The Streets Ahead team have provided a Sheffield Carers charity with 100 winter motoring packs to help them stay on the move this winter.
The packs will also be distributed to carers in the Sheffield partnership of carers support organisations, which includes ROSHNI – The Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre and the African-Caribbean charity, SACMHA.
As well as providing the packs, which contain a thermal mug, mini scraper and de-icer, the team have been on hand to provide tips and advice on how best to prepare for the wintery weather.
Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Street Scene said:
“It’s great to see the Streets Ahead team working with this worthy charity to provide them with hints and tips on how to keep on the move this winter.
Carer’s across the city do a very tough job. It is important that we support them so they have all the knowledge and resources to ensure they are able to get out during the wintery weather to do this valuable work.”
Celia Robinson Chief Executive at Sheffield Carers Centre said: “We provide information and support to unpaid carers across Sheffield. For some, their car is their lifeline, enabling them to look after the person they care for. So any support to keep people mobile and advise them on how to stay safe on the roads is really welcome.”
Jim Pursglove, Winter Maintenance Manager for the Streets Ahead team said: “We are prepared for what the weather has in store for us this year but we are also encouraging all Sheffield residents and businesses to also be as prepared as they can be.
“Simple things like checking that your car has anti-freeze or that there is a snow shovel or winter clothing in the boot of your car could make a big difference.”
For more information on Streets Ahead works visit http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead