logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 29 March 2003





Sheffield Carers' Centre
by Amreen Akhar, Outreach Development Worker

Some of you, though you spend many hours a week looking after someone, may not recognise yourselves as carers. We aim to get in touch with and support 'hidden carers' across Sheffield.

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to someone who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability. Carers can be relatives, partners, friends or neighbours. They come from all backgrounds, can be of any age (including children) and have different sexual orientations.

At Sheffield Carers' Centre we offer emotional support and help getting services. Trained volunteer carers or former carers, provide a friendly, confidential listening ear and a wide range of information on our Helpline. You are welcome to call in for a chat, to look round or for afternoon tea and biscuits at our Charles Street Centre.

We also hold coffee mornings at the Quaker Meeting House on the first Tuesday of every month,10.30 till 12.00. We have a mailing list which is free to join. You receive our carers' information pack, emergency card and newsletter every other month to let you know what is happening in Sheffield and UK wide.

The centre also holds art, walking and writing groups and aromatherapy sessions, all free to carers.


Carers Helpline
0114 272 8362

10am - 12.30pm,
Mondays to Fridays

Drop-in sessions
1 - 3pm • Mon - Fri
Charles Street

Tel. 0114 278 8942

The Princess Royal Trust
for Carers