Independent Living and Care Home Selection Support for Older People

Author: Helen Coates, Engagement Officer, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care

Date Published: November 2023

Date of Review November 2025


2 schemes for older people living in Sheffield: 

1. Back Home: provides 4 weeks of support after hospital discharge to help older patients regain confidence and empower them to settle back into their home & community.

2. Placement Support Scheme: support for older people who need to move home, offering guidance when looking at Care Homes, Assisted Living, and Independent Living Accommodation, as well as transportation to viewing care homes and liaising with healthcare professional.