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.
Carers can discuss any aspect of their caring role or the impact it is having on their wellbeing by phoning the Carer Advice Line on 0114 272 8362 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and speaking to a specialist Carer Adviser.
Their ‘Mental Health Hub’ meets at the Sheffield Carers Centre on the third Thursday of every month, 10:30am – 12pm. It’s an ideal opportunity to meet others in the same situation, share experiences and receive support. This group is aimed at carers of people with mental health problems.
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. Visit their website for more information about this.
Other services include:
- Advice and Support
- Drop-in sessions of 20 minutes are available every Wednesday between 10-12 at Sheffield Carers Centre
- Access to help with benefits, rights at work and legal questions, provided by partner organisations of Sheffield Carers Centre
- Monthly Carers Café – 10-12 on 2nd Friday at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street
- Support to access peer-led and social activities, including Carers Support Groups which meet across the City
- Facebook – in addition to information from their Page, you can join the private Facebook group for carers to discuss shared issues. Just search for the Facebook user “Julia Carers” and ask to join.
Covid update 02/02/21: While most services are able to continue under covid-safe conditions, some may be meeting online some of the time. Contact Sheffield Carers Centre directly for the latest information