Support for family and carers of people with Dementia

A carer is someone who provides unpaid practical and/or emotional support to an adult or child with an illness, disability, frailty, mental health problems or addiction.

Sheffield Carers Centre

Advice, information and support for unpaid carers. This includes an advice line, carer activities and workshops, carers café and support groups, carer e-newsletter, carer discount card, help to plan for an emergency, ‘time for a break’ fund and much more.

Watch the ‘Caring for someone with dementia in Sheffield’ video and hear Sheffield carers share their experiences and explain what helped them.

Sheffield Carers Centre.

Carer Advice Line: 0114 272 8362

People Keeping Well (PKW) community dementia carer support

Many of the local People Keeping Well organisations run information and support groups for dementia carers.

Many carers also benefit from attending memory cafés and dementia groups and sharing with others in a similar position.

You can be put in touch via the Dementia Advice Sheffield Service.

Age UK Sheffield: Dementia Advice Sheffield.

Call: 0114 250 2875.


There's also a full list of all the PKW organisations on the main Dementia Support in Sheffield page.

Dementia Carers Count

Dementia Carers Count is a national charity, offering a range of free services that give family carers the opportunity to learn and understand more about dementia and to connect with others in a similar situation. They offer practical advice on the reality and challenges of being a carer, as well as a Virtual Carers Centre.

Dementia Carers Count.

TIDE Dementia Carer support

Together in Dementia Everyday (TIDE) is the voice, friend and future of all carers of people with dementia. It helps to connect dementia carers, grow their confidence through an online carer development programme and influence real change.

Together in Dementia Everyday (TIDE): What We Do.

Resource pack for carers

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has produced a resource pack for carers called ‘Caring for someone with dementia at home’. It includes tips for managing, activity ideas, self-care tips for carers, managing stress, muscle relaxation exercises, meeting needs, online resource links, TV and radio resources.

Caring for someone with Dementia at home (PDF 271 KB).

Avoiding caregiver stress and burnout

The demands of caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming, but this article gives steps you can take to rein in stress and regain a sense of balance, joy, and hope in your life.

Help Guide: Caregiver stress and burnout.

Dementia UK: coronavirus information for families looking after someone with dementia

Advice and support for family and carers of people with Dementia including finding help and assistance at home.

Dementia UK: Family and carer support.

Support for ethnic minority communities.

Main Dementia advice page

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