Support Services in Sheffield

General Cancer Support




There is a display of headwear (including wigs and scarves) here at the Cancer Support Centre.  We can also refer you to Headways, which is a service run in the Patients’ Library at Weston Park Hospital and is for people who are likely to lose some or all of their hair due to cancer treatment.  For more details, please contact: Chris, June or Sarah on 0114 226 5390.


Cavendish Cancer Care

Cavendish Cancer Care support local people who are living with cancer, giving them and their families the chance to talk in confidence and offer complementary therapies to support them.



Age UK Sheffield

Age UK Sheffield’s Independent Living Co-ordinators (ILCs) work with people aged over-50, in their home, to help them retain or regain their independence. When people are diagnosed with a life-changing illness, a lot of focus goes on their physical condition. What our ILC service provides is the holistic support around that. ILCs use a wealth of knowledge to help customers to achieve their goals, assisting them to access services, resources, and local assets to enjoy independent living.



Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS)

Provides information, help, support and advice on workplace health issues. A trained advisor can help with issues such as reasonable adjustments in the workplace, return to work plans, rights at work and work related benefits.



St Luke’s Hospice

Caring for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have terminal illnesses, as an inpatient or in the Community. Providing therapies in a rehabilitation centre, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hairdressing, symptom control.



Clifford House

Clifford House is a new part of St Luke’s for people affected by an illness for which there is no cure.  There are a range of activities to choose from, advice and information sessions or groups to be part of.



Cancer Treat Club

Fun meet ups for people in their 40s or 50s who live in the Sheffield area and have been diagnosed with life limiting cancer.


Sheffield Cancer Mafia

A support group for people with cancer, carers, bereaved carers, and their friends and family.




Support for different cancer types



Sheffield Bowel Cancer Support Group

A group for bowel cancer patients and carers, providing peer support and an opportunity to share experiences.




The Pituitary Foundation

A Sheffield Support Group for pituitary patients in the area, providing an opportunity to discuss, meet and support others.




Sheffield – Royal Hallamshire Hospital Haematology Support Group

A Support Group for people with Lymphoma, Myeloma and other associated conditions, their carers, family and friends of patients.  Meetings are held at Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre, 23 Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TX and include: emotional support, medical professional speakers, discussions and social activities.

The group meets every other month on a Wednesday at 3pm – 5pm.  Please telephone for the dates.

Tel:   08088 010 444 (or ring the Cancer Support Centre on 0114 226 5666)


Head and Neck

Heads Together, Sheffield

A Support Group for all head and neck cancer patients, their carers and family.

Tel:    Louise Marley / Tracy White on 0114 226 8776 or Jane Thornton on 0114 271 2533.


Upper Gastro-intestinal  (GI)

HUG Cancer Support Group

A support group for upper GI cancer patients, particular after surgery.  The group meet every two months for a chat and to share experiences.  Health professionals are on hand to offer advice.  The aim is to get to know other people going through the same experience.

Tel:   Gill Troy or Jo Whitham (Clinical Nurse Specialists) on 0114 271 4054


Other Local Support (not cancer specific)

Sheffield Carers Centre

Provides a range of support and information services to all carers in the city looking after a relative or friend who is unable to manage alone due to disability, severe illness or frailty.



Roshni Sheffield

A city wide resource centre for South Asian women in Sheffield.



Citizens Advice Sheffield

Provides a free, confidential service for people who need independent advice. This includes benefits, housing, debt, employment and advocacy.



Move More Sheffield

A Sheffield-wide strategy that is being delivered by partners across the city, aiming to create a culture of physical activity to improve the population’s health.



Sheffield Directory

A directory of information and advice, groups and services, activities and events, care and support.



Sheffield Door2Door

Provided by Sheffield Community Transport for people who have difficulties using mainstream public transport.  Passengers may travel anywhere within Sheffield.  Register with Sheffield Door2Door to book a journey.



Sheffield Mental Health Guide

Website to help local people easily find accurate information about mental health.



SARAG- South Yorkshire Asbestos Victim Support Group

Providing help, information, advice and support to people throughout South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire that are affected by asbestos related diseases.



Sheffield Food Banks

Information about how to access emergency food supplies in Sheffield. The website will help you find a food bank that covers your local area. In many cases, you will need a third-party who is already supporting you (such as a GP, Social Worker, or tenancy support worker) to make arrangements on your behalf to access a food bank.