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This is an associate library which is run independently and is supported by a grant. Stock and facilities include: adult and children's books, large print books, ordnance survey maps, photocopier, newspapers, Talking Books on CD, and DVDs. Activities include story and craft time session for…
A registered charity that gives preferential consideration to the ongoing needs of charitable bodies operating specifically in South Yorkshire. Also gives sympathetic consideration to requests for one-off grants from organisations in South Yorkshire to meet start-up costs, capital costs offering long-term benefits, or costs arising from unforeseen circumstances.
I-decide is a social enterprise that provides personalised, community-inclusive support solutions for individuals with a support need including older people, people with physical and/or sensory impairment, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Deafblind…
The Illegal Money Lending Team investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark.
0300 555 2222
Provides grants to give ongoing support to established voluntary organisations benefiting persons residing within 20 miles of Sheffield Cathedral.
Offers a wide range of advice services to job seekers and employers. Administers new and existing claims for benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support and Incapacity Benefit.
0800 169 0190
Jordanthorpe Library is a volunteer-run community library which is run independently by a local registered charity. As well as having a wide selection of books including talking books, we have a range of other activities and services on offer (see below).
Some library services in Sheffield are delivered by the Council, and some by community groups and volunteers. This page gives details of computer facilities provided by Council run libraries. To use our computers free of charge you need to be a member of the library.
0114 273 4712
LiveWell at Home is a free service for anyone aged 55 or over who lives in Sheffield. Our aim is to enable older people in Sheffield to live independently in their own home. We offer a range of flexible support on anything related to housing or health, including: support following discharge from hospital; advice on how to maximise income, apply for grants and benefits, and manage debt; finding a new home, including help to move; a 17-point ‘Home Check’; mental health; loneliness and isolation, help to quit smoking and cut down on alcohol.
The drop-in offers a comfortable space with friendship and support for people with housing and other social problems. Services include: food and drink, clothing, laundry, showers, post, telephone room, IT access, lockers, games and books. We offer help with budgeting, finding accommodation and looking for…
Lynx Care (UK) Ltd is a well established family run business, providing a managed account service to people with support needs who are in receipt of an individual Budget or Direct Payment. These support needs include older people, people with learning disabilities or physical disabilities,…
Marjorie Coote Old People's Charity Fund is a registered charity that supports charitable organisations which work actively for the benefit of old people of small means who were born in, or have resided for no less than 20 years in South Yorkshire. Will also consider grants for new initiatives by other organisations in South Yorkshire.
Maternity Rights Advice Line Our team of specialist advisers can offer advice and information to help you understand and take up your rights and entitlements throughout your pregnancy, maternity leave and return to work.
We support individuals in receipt of a direct payment and those who employ their own Personal Assistant or Carer. We offer direct payment support services, managed accounts and payroll, a Personal Assistant finding service as well as full care management packages tailored to you.
Free and impartial money advice service, set up by government. The service provides: advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead (including a Universal Credit helper tool), support over the phone and online (web chat). The Money Advice Service also has a comprehensive list of organisations where you can access free debt advice online, over the phone or face to face https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/debt-advice-locator. All of the services are free, confidential and hold a standard accredited by the Money Advice Service.
0800 138 7777
The Money Carer Foundation is a national social enterprise that provides a trusted appointeeship service to protect vulnerable adults and to manage their everyday finances in line with our local partnership with the DWP.
Parkside Payroll provides payroll and budget management for families receiving Direct Payments to pay their carers/personal assistants. We offer a friendly local service and work closely with all our families. We are easy to contact both by phone and email and there is also regularly updated information on our website and Facebook page.
We offer opportunities for the community by providing a range of classes aimed at improving peoples quality of life such as our Dementia Groups – JABADAO and Forget Me Not Memory Cafe, Tai Chi, 50+ Activities, a Lunch Clubs, Women’s Only Health and Discussion Group, Taekwondo, Berry Academy of Dance, Young at Heart exercise class, IT classes and more
There is a council run service to support people who are not able to manage their own finances. We can act on the person’s behalf, by collecting their state benefits, maximising their income, making payments for bills and care charges for them. We can also handle giving the person a personal allowance and handle payment of expenditure for other items considered to be in the person’s best interests.
First Contact Team (Sheffield City Council)
(0114) 273 4908
For information about funding, advice and support for local voluntary and community sector groups and organisations.