Sheffield Carers Centre have launched a new discount card to reward unpaid carers as part of a scheme supported by Sheffield Council. The Sheffield Carers Card offers discounts on products and services from food purchases to holidays and cinema tickets. The card will be issued to carers who are registered with the Sheffield Carers Centre. Sheffield Live ! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Stephanie Lowe, business liaison officer at Sheffield’s Carers Centre.
Sheffield is celebrating national Carers Week with a series of events, exhibitions and a team of buskers raising awareness and money for Sheffield Carers Centre. An estimated 60,000 unpaid carers look after people who are disabled, ill, elderly or who have other support needs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Local charity Sheffield Young Carers took to the streets with a beat bonanza to mark Carers Week 2017 and to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The organisation ‘Fun Drum’ provided rhythm and movement mayhem with passers-by invited to grab a drum and get involved. Sheffield has an estimated 7,300 young carers. Carers Week is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, the challenges carers face and the contribution they make. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!