“Help us Help” campaign launch 11th Nov 2016 (city center begging and homeless)

21 Oct


Sheffield City Council – Proposed Planning Enforcement Plan

21 Oct

Consultation on Draft Enforcement Plan

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is encouraging Councils to publish a Local Enforcement Plan; this is to ensure that planning enforcement remains clear, transparent and accountable. It sets out priorities which take into consideration local circumstances and provide certainty for all involved in the development process.

The plan sets outs how the Local Planning Authority will approach alleged cases of unauthorised development, including what and how it will it investigate and when it is appropriate to take enforcement action.

For full information including how to comment please visit: Planning and city development

Job Vacancy – Health Link Worker (closing date 31st Oct 2016)

20 Oct

Health Link Worker – 29.6 hours per week

£19,190 pa (pro rata) plus pension contribution,

Fixed term until end September 2018

 An exciting new opportunity has opened in our health team.  Based at the Zest Centre, the post-holder will work with local GP practices and other organisations to identify and engage patients who would benefit from community-based support, especially those at risk of declining health and wellbeing and carers.

You will assess all social prescribing referrals and carry out triage screening to identify the right support for each patient.

We are looking for a highly motivated, well-organised individual to develop our social prescribing service.  You must be able to use behaviour change methods to support and motivate individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes.

A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures is desirable (training will be given) and undertaking a DBS check is essential.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

To apply visit, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to

Job description: health-link-worker-jd-oct-2016v1

Closing date: Monday 31st October 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will take place the week beginning 7th November.

ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity.


Autumn Carnival at Highfield Adventure Playground

20 Oct



Disability Health & Wellbeing Roadshow Sheffield City Council, Activity Sheffield

20 Oct

Disability Health & Wellbeing Roadshow  
Sheffield City Council, Activity Sheffield

Inspired by the Paralympics and looking to try new and exciting sports in Sheffield?

Sunday 30 October 2016, 11am to 2pm
Paces School, Packhorse Lane, S35 3HY
We are planning a series of Health and Wellbeing roadshows for disabled people, their parents, siblings and carers to find out information and/or try the activities with a view to raise participation. The roadshows will include taster activities, information stalls and consultations throughout the events to help shape future provisions and training opportunities.
Future events:
Sun 6 Nov, 10am to 1pm, English Institute of Sport
Tue 15 Nov, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Concord Sports Centre
Sat 3 Dec, 1pm to 4pm, Westfield Sports Centre
Tue 24 Jan, 10am to 1pm, Wisewood Sports Centre |
Sat 18 Feb, 11am to 2pm, Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre Mon 20 Feb, 1pm to 4pm, Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre
Fri 24 Mar, 1pm to 3pm, Ice Sheffield

For more information contact Activity Sheffield on:  0114 273 4266

Young Carers Interactive Showcase 2016 and Annual General Meeting Thursday 27th October

20 Oct

Young Carers Interactive Showcase 2016 and Annual General Meeting Thursday 27th October, 1pm – 3pm at Sheffield City College,  Granville Rd.

Celebrate the lives of young carers in Sheffield.

·          Watch our amazing Family Project Puppet Show featuring young carers and their families.

·         Move through an interactive exhibition designed by our project members to find out about more about how caring affects their lives.

·         Hear from young carers and their families about what SYC has done
for them.

·         Find out how you can support SYC or young carers you
may be working with.

Plan for event:
1:00 pm:     Puppet Show and SYC Annual General Meeting
1.30-3pm:  Interactive Showcase – move your way round our young carers’ exhibits and shows (and a chance to eat cake!)
Places for this event are limited.  Please RSVP to Denise Anderson at or call (0114) 258 4595
Looking for gift ideas and want to support young carers?
Check out this beautiful charity bracelet:

Sheffield City Council’s consultation hub

20 Oct

Sheffield City Council’s Citizen Space
Citizen Space is Sheffield City Council’s consultation hub. You can take part in consultations that interest you, and sign up for alerts on a wide range of topics, including ones for the Equality Hub Network.
There are lots of other ways to have your say on proposals and influence decisions, including attending Council meetings.