Sheffield Carers Centre
- In person & remote
- Adults (over 18)
Sheffield Carers Centre provides support, information and advice for adults who provide unpaid care for family and friends who are disabled, ill, frail, have mental health problems or addiction issues. Carers might be caring for more than one person, and doing so for varying amounts of time.
All unpaid carers in Sheffield can access support from Sheffield Carers Centre by registering on their website. Carers then receive a Welcome Pack and the regular Newsletter featuring useful information, key dates, top tips and other advice. Registering also gets you the new Carer Card which provides discounts and offers on a range of products and services.
Carer’s needs assessment
All Carers now have the same legal rights as the people they care for, to have their needs assessed. Sheffield Carers Centre is responsible for carrying out Carers Needs Assessments for adult carers on behalf of Sheffield City Council. This process looks at how a caring situation is impacting your life, and the measures that can be taken in order to improve your wellbeing.
Carer’s advice line
Carers can discuss any aspect of their caring role or the impact it is having on their wellbeing by phoning the confidential Carer Advice Line on 0114 272 8362 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or by emailing email@example.com and speaking to a specialist Carer Adviser.
- Carers Café – 10am Friday: Central United Reformed Church on Norfolk Street as an ‘in person’ event at 10am on the second Friday of the month. No need to book a place – all carers are welcome on the day; In addition to the ‘in person’ Café events on the second Friday of the month, they hold a Zoom Café at 10am on the other Fridays. Any queries about the meetings please contact Jan Tel: 0114 278 8942 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carers Support Groups – access to a range of peer-led and social activities
- Community Connect – an opportunity for carers to speak to one of their team of volunteers on a regular basis
- Plan for an Emergency – resources to help you write an emergency action plan
- Time for a Break – aims to support you to have a break from your caring role