Published 31 March 2020 – Last updated 21st July 2020
Here you will find links to associate organisations who can offer specific health and social care support. This page will be updated regularly. If you need help finding support that's right for you, contact us.
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
City of Sanctuary – Sheffield specific information for asylum seekers and refugees
Migrant Information Hub – Covid-19 information for migrants in Yorkshire and Humber
Autism and Learning Disability support
Eve Appeal – Advice on how to protect yourself against coronavirus and living with a gynae cancer, or experiencing any worrying symptoms.
Healthwatch England – Help with understanding what care you should except during the pandemic.
Carers and PA’s
Sheffield Carers Centre – Information for carers about Coronavirus
Carers Trust – information on Coronavirus for young carers and young adult carers
Disability Sheffield – PA register and support workers
Gov UK– Guidance for people receiving direct payments
Gov UK – Guidance for unpaid carers of adults with learning disabilities and Autism
Gov UK – A dedicated app for social care workers.
Voluntary Action Sheffield – COVID-19 Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Sheffield City Council – Support for people including, help with collecting shopping, medication or social contact, adult social care, emergency childcare from critical workers, support with homelessness, help with drugs, alcohol and domestic abuse, emergency food and help with money
Sheffield City Council News – Watch Greg Fell Sheffield’s Director of Public Health answer Coronavirus FAQ
There is now a dedicated Sheffield City Council phone number for Covid-19 related concerns and enquiries, including food requests. From 8:45am – 4:45pm Monday to Friday, members of the public can call 0114 273 4567 and select option 1 to ask any questions relating to the virus.
The Deaf Health Charity Signhealth – BSL videos of key Coronavirus updates
Dementia and Alzheimers
Alzheimers Society – Coronavirus: Supporting a person with Dementia at home
Dementia the Montessori Way – COVID-19 information tool kit for dementia care
Age UK – Coronavirus Information and Advice
Sheffield Directory – Dementia support in Sheffield
Connecting People, Connecting Support – An online space where people with dementia, family members and supporters can come together and explore ways of living well with dementia.
Domestic Abuse and Relationships
Healthwatch England – What is domestic abuse and how to get support.
Sheffield DACT – Support for domestic abuse
Relationship Matters – blogs, advice and tips for helping your relationships stay healthy during the pandemic
Mencap – Easy Read information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public Health England – Guidance for Social Distancing
Purple All Stars – Hand washing rap
Mencap – Dealing with bereavement and support with grief
Mental Health Foundation – Bereavement and supporting someone with a learning disability
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NHS Sheffield CCG – Some people find wearing a face covering difficult because of disability or extreme distress. These cards can help you explain why it is difficult to wear a face covering.
Grief and Bereavement
Cruse – Coronavirus; Dealing with bereavement and grief
Healthwatch England – Planning care at the end of life
Listening Ear – Counselling referral service for COVID bereavement
Gov.uk – Support for the bereaved
Groundswell – Corona advice for people experiencing homelessness including guidance for people who are rough sleeping and living in temporary accomodation
Medicines and Health care
Gov.uk – COVID and high blood pressure medication
Gov.uk – Guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection
Gov.uk – Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people including who is classed as extremely vulnerable.
NHS – Advice for everyone
NHS – Learn how to access GP services, repeat prescriptions, and health and mental well being support while staying at home.
Gov.uk – Coronavirus: getting tested.
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Foundation – Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Mind – Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Rethink – Covid 19 and mental illness
Samaritians – If your worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Young Minds – What to do if your anxious about coronavirus
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Sheffield Mental Health Guide – Local support for when you are feeling low
Sheffield Suicide Support – Help, support, information or just someone to talk to.
NHS – Sheffield Health and Social Care, support for people struggling with their mental health during Coronavirus.
Sexual Health Sheffield – telephone consultations about emergency contraception, STI testing, and pregnancy are available during lockdown. You can also request a free & confidential home testing kit.
Sight Loss support
Guide Dogs – A national charity supporting people with sight loss and their families. A new phone line for dedicated coronavirus support: 0800 781 1444. Available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind – Telephone advice and support for our clients, including welfare benefits advice.
Speakers of Other Languages
Doctors of the World – Coronavirus information translated into 43 languages.
Gov.uk – FAQ of what you can and can’t do during the June easing rules
Gov.uk – how to protect yourself, employment and financial support, school closures, education and childcare, healthcare workers and carers, travel and public services.
Gov.uk – guidance on social distancing for everyone
Gov.uk – Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.
Public Health Sheffield – Greg Fell, the Director of Public Health Sheffield provides guidance on social distancing for parents and carers
Sheffield Children’s Hospital – Healthy Minds leaflet for Parents
Healthwatch England – Advice and guidance on how to look after yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gov.uk – Advice for people receiving direct payments
Gov.uk – Guidance on how to travel safely on public transport