Support For The Elderly
We want Sheffield to be accessible and nice to live in. If you are an elderly visitor or resident the information below may be of use to you:
There are many sources of advice, help & information in Sheffield. Listed below are just a few of them. Check out other local sources such as your local library, church group, community centre.
Age UK Sheffield
An independent charity in Sheffield offering support and services to older people. Find out more at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/
Care/ Sheffield 50 plus
A useful source of information, organisations, charities, help, activities for all types of issues relating to aged 50 plus. Includes Sunday afternoon tea parties, dementia support, support for carers, advice & many other issues.www.sheffield50plus.org.uk/useful-info-article.php?info=21
Ageing Well Sheffield
A list of national organisations & charities + lots of local information for befriending/companionship, activities, help with recovery from illness, Dance to Health, excercise classes & much more.
SYHA ( South Yorkshire Housing Association).
Offers free support for older people in Sheffield. https://www.syha.co.uk/2017/10/17/new-free-support-service-older-people-sheffield-launches/
Staying Independent, Safe & Well
Advice, help & a range of information sources to help you run by Sheffield City Council
Royal Voluntary Service
Help at home for older people, including home library, meals on wheels, companionship & other services
How to get a good handyman
Ask family and friends for personal recommendations from family and friends. Often the best way to find a good quality tradesperson.
Search for local tradespeople with the TrustMark tool. TrustMark is a scheme for tradesin & about your home which is government-endorsed.
Age UK. The‘Trusted Trader’ scheme may offer handyperson services.
Always pre-book any work with a reputable provider so you know who is coming and when they will be arriving. Don't allow anyone into your home who you do not know, trust or has official identification & whom you have not pre-booked. Call the police if you feel pressurised.
The following sites will help you find help locally and quickly. All the listed workmen are rated so you can check the quality of work, reliability & helpfulness from personal reviews.