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A carer is someone who looks after someone else, usually a family member, who is unable to cope on their own due to disability, severe illness or frailty. In Sheffield, around one person in 11 takes care of someone else and research suggests that in the UK, the value of care provided by unpaid carers is around £87 billion per year Ė greater than the entire cost of the NHS.
Carers often struggle to maintain their own health, juggle caring with work and with other family responsibilities and often donít even recognise themselves as carers and therefore do not ask for help.
However, there are many organisations and services that can help carers and the links below will give you information about lots of these. The Sheffield Carers Centre helpline can also help any carer to navigate the care system to find the support they need.
Please scroll down the page to see all the groups and services available to you or use the bookmarks below to go straight to a specific section of the page.
|Sheffield Carers Centre||Emergency Alerts||Home Care / Support||Respite Care|
|Advice Centres||GP Surgeries||Sport and Leisure||Sitting Services|
|Care Alarms||Health and Wellbeing||Libraries||Transport|
|Carers Support||Health Conditions||Loneliness||Other Searches|
|Direct Payment Support|
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Sheffield Carers Centre:
Advice Sheffield Assessment Line (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)Advice Centres (On the next page you can refine your search by day of the week and find a centre open on a particular day)
Find a Advice Centre in your Postal District:
Free Legal Information Sessions
Click on the hyperlink below to find out about the Citywide Care Alarms Service.
Citywide Care Alarms
Click on the hyperlinks below for details of social and support groups for carers.
Support Groups for Carers of people with an Addiction
Support Groups for Carers of people with any Disability
Support Groups for Carers of people Living with Alzheimers or Dementia
Support Groups for Carers of people Living with Aspergers
Support Groups for Carers of people Living with Cancer
Support Groups for Carers of Children and Young People with a Disability
Support Groups for Carers of people with a Learning Disability
Support Groups for Carers of people with Mental Health Issues
Support Groups for Carers of Older People
Support Groups for Carers of People who have had a Stroke
Support Groups for Young Carers
Carer Support Groups for Black and Ethnic Minorities (BME)
Other Support for Carers
Direct Payment Support - Help for the person you care for if they get a Direct Payment or Individual Budget:
Support Planning and Brokerage
Employing a Personal Assistant (PA)
Help to Manage Money
Recognised Money Managers
Help in the Home, Getting out & about and Employment Support
Health and Wellbeing:
Health and Wellbeing
Click on the link below for support groups for people with specific health conditions. There are support groups for people with cancer, heart conditions, skin conditions, osteoporosis, diabetes etc. You will also find lots of other health information on this page.
Support Groups for People with a Health Condition
Home Care/Home Support Providers & PA's:
Home Support/Home Care Providers
Help to Employ a Personal Assistant (PA)
Leisure and Sport:
There are hundreds of sport and leisure activities on Help Yourself, many of which are free for you to join. To find an activity use the keyword search box below.
Find your Local Library
Mobile Library Stops
Community Language Books
Support if you are feeling Lonely:
Transport and Travel:
Disabled Person's Parking
Support when Travelling
Travel Information Services
Travel Solutions Team
Travel Guide & Referral Form
Local Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Websites:
Sheffield City Taxis
Adapted Vehicle Hire - Specialises in the hire of adapted cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) for disabled passengers, drivers or their Carers. Has a network of strategically placed locations across the country.
Click on the hyperlink below for other useful information and links.
Find out what else is available in your neighbourhood (some of these clubs, groups and services are free)
Search for groups or services using a keyword or refine your search by combining a keyword with a postal district
(some of these clubs, groups and services are free)
Keyword & Postal District Search
Help Yourself is an online directory of community groups, support groups, health and social care organisations in Sheffield. Here you will find leisure activities such as dancing, drama, reading groups and writing groups, art (including art classes and craft groups), music (choirs, orchestras, bands) and youth clubs. You will find sports activities such as martial arts, yoga and pilates, rambling, swimming, keep fit, cycling, cricket, boxing. You will find groups for older people, people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees. You will find self help and support groups for drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, carers, gay lesbian bisexual and trans people, people with alzheimers, dementia, cancer and other health conditions. You can also plan your care and support and find home care/home support, residential care, nursing care, respite care, lunch clubs and support if you receive an individual budget or direct payment. You can also find details of places of worship whatever your faith, recycling facilities and conservation groups, community centres, Taras, venues for hire, speakers for meetings, private tutors, literacy and numeracy and so much more. You can also find the best care in Sheffield for you (or someone you care for) using the Help Yourself directory. For quality care in Sheffield, you will find local and regional care providers with Sheffield's Recognised Provider List status and Framework Agreement status. You will also find Support Planners to help plan your care and support.
Sheffield Community Information Service, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ,
Tel: 273 4763
The Help Yourself Database is provided on the Internet as part of a joint project between Sheffield Libraries & Information Services, Information School at The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Any comments or questions regarding the database should be sent to Heather Baxendale at email@example.com