In this section you'll find services that can support you to remain independent in your home, like gardeners and cleaners, and home care services (also called home support).

There are lots of good advice guides to help you when buying care and support and tips on how to work out how much help you need.

Citizens Advice: Get advice about health costs and services.

Age UK: Paying for care.

Which?: How to choose a home care service.

We also have information on how to avoid scams and rogue traders to help keep you safe.

Staying Safe.

The directory has details of home care companies that can help with tasks in your home like tidying up and cleaning, and companies that can provide personal care like help with washing and dressing.

There are alternatives to buying a home care service. If you just need help with household tasks like cleaning or gardening you may find it cheaper to employ a cleaner or have a gardening service. There are more details about these options below. Or you could employ a Personal Assistant to help you with caring and other support tasks. Find out more.

Sheffield City Council: Employing a personal assistant.

Most home care services charge for each visit, and it can cost more if you need support that takes two people to help.

Some of these services are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Home care companies registered with the CQC are regularly inspected for the quality of their care. Each registered home care company  has details of their CQC rating. You can find out more about how CQC rates these companies on their website.

Care Quality Commission (CQC): Services offering care in the home.

Many home care companies have agreed to meet Sheffield City Council's quality standards and have been added to the council's list of quality providers. This is called the Recognised Provider List. Find out more about the list.

Recognised Provider List.

Home support providers get Recognised Provider status for certain tasks like help with everyday life chores and help with personal care.

Recognised Provider List: everyday life chores and 1 to 1 support.

Recognised Provider List: help with personal care.

There are many good sources of advice to help make buying home care easy and straightforward. Which? has an advice tool to help you choose and buy home care.

Which?: How to choose a home care service.

Charities like Age UK and Independent Age have guides and helplines giving advice on buying equipment and home care.

Age UK: Getting help at home (PDF, 3 MB).

Call: 0800 055 6112.

Independent Age: Help at home.

Call: 0800 319 6789.


View all Sheffield home care services.

Home care and home support.

You can also download a document with contact details for all the Sheffield home care companies.

Sheffield home care companies February 2024 (PDF, 239 KB).

There are many different types of services that can help with household tasks like cleaning your home. The directory has details of companies that help with laundry, tidying and decluttering, and cleaning your home.

Laundry, tidying and decluttering and cleaning your home.

Or you can look at websites like Yell (the online Yellow Pages) or Thompson Local. These websites show reviews of services (you will have to use your own judgement about how good or reliable the reviews are when reading them).

Yell: Domestic cleaning services in Sheffield.

Thompson Local: Cleaners in Sheffield.

The directory also has details of home care services that will help you with cleaning. 

Home care and home support.

Handyperson services

There are a number of handyperson services in the city. A handyperson can come into your home to

  • do odd jobs (like fitting curtain rails, changing light bulbs)
  • do small repairs (like mending taps, fixing faulty catches)
  • fit any equipment you have purchased (like handrails).

The best way to find a reputable handyperson is to get a recommendation from friends, family or neighbours.

Or you can look at websites like Yell (the online Yellow Pages) or Thompson Local. These websites show reviews of services (you will have to use your own judgement about how good or reliable the reviews are when reading them).

Yell: Handyman services in Sheffield.

Thompson Local: Handyperson services in Sheffield.

If you're a council tenant, you can get odd jobs done for free if you’re over 60, disabled or have severe health problems. Contact the Council.

Sheffield City Council: Council housing repairs.

Call: 0114 273 5555.

There are also websites where you post your job and suitable trades people get in touch with you to give you a quote. Websites like Rated People and My Builder. Again you will need to use your judgement when reading reviews of these services. 

Rated People: Find a local handyperson in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

My Builder: Post a job.

Gardening services

If you’re no longer able to keep on top of your garden, there are gardening services in Sheffield that will come and help to keep your garden tidy.

The best way to find a reputable gardener is to get a recommendation from friends, family or neighbours.

If you can’t get a recommendation you can visit the Gardeners Guild website or websites like Yell (online Yellow Pages) or Thompson Local to find a local gardener. Yell and Thompson Local show reviews of services (you will have to use your own judgement about how good or reliable the reviews are when reading them).

Gardeners Guild: Find a gardener.

Yell: Garden services in the UK.

Thompson Local: Gardeners in Sheffield.

The directory has details of local gardening services.

Gardening services.

Oasis is a mental health friendly gardening and food growing enterprise supported by a local mental health charity Sheffield Flourish. As well as running regular groups they run a gardening service. Their work helps fund support for people with mental health issues. They offer the following services:

  • regular maintenance
  • one off clearing and tidying
  • hedge cutting
  • building fences
  • building raised beds
  • planting, pruning, weeding, mowing and more!

Prices for standard jobs start from £38 per hour for two gardeners.

Sheffield Flourish: Oasis.

Call: 07926 097027.


The NHS website has good advice to help you eat a balanced diet, including recipes and tips for a healthy breakfast and snacks.

NHS: Eat well.

There are lots of other tools online to help you build a weekly or monthly menu of healthy and balanced meals you can prepare in advance.

EatingWell. How to stock your fridge freezer.

The Family Freezer: Freezer meal plans and grocery lists. 

Many of the big supermarkets sell ready meals, but there are also specialist companies that create balanced healthy meals.

The directory has details of meal delivery services in the city that can deliver frozen or hot meals direct to your door, if you’re struggling to prepare or cook a meal.

Meal delivery services.

Parsley Box can deliver meals that can be stored in your cupboard if you don’t have room in your fridge or freezer. There’s free delivery on orders over £35.

Parsley Box: Order our meals.

Call: 0800 612 7225.

When choosing a meals service consider the cost of the meals and any delivery charges, and if they offer discounts for multiple orders or a pack of meals. You may also prefer a service that allows you to save your orders so can reorder easily, or a service you can telephone instead of ordering online.

Many supermarkets offer online ordering and delivery of food shopping.

Supermarkets offer lots of online discounts, and free first delivery. All their current offers are easy to find online, and you can compare to see if there’s a cheaper choice from a different brand, or one with less fat, salt or sugar. And often their website tells you if you’re buying something that has a 2 for 1 offer or other discount.

Websites like Latest Deals, My Supermarket Compare and Supermarket can do the comparing for you – showing you which supermarket is selling the same product for less.

Latest Deals: Supermarket price comparison.

My Supermarket Compare: Search & Compare Supermarket Product Prices.

Supermarket: Compare UK Supermarket Prices.

And savvy-shopping websites like Hot Deals and Money Saving Expert tell you what time-limited offers are available like £10 off a £40 shop, or when money off coupons appear in the daily papers.

Hot Deals: Groceries.

Money Saving Expert: Supermarket Coupons UK.

There are lots of other advantages to using the internet at home, including keeping in touch with relatives and friends and chatting online with others. If you're a council tenant and need a bit of help to learn how to get online, Learn for Life Enterprise run free computer classes at libraries and community venues across the city.

Learn for Life Enterprises: Computer classes.


Call: 0114 255 9080.

Sainsbury's Assisted Shopping Scheme helps people who are housebound and those who can’t manage online shopping by allowing them to make shopping orders over the telephone. Orders placed before 6pm can even be delivered the next day. People must register by telephone before they can place telephone orders. Call 0800 328 1700.

Do you enjoy reading but have problems accessing your local library? – then why not let the library come to you!

The Home Library Service offers a selection of books (including large print), talking books, DVDs and jigsaws, all delivered free to your home.

Sheffield City Council Home library service.


Call: 0114 273 4277.

Libraries also have a popular eLibrary service containing free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

Sheffield City Council: The elibrary.

Call: 0114 273 4712.

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