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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.

Advice and Information Direct Payment Support Health Conditions Personal Assistants (PA's)
Advice Centres Education Healthy Living/Wellbeing Relationships and Sexuality
Advocacy Emergency Alerts Holidays and Breaks Respite Care
Assistive Technology Employment & Training Home Care/Support & PA's Safe Places
Autism Equipment and Adaptations Home Safety Statutory Services
Befriending Events Hospital Passport Support Services
Care Alarms Funding Housing (& Care Homes) Toilet Facilities
Carers Support Gardening Leisure and Sport Transport and Travel
Children and Young People GP Surgeries Libraries Useful Information
Day Care/Day Opportunities Handypersons Meal Deliveries Other Searches

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Advice and Information:


Advice and Information

Signpost Sheffield - An information website about the Joint Learning Disabilities Service in Sheffield

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Advice Centres:


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

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Assistive Technology:


Assistive Technology





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Care Alarms:


City Wide Care Alarms

Reassure and Remind

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Carers Support:


Carers of People with any Disability

Carers of People with a Learning Disability

Carer Support Groups for Ethnic Minorities

Additional Support for Carers

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Children and Young People:


Children and Young People

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Day Care/Day Centres & Day Opportunities:


Day Care/Day Centres

Day Opportunities

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Direct Payment Support:



Support Planning and Brokerage

Employing a Personal Assistant (PA)


Employers Liability Insurance

Help to Manage your Money

Recognised Money Managers

Day Opportunities

Help in the Home, Getting out & about and Employment Support

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Emergency Alerts:


Emergency Alerts

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Employment, Volunteering and Training:


Employment, Volunteering and Training

Job Search and Employment Support

Other Employment Support

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Equipment and Adaptations:


Equipment and Adaptations

National Websites:

Disabled Living Foundation - Gives clear practical advice on equipment which can help make daily living easier.

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See events on Signpost Sheffield


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The Reception, Reference and Information Section in the Central Library hold information on Funding. They hold the Directory of Grant Making Trusts and the Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need. For more information contact them on 0114 273 4712 or call into the library on Surrey Street.

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Gardening Clubs and Groups

Gardening Services

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GP Surgeries:


GP Surgeries

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Handyperson Services:


Handyperson Services


Health Conditions:


Click on the link below for support groups for people with specific health conditions. There are support groups for people with cancer, heart conditions, Alzheimers, osteoporosis, diabetes etc. You will also find other health information on this page.

Support Groups for People with a Health Condition

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Healthy Living/Wellbeing:


Healthy Living/Wellbeing

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Holidays and Breaks:


Click on the link below to find details of organisations on Help Yourself which provide holidays, funding for holidays and support when on holiday.


National Websites:

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain - Provides information on accessible venues and destinations across Britain with reviews, family days out and special offers. It also includes information on leasing a car from Motability.

Bond Holidays - Provides a range of holidays for people with disabilities and special needs, including coach holidays. Also provides holidays with care.

Calvert Trust - Specialist residential outdoor activity courses for people with physical, learning or sensory impairments. With the ethos "it's what you can do that counts", they offer sailing, horse riding, abseiling, climbing etc for people with the most severe or complex disabilities. Travel Holidays and Breaks - Has information for disabled people on travel and holidays in the UK and planning trips over seas.

DPTAC Door to Door - Going on Holiday - Provides information, advice and checklists for disabled people when planning and going on holiday.

Livability Holidays - Specialist accommodation for disabled people including self-catering and hotel style accommodation in the UK.

Tourism for All - A registered charity which provides information to people with disabilities and older people in relation to accessible accommodation and other tourism services.

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Home Care/Home Support Providers & PAs:


Find all Home Support/Home Care Providers

Find a Home Support Service by typing the service in the text box below:

Personal Assistants (PA's)

Help to Employ a Personal Assistant (PA)

Cleaning Services

Laundry Services (Home Care Agencies may also provide laundry services)

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Home Safety:


South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Safety Schemes

South Yorkshire Police Crime Reduction


Hospital Passport:

Hospital Passport

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Housing Associations, Co-operatives and Trusts

Nursing Homes

Residential Care Homes

Tenancy Support

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Leisure and Sport:


Click on the link below for leisure activities for people with learning disabilities. Activities include craft, dance, cooking, music, IT, theatre, swimming and other sporting activities, fitness groups, walking groups, outings and holidays, club nights.

Leisure and Sport

There are hundreds of groups on Help Yourself for everyone. Click on the links below for a selection of leisure activities on Help Yourself.

Activity Sheffield






Creative Writing

Drama Group






Table Tennis

To see all the sport and leisure activities on offer on Help Yourself use the Keyword search box below.

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Find your Local Library

Mobile Library Stops

Community Language Books

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Meal Deliveries:


Meal Deliveries


Personal Assistants (PA's):


Personal Assistants (PA's)

Help to Employ a Personal Assistant (PA)


Employers Liability Insurance

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Relationships and Sexuality:


Relationships and Sexuality

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Respite Care:


Respite Care


Safe Places:


Sheffield Safe Places

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Statutory Services:


Statutory Services for People with a Learning Disability

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Support Services:


Bereavement Support

Citywide Resources and Support Services - Includes respite care, day centres and day services, holiday relief, advocacy and information services, painting, decorating and gardening services, Radar Keys and Changing Places Toilets.

Support in the Community- Includes sitting services, befriending, dog walking, decorating and gardening.

Social and Support Groups for BME People

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Toilet Facilities:


Community Toilet Scheme

Changing Places Toilets

Public Toilets

Radar Keys

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Transport and Travel:


Community Transport

Disabled Person's Parking

Support when Travelling

Radar Keys

Travel Information Services and Shops

Travel Solutions Team

Travel Guide & Referral Form

Local Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Websites:

Sheffield City Taxis

Mercury Taxis



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Useful Information:


Useful Information


Other Searches

Local Services

Find out what else is available in your neighbourhood (some of these clubs, groups and services are free)

Keyword Searches

Search for groups or services using a keyword or refine your search by combining a keyword with a postal district or 2 keywords
(some of these clubs, groups and services are free)

Keyword Search

Keyword & Postal District Search


Search using 2 keywords


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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

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