Sheffield Together – Public Meeting with Paul Blomfield and the Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group
What creates a sense of community in Sheffield? What can we do to build a truly inclusive city?
Paul Blomfield MP and the Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group will discuss these issues and answer your questions.
For further information visit: website http://www.paulblomfield.co.uk/sheffield_together_public_meeting_with_paul_blomfield_and_the_sheffield_cohesion_advisory_group
and on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1365994893414107/
People across Sheffield are being encouraged to download the free Sheffield NHS health service finder and symptom checker smartphone app to help people access the right NHS services.
The app gives clear details about what each NHS service does, when it should be used and uses location settings to pinpoint the nearest services. It also includes a symptom checker, as well as information on self-care, first aid and healthy living advice about alcohol, smoking, healthy eating and weight, fitness and stress. You can also record notes, set appointment reminders and link to other useful services.
Dr Zak McMurray, Sheffield GP and NHS Sheffield CCG Medical Director said: “The app allows people to have important health information at their fingertips for when they need it the most. More importantly it is easy to use, easy to understand and free.”
You can download the free app for iPhone or Android by visiting your app store and searching ‘NHS Sheffield’.
For more information visit http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/Your-Health/choose-well-guide.htm.
Sheffield residents are being asked to have their say on potential changes to their waste and recycling services.
Despite saving more than £6 million from the annual waste services budget in the past three years, the council needs to save a further £3.4million by 2017. Its plan is to increase the amount of recycling across the city and provide a more efficient service, without changing the collection frequency of black bins. Residents are being asked for their views on increasing the variety of plastics collected for recycling, such as yogurt pots and margarine tubs; introducing a second recycling bin in place of blue boxes and changing recycling collection days so that blue bin and box collection days for individual households may not be the same days as black bin days.
To take part in the Sheffield consultation, residents can visit the Sheffield City Council website at https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/future-waste-services/consult_view to complete an online survey from between midnight on 3 August and 15 September. There are two versions of the consultation, one being the main consultation, the other being targeted at residents living in flats. Alternatively, residents can request a paper copy of the consultation by contacting Waste Management on 0114 2037621 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Council News website for further information.
Free Business Information Sessions and Events, August- September 16
Business Sheffield has compiled a programme of free business information sessions in
August and September. The list below shows all upcoming expert-delivered business
information sessions. All events are free of charge. All the information sessions are
suitable for businesses already trading and those suitable for pre starts are highlighted.
15 August – Creating a brand
16 August – Maximising your website
23 August – Basic book keeping
1 September – Retail insights course 2
5 September – Social media (suitable for pre starts)
7 September – Start-up sales (suitable for pre starts)
8 September – Employing people for the first time
15 September – Marketing fundamentals for your business (suitable for pre starts)
26 September – Winning new customers via the telephone
27 September – How to sell face to face
29 September – How to write and utilise effective blog posts, that people actually read
Further details on all the seminars can be found at: http://goo.gl/mO2WtG. To reserve
yourself a place simply call the Gateway on 0114 224 5000.