Archive | June, 2018

Job Opportunity – 2 posts at the Sanctuary

20 Jun

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Mental Health Action Group

20 Jun

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Jobs, Training & Well-being Event at Zest

20 Jun

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New funding to help refugees settle in their new communities

20 Jun

Sheffield is set to receive government funding to help new refugees into work and integrate into their new communities.

The funding for Sheffield means that there is now money to pay for two local authority project workers for a year to help new refugees from becoming homeless.

Local authorities across the country have developed plans to ease local pressures on housing, education and health services arising from recent migration providing benefits to the whole community.

At the moment, once a refugee has been given a legal right to be in the UK they only have 28 days to leave their temporary accommodation and then begin their new life. This is often when, without the right help and advice, they can present as homeless on eviction day putting pressure on council staff, on the voluntary sector and on themselves.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said: “We’re pleased that we will now have two project workers for this important work. They will provide practical support and advice to new refugees at a time when they need it most.

“Their roles will be another way of supporting our local communities to help recent arrivals settle into their new communities and also provide extra services for the benefit of all.

“We know that refugees face particular challenges in settling into British life, so we are providing additional support to help them find work and somewhere to live as they begin life here in Sheffield.”

To help new refugees understand their new life in Sheffield, one project worker will provide them with housing help and support. This service will also advise those who have been refused to stay on what to do next including the option to return home.

The other worker will focus on giving housing advice and go to people in their homes before they leave their private asylum accommodation. They will advise on employment and welfare advice, and be based at the Sanctuary in Chapel Walk, Sheffield city centre.

Both of the project workers will work closely with partners, such as the private asylum housing provider, The Red Cross, The Sanctuary, housing services and Target Housing.

Sheffield has been chosen to be a national pilot for this work along with other local authorities. Bradford and Leeds are the other Yorkshire local authorities involved in the project.

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Light Sheffield Clothes Sale

20 Jun

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Sheffield receives funding for Rough Sleeping Initiative

14 Jun

Sheffield City Council is set to receive £363,000 this year to combat rough sleeping across the city.

The news is welcomed in Sheffield as it will allow for more work to be done for rough sleepers who have been living on the streets on and off for a longer period of time.

The funding means the council will be able to do more outreach work to prevent rough sleeping form occurring, wherever possible.

Money will be used to fund suitable housing for individual rough sleepers and to give them the support they need to be able to stay in that housing instead of becoming a rough sleeper again.

This intensive housing support will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual rough sleeper, who most often have a variety of complex needs. Individuals will be worked with for longer periods of time and the tailored help will mean that they will be more likely to remain housed.

More emergency accommodation for those who find themselves in crisis will also be made available and options for longer term housing will be improved.

All of this support will be provided by the council working alongside other registered housing providers, the commissioned outreached team, voluntary services and private sector landlords.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Members for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said: “ We welcome this funding which will help us focus on preventing rough sleeping in Sheffield. Our main aim will be to help people to sustain their independence.

“Although we have a relatively low number of rough sleepers in the city, we recognise that those at risk of rough sleeping often have very complex personal circumstances. It’s our job to help and support them in the right way as much as possible so that it can help transform their lives into something much better than they might otherwise have hoped for. This is a welcome boost to funding to help us make a real difference this winter.”

 

 

Migration Matters Festival 2018

7 Jun

We’re so excited to invite you to the third Migration Matters Festival taking place in venues across Sheffield from the 19th to the 23rd of June in what will be the UK’s 20th annual Refugee Week.

Sheffield will host the largest city-wide festival celebrating migration and sanctuary where all events are Pay-What-You-Decide and free for anyone seeking sanctuary, refugees or anyone who is financially vulnerable.

The festival will bring communities together to enjoy a rich mix of international, UK and Sheffield based artists ranging from theatre, music, dance, exhibitions, workshops and much more! Attached is the press release and below are the links to the full programme and where to find us online.

Links:

– Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/migrationmattersfestival/

– Website – www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk

– Full programme – https://issuu.com/moordeli/docs/migmat2018

– Tickets for Good – https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/

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