Information for Carers

Are you looking after someone?

1 in 10 people in Sheffield support a child or adult who couldn’t otherwise manage due to a disability, illness, frailty, mental health problem or addiction.        

Nearly 11,000 people doing this unpaid role are registered with Sheffield Carers Centre so they can get the information, advice and support that they need.

We’re in touch with carers who visit a loved one a few times a week through to those doing full time support; some carers might look after more than one person, have child care responsibilities and be juggling paid employment.

Sheffield Carers Centre is for all adults looking after someone in this way. Everyone who registers with us receive a Welcome Pack including a free Carer Card that gives you discounts and offers on products, activities and services across the city, as well as a regular newsletter and a list of the support we offer.

Register with Sheffield Carers Centre to get your free Carer Card, regular newsletter

and access our information, advice and support services. email [email protected]

or phone 0114 272 8362

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Carer Advice Line: for all enquiries 0114 272 8362, available 9am – 6pm weekdays.

Drop-In sessions are short sessions offered on a first-come, first-served based on Wednesdays 10am – 12noon.

Specialist Advice

  • Welfare and benefits relating to your caring role
  • Employment rights and how to balance work and caring
  • Legal advice, on issues such as Power of Attorney

Carers Needs Assessments are for carers of adults over 18, to assess how your caring role impacts on you. Every carer has the legal right to assess how caring affects them. Please note: this is not about assessing how you do your caring role.

Planning for an emergency means that the person you care for isn’t left without support, if anything happens to you.

Counselling is available for carers, if it’s appropriate following an assessment.

Support for older families of people with Learning Disabilities/Autism is provided through our contract with Sheffield Mencap & Gateway.

Newsletter is emailed or posted to all our carers, 3 times per year. It contains important news for carers, updates on useful services and information about local support groups. Our Carers e-Bulletin provides more frequent news and is emailed every month.

Help to care, and to have a break                                                                              

  • Carer Card gives carers discounts and offers on a range of products, services and activities.
  • ‘Time for a Break’
  • Grants for equipment


Carers Café is a monthly social space for support and activities.

Mental Health Hub is a monthly group for carers of people with mental health issues.

‘Community Connect’ provides befriending, support in the transition after bereavement and re-connecting with community activities.

Carer Support Groups are not facilitated by the Carers Centre, but by carers themselves and run in most areas of Sheffield.

Facebook and Twitter: follow us @SheffieldCarers for news, activities and advice.