Here you can find out about different groups that support carers:
The Older Families Planning Project supports people to make positive life choices when families are no longer able to support a son or daughter with learning disabilities. Between April 2009 - March 2010, the Older Families Planning Project worked with 44 families to enable them to plan ahead for the future. Solutions have ranged from setting up small preventative packages to enable families to continue caring, to supporting people to remain in the family home following the death of a parent.
Work by the Sharing Caring Project and Sheffield Case Register has revealed that many older family carers feel isolated in the caring role and have needs of their own as older people.
The Older Carers Support Service provides support to older carers of people with a learning disability.
Two support visitors will
Older Carers Support Service (OCSS)
St. George's Community Health Centre
Sheffield Carers Centre offers information and support to all carers. It does this by providing
All of our services to carers are free and confidential.
The Sharing Caring Project support family carers of someone with a learning disability who’s over 18.
You can download the Sharing Caring Project leaflet below for full details of support they offer. If you would like to join or be sent the newsletter, please fill in the referral form below.
The Sharing Caring Project holds Carers Clinics each month at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, Norfolk Lodge. Read more about Carers Clinics and find out the dates for 2013 in the flyer below as well as the various carers support groups that are happening in Sheffield.
Find out more about the how the Sharing Caring Project may help.
If you would like the free newsletter or would like to use any of the Sharing Caring Project's other services, please complete this form.
Read about monthly Carers Clinics and find out dates and times for 2013
Find out more about carers support groups
There are a wide range of support groups in the city for the families and carers of people with various disabilities and illnesses. Some are run by professionals, for example, in doctors' surgeries. Others are run by voluntary organisations and there are also small self help groups, run entirely by carers themselves.
The Sheffield Carers Centre publishes a directory of Carers Support Groups which can help you find the group that best suits your needs. Please contact the Sheffield Carers Centre's telephone helpline on 0114 272 8362 for more information.