Our Values. Our Mission. Our Purpose

SACMHA is a charitable organisation established in 1988 in response to the health and social care needs of people of African and Caribbean descent.

SACMHA has almost 30 years of experience of delivering a specialist services to people in need of assistance with their health and social care needs. This could be because of their age, youth, disability, financial hardship or social disadvantage.


We continue to develop our range of support services, making community-based health and social care more accessible, particularly to those who feel marginalised or who struggle to access mainstream services.


We aim to deliver a responsive and culturally sensitive services to all our customers, exercising discretion and confidentiality at all time.


Our services are accessible to both men and women from the age of 18, and are primarily Sheffield focused.  However, we are able to provide specialist services in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire regions. 

SACMHA acknowledges and supports the role of carers in its service provision.

Our services are flexible and responsive to the changing health and social care needs of individuals and communities.

Our Purpose

We provide free, confidential and independent support and advocacy services in the area of adult health and social care to help individuals, families and communities have the knowledge, expert support and confidence to solve their problems and improve their lives.

More About SACMHA Health & Social Care

SACMHA had its genesis in the African Caribbean community and still has a specialism with that community, however, since 2011, SACMHA Health & Social Care has been offering quality health and social care solutions to all the communities of Sheffield.


In delivering our services we provide a range of social and health care facilities, research, information, advice and education, on all aspects of mental and physical health amongst our beneficiaries.  Through the provision of the following services:


  • Community Outreach and Social Inclusion Service
  • Carers Support Service
  • Acute Advocacy
  • EPIC Hospital Visiting/Befriending Service (Nether Edge & The Longley Centre)
  • Self-Directed Support (SDS) Services 

Our Values

Our purpose is underpinned by our values which drive all aspects of our work, the way we relate to our communities and clients, and the way we relate to each other. 

Our people are motivated by their desire to make a difference to the lives of the service users and carers we support.

We are committed to challenging the impact of poverty, inequality and discrimination on the lives of the individuals and communities we help.

We are proud of, respect and celebrate our diversity, the diversity of our service users, carers, communities and our people, and are committed to being an inclusive organisation.

We encourage and support our people to work with others, to seek out and develop partnerships across communities and neighbourhoods and be generous with how we share our skills, resources and support each other.

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