Most of us will have caring responsibilities at one or more stages in our lives.
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends, who could not manage without it.
Support for Carers
The following local voluntary and community organisations work together as the “Carers in Sheffield” partnership to provide information, advice and support for any adult carer of an adult:
Sheffield Carers Centre
MAAN (Somali Mental Health)
ROSHNI (Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre)
Pakistan Advice Community Association (PACA)
Sharing Caring Project (part of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway).
Contact the Carers Support and Information line on 0114 272 8362 (9am-6pm weekdays).
Carers in Sheffield also run an ‘In safe hands’ service which helps you to create an emergency plan, with arrangements which can be quickly put in place for the person you care for, if for any unexpected reason you are unable to provide care yourself.
You can download the plan to fill in or you can contact the Carers Centre for help filling in the plan (tel 0114 278 8942). You will then be given credit card sized emergency cards which can be carried around with you
If you have contacted any of the organisations above but still need support to continue your role as a carer you may be eligible for support from Sheffield City Council. The Council will offer you advice and guidance to help you with your caring responsibilities and help you look after your own wellbeing. You can ask for a carers assessment from the Council even if the person you care for does not get any help from the Council.
Find out about short breaks for carers.
Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services. They provide short breaks for carers.
Other Services for Carers
Find leisure and sporting activities in Things to do.
Activities and services to keep you well in Health and wellbeing.
Benefits advice in Money and debt.
Home support, short breaks, day activities, help to adapt a home or get equipment to help you or the person you care for in Help in the home