappropriate.

Let us know if you think these priorities are still important or if you want to be involved in developing the next carers' strategy - please get in touch with your views and contact details:

Letter: Emma Dickinson, Floor 9, West wing, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel: 0114 273 4746

If you get involved, it could be through a workshop, event, questionnaire or speaking to a council worker. We understand caring can be time consuming and appreciate any contribution of time carers are able to make.

Commissioning Team for Carers, Sheffield City Council - May 2015

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