Social care and support guide
If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, or you just need help and support this page explains your options and where you can get support.
Introduction to care and support
A quick guide for people who have care and support needs and their carers.
Help from social services and charities
Includes helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.
Care services, equipment and care homes
Includes home adaptations, help at home from a paid carer, staying safe and housing.
Money, work and benefits
How to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.
Care after a hospital stay
Includes hospital discharge and care and support afterwards.
Support and benefits for carers
Includes carer's assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help fro young carers.
Practical tips if you care for someone
Includes advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.
Caring for children and young people
Services, support and tips if you care for someone under 21, and moving to adult social services.
Making decisions for someone else
Includes powers of attorney and mental capacity.
Domestic abuse is any abuse that happens in a family or personal relationship, where one person bullies or controls the other one. It is never OK and you don’t have to put up with it. If you are being abused at home, you can call the Sheffield Helpline for advice and support. You can also find out more about domestic abuse, your choices and Sheffield services on their website by clicking here. If you are being abused, it is not your fault and you are not alone.