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  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

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  • Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Healthwatch Sheffield and Disability Sheffield want to hear from people who use home care, their families and loved ones to find out how services have been working for you. What works well, what doesn’t and how you would like to see things change. Join us to talk about homecare at our online event on Wednesday 17th March 2021 from 2-4pm .

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  • Adult Social Care Consultation

    Adult Social Care Consultation

    Sheffield City Council is consulting about increasing the cost of living allowance for people living at home and paying contributions towards their care and support. They are keen to hear people’s views and feedback can be given in different ways. The consultation runs until 16 February 2021.

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  • Short-term Care for Older People Survey Analysis

    Short-term Care for Older People Survey Analysis

    Sheffield City Council launched an online survey in July 2020 asking for residents’ views about short-term care for older people. Respondents indicated their priorities and suggestions for short term care including ideas such as coastal respite opportunities for person and carer, personalised outcome based breaks, and morning and evening respite options.

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  • Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Carers UK, an organisation designed to help the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones, has set up a new survey about the effects of Coronavirus on carers’ lives and on the lives of people they care for over the last five months. The results of an earlier survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs. The closing date of the survey is Sunday September 27.

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  • I’ll be Here in the Morning

    I’ll be Here in the Morning

    If you’re a care worker, an unpaid carer or receive care have you been inspired to get creative during these extremely challenging times? Sheffield University is looking for entries to ‘I’ll be here in the morning’, a digital exhibition celebrating our community of care and designed to “give a voice to the unheard and put faces to the unseen”. The deadline for submissions is 20 September.

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  • Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care have collected together a range of information in an effort to support organisations providing care services in Sheffield.As well as a webpage for all the latest news and guidance relating to COVID-19 confidential helplines and apps are available.Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care explain that they “recognise the pressure that you are under as managers and the need you may have to talk things through with someone experienced in social care.”

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  • Short Term Care Consultation

    Short Term Care Consultation

    Sheffield City Council have launched a survey asking for your views about short-term care for older people. The information from this survey will be used to help Sheffield City Council produce a short-term care strategy for older people. The survey closes on 25th September.The consultation is primarily for unpaid carers, social care workers and anyone using short-term care to complete.

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  • Tell The CQC About Your Care

    Tell The CQC About Your Care

    The NHS has never been under more pressure than it is today – and people who live with a disability or long term health condition need to be confident that we get the treatment and service that we need. The Care Quality Commission are asking disabled people and their families to share with them their experiences through their Tell Us about Your Care Campaign.

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  • Personal Health Budgets Video

    Personal Health Budgets Video

    The NHS has released a new video to help people who are receiving or feel they may be entitled to personal health budgets. A personal health budget allows people to manage their healthcare and support such as treatments, equipment and personal care, in a way that suits them.

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