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|Advocacy||Direct Payment Support||Health Conditions||Leisure and Sport||Toilet Facilities|
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|Befriending||Events||Holidays and Breaks||Lunch Clubs||Women's Health|
|Care Alarms||Falls Prevention||Home Care/Support & PAs||Meal Deliveries||Useful Information|
|Carers Support||Funding||Home Maintenance||Mobility||Other Searches|
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Click on the links below for details of organisations which provide aids, adaptations, free insulation etc to help you remain in your own home, a list of Housing Associations, Co-operatives and Trusts and organisations which provide tenancy support.
Use the dropdown box below to find a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) or an independent advice service in your postal district area.
Equipment & Adaptations
Care Alarms and Home Calls:
City Wide Care Alarms
Carers of People with any Disability
Carers of People Living with Dementia
Carers of People with Aspergers
Carers of People with Mental Health Issues
Carers of Stroke Patients
Carer Support Groups for Ethnic Minorities
Additional Support for Carers
Click on the link below for details of access to computers and basic computer courses. You will find free access to computers in all Sheffield Libraries. To find your local library scroll to the libraries section on this page.
Day Care/Day Centres & Day Opportunities:
Day Care/Day Centres
Direct Payment Support:
Support Planning and Brokerage
Employing a Personal Assistant (PA)
Help to Manage your Money
Help in the Home, Getting out & about and Employment Support
Equipment and Adaptations:
Equipment & Adaptations
Disabled Living Foundation - Has a website which gives clear practical advice on equipment which can help make daily living easier.
Click on the link below to see our calendar of weekly one-off events. This calendar is new and events will start to appear on it soon.
Your 'Falls-Free' Plan
Make your Home 'Falls-Free'
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.
Click on the link below for details of grant making trusts on Help Yourself which provide funding for older people in Sheffield.
GPs, Opticians & Podiatrists/Chiropodists:
Home Visiting Opticians
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
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.
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.
Direct.gov 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.
Home Care/Home Support Providers & PA's:
Home Support/Home Care
Find a Home Support Provider by Service Provided
Help to Employ a Personal Assistant (PA)
Home Maintenance & Adaptations:
Home Maintenance & Adaptations
Home Care Providers - Nursing Care
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Safety Schemes
South Yorkshire Police Crime Reduction
Leisure and Sport:
Activity Sheffield - activities for adults
Allotment & Community Garden Groups
Convervation & Environment Groups
Dance - Ballroom & Sequence Dancing
Dance - Line Dancing
Dance - Traditional & Contemporary
Yoga & Pilates
To see all the sport and leisure activities on offer on Help Yourself use the Keyword search box below.
Find your Local Library
Mobile Library Stops
Community Language Books
Adapted Vehicle Hire - Specialises in the hire of adapted cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) for disabled passengers, drivers or their Carers. With a network of strategically placed locations across the country.
Respite Care & Intermediate Care:
Click on the links below to find details of organisations which provide Respite Care or Intermediate Care. Intermediate Care is provided by a health or social care service. The service can promote faster recovery from illness, avoid unnecessary admission to hospital, support timely discharge from hospital and avoid premature long-term admission to a care home.
Social Clubs for Older People:
Social Clubs for Older People
Social & Support Groups for BME People
Support Groups and Services:
Armed Services Support Organisations
Statutory Services for Older People
Voluntary/Community Resources & Support Services
Support Groups in Local Communities
The National Care Line - A not-for-profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families. It aims to fill the information and advice gap for older people and their relatives who are seeking to find their way through the care maze.
The National Careline also provides a wealth of extra information that users may find beneficial in their support and care of the older person. The service is free and users can access the service via the internet at www.thenationalcareline.org or via the free helpline 0800 0699784.
Firststop Advice for Older People
Community Toilet Scheme
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.
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 or 2 keywords
(some of these clubs, groups and services are free). There are lots of leisure and sports activities for older people on Help Yourself. Use the keyword search or keyword & postal district search below to find fitness clubs, dance classes, yoga groups, craft groups, rambling groups and many other activities for older people.
Keyword & Postal District Search
Search using 2 keywords
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 and writing groups, art, music 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 and bisexual people, people with alzheimers, dementia and other health conditions. You can also plan your care and support and find home care/home support, residential 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, private tutors, literacy and numeracy and so much more.
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