Do you provide unpaid support or care for someone?

You might see it as something you do because a member of your family or a friend needs your support or help. We see it as caring and you are a carer.

Sheffield Carers Centre is here for you. We encourage you to join the community of carers in Sheffield and have access to practical support and contact with others who understand your experience.

It’s free and easy to do – simply complete the secure online form below, or email support@sheffieldcarers.org.uk or call 0114 272 8942. On joining the community you will receive a Welcome Pack and Carer Card and have access to:

Carers Advice Line: for 1:1 personalised expert information, advice and support on anything related to your caring role. One of the Carer Advisors is an Urdu/Punjabi speaker, and we use an interpretation service for other languages.

Carer Card: that gives discounted activities, services and products and space to write two emergency contact numbers.

Group activities and workshops: that meet carers’ support needs and provide opportunities for carers to meet each other.

Community Connect: 1:1 telephone support for carers who are isolated.

Carers Café: for social contact with other carers.

Carers support groups: up to date information about all the groups in Sheffield.

Carers Enews! for regular up to date information. Carers who do not have email receive an annual update letter.

Information and resources: on the website of Sheffield Carers Centre.

Emergency Planning: Information and guidance around making preparations to ensure that the person/s you care for are looked after in an emergency.

Time for a Break grants: Small grants to help you in taking a break. As part of a Carers Assessment we’ll assess if this is something you’re eligible for.

Digital Resource for Carers: providing information, eLearning, resources, and the Jointly app.

Carers Assessment: which discusses with you the impact of providing care and the support that you need.

Legal Advice Clinic: Free 30-minute individual legal advice sessions with a legal expert, offering advice around things such as wills, estate planning and power of attorney.

To join the community of carers please complete the online form

 

 

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Updated 13 July 2022