Sheffield Carers Centre in a local independent charity, founded in 1993, affiliated to Carers Trust.
The Carers Centre offers a range of support and information services to all adult carers in the city looking after a relative or friend who is unable to manage alone due to disability, severe illness or frailty. The Centre is contracted by Sheffield City Council to deliver support services to carers in the city.
- Maintaining the Sheffield Carers Register and mailing list
- Publishing a regular, free, newsletter which is available by email or by post
- Running a Carers Advisor service – a free and confidential helpline offering advice and information on all aspect of caring
- Carers assessments – a discussion between you and an advisor to consider the impact on you of your caring role
- A weekly drop-in service
- Specialist advice sessions on legal matters and on welfare benefits
- Support with gaining or maintaining employment
- Specialist support for young adult carers (aged 18-25)
- Access to a counselling service
- ‘In Safe Hands’ – a service that helps you plan for an emergency which means you are unable to care for a short time
- A monthly carers’ café to which you are welcome to bring the person you care for
- A Mental Health information hub
- Services to put you in touch with carers in a similar situation.
- Servicing the Carers and Young Carers Partnership Board and representing the needs of carers on it