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Carers Support


I'm a carer, so how Sheffield Carers Centre help me?

We offer a range of free services to help you focus on your own health and wellbeing. We can connect you to others in a similar situation and be on hand to help you navigate the challenges of caring.

Click on the ‘blue title' for more information about each of the services offered.

1. Carer Advice Line
Call us for personalised expert advice on anything related to your caring role. One of the team is an Urdu and Punjabi speaker, and we use an interpretation service for other languages.

2. Carer Card
This offers discounts on a wide range of services, products and activities from local and national businesses; plus there is space to record two emergency contact numbers.

3. Carer Activities & Carers Workshops
Regular activities for carers to have a break from their caring role and look after their own wellbeing and a programme of workshops to help carers share experiences and learn new skills.

4. Legal Advice Clinic
Free 30-minute individual legal advice sessions with a legal expert, offering advice around topics such as wills, estate planning and power of attorney. Clinics are held on a monthly basis.

5. Carer Café & Support Groups
The Café is held every Friday and is a great chance to meet other carers. The Support Groups take place at various locations around Sheffield on a regular basis.

6. Community Connect
A telephone support service providing regular phone calls from volunteers to reduce social isolation and connect carers with their local community.

7. Emergency Planning
We provide information to help carers make an emergency plan if something unexpectedly stopped them from looking after the person they care for.

8. Carer's Assessment
A carer’s assessment provides an opportunity to discuss the impact of your caring role with one of our Carer Advisors, who will discuss the support you might need and help put this in place.

9. Time for a Break Grant
Small grants for short breaks or activities that support wellbeing and help you take a break from your caring role. We’ll assess your eligibility as part of a Carers Assessment.

10. Information and resources
Easy access to a range of information and resources on our website from expert sources covering more than 20 topics to help with your caring role.

11. Digital Resources for Carers
Carers can access the free online ‘Digital Resources for Carers’ which is provided by Carers UK and Sheffield City Council, that includes information, eLearning, resources, and the Jointly app.

12. Carers News!
This free monthly E-newsletter provides up-to-date information about our services and activities, along with key news items that affect carers.

Are you a Carer?

 If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role. 

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assessment

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Carers UK

Please visit the Carers UK website for a lot more information and support available nationally across the UK.