Sheffield City Council is now accepting applications for the Short Break Grant. The purpose of the grant is to give parent carers a break from their additional caring responsibilities. You can apply for up to £400 per family.
Unpaid carers are included in priority group six of the vaccination programme. This includes people who receive Carers Allowance and those who are the main carer of someone at high risk from coronavirus (see box).
Every two years, we ask our members what they think about our organisation. This year, 125 people filled in our questionnaire – thank you to everyone who took part! The lucky winner of our prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher was Noreen Ayub.
A new project called “Health Needs in Schools” aims to improve support in schools for children and young people with medical needs. There are 18 schools in Sheffield currently taking part in the project.