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Help to maintain independent living at home for older people. The service provides up to three months of free support, maximising income levels, advocating for aids and adaptations at home, and providing links to appropriate local groups and activities.
Our information and advice service is accredited to the Advice Quality Standard. We are particular specialists in older people’s benefits advice such as Attendance Allowance, Pension Credit and Carers Allowance, and can support with any over-50s issue.
We offer a range of free advice services to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. Citizens Advice Sheffield offers free, impartial, confidential advice in the following areas: consumer rights, debt, education, employment, housing, welfare benefits and tax credits.
A National charity for families with disabled children. Provides information and support, including a full assessment to check that families are receiving the benefits they are entitled to.
0808 808 3555
The object of the registered charity is the relief of single women whether unmarried, divorced or widowed who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and who are aged 40 years and over. Beneficiaries need to be members of the Church of England or…
Dosh supports adults with a learning disability to have more control over their money. Dosh is part of each person’s circle of support and supports them in the way they want. Dosh can: • check you are getting the right benefits • support you to make a budget • support you to pay bills and set up Direct Debits • support you with your Individual Budget.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
For information about funding, advice and support for local voluntary and community sector groups and organisations.
The purpose of the Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) is to support independent living and help Sheffield residents in crisis situations with an identified need that cannot be met from another source. This service replaced Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants that were previously administered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
A registered charity which provides grants up to £1000 for costs associated with undertaking any training or education. Discretionary grants are available to those demonstrating need for convalescent or recuperative holidays or care, medical comforts or equipment not available through the NHS. Applicants must provide…
A registered charity that can offer allowances to supplement state benefits, grants to help with holidays or unexpected expenses, and loans for house repairs or maintenance, to former employees of the tobacco industry and their dependants. Home visits may be available by arrangement. Also offers…