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5 Things to Help Your Community In Response To Covid-19

17 Mar



Community Action Response – five things you can do

  1. Think of others, consider your actions & be kind: People in every community will face the challenges of COVID-19 in some way – from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.
  2. Connect and reach out to your neighbours: as self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check in on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers and stay in touch.
  3. Make the most of local online groups: Keep up to date, share information and be a positive part of your local community conversations using platforms like Nextdoor.
  4. Support vulnerable or isolated people: different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. There are things you can do like volunteering for local support services or donating to food banks to help.
  5. Share accurate information and advice: Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19. Sign post them to the correct advice from Public Health England and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices.

Training Opportunities at Zest for Work

12 Mar

Training 1Training 2

Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors

12 Mar

Week Two of Sheffield’s month-long Festival of the Outdoors sees some big events, both outdoors and indoors, taking place this weekend!

Here’s a rundown of the weekend highlights, but there’s plenty more going on aside to this, so be sure to head over to the full event listings. 



Green Fingers Garden Competition 2020

6 Mar

2020 Poster final - A4 image


Feel Good Cycling

5 Mar

feel good


Get Set To Go

5 Mar


Kick-start your career with a housing apprenticeship

3 Mar

We currently have posts available for young people interested in a rewarding career in housing.

Our positions in furnished accommodation, housing solutions, estate services and as an apprentice neighbourhood officer will provide an interesting and varied role, where no two days are the same.

You will also be helping to make a difference, to people’s lives, estates and communities.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ qualification and the possibility of a permanent job. Read more about apprenticeships with Sheffield City Council.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 1st April.

More money for men’s domestic abuse accommodation

28 Feb

Council welcomes cash boost to domestic abuse accommodation for men in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that a bid for government funding support for survivors of domestic violence has been successful.

Sheffield has been awarded £67,336 of the Government’s £16.6m national fund. The funding pot has been made available to local authorities to bid for specialist help and housing provision for those affected by domestic abuse.

The fund will help fill the gaps in specialist safe housing provision for domestic abuse victims. The pilot scheme, starting in April for the duration of one year will provide supported accommodation for men, including LGBT+ community, and some women for whom the current refuge provision is not suitable.

Cabinet member for Health and Social Care at Sheffield City Council, George Lindars-Hammond said: “We are delighted with the news of our successful bid to Government to enable Sheffield Council to work with our partners IDAS and Target Housing to provide specialist supported safe accommodation for men who are at risk of domestic abuse, and women for whom refuge is not appropriate.

“We know that Domestic Abuse affects thousands of people in Sheffield each year and we are committed to supporting all people who suffer, including men and LGBT+ people. The funding will help us to meet our ambition of expanding our specialist supported accommodation provision to more people.

The accommodation will include safety features and will be provided and managed by Target Housing. Residents will have access to the help they need from Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) who currently provide specialist domestic abuse services in Sheffield.

CEO of IDAS, Sarah Hill said: “This funding is great news for victims living in Sheffield. We know from years of experience that victims are most at risk at the point when they escape an abusive relationship. So to increase their options for safe, emergency accommodation with support, is absolutely vital.

“We very much look forward to working closely with partners to set up the new service over the coming months.

The new fund will mean the refuge provision can be extended to provide 8 extra units to support 8 victims (and children if relevant) with the potential to support approximately 25 people per year.

CEO of Target Housing, Shaun Needham said: “We are very excited about the new pilot scheme for those affected by domestic abuse in the city. We are proud to be a part of this new initiative especially one that we believe will be very innovative and will seek to address a very complex issue in a new and different way.”

Primary and Community Mental Health Transformation Programme – Survey

26 Feb

The Primary and Community Mental Health Transformation Programme are now consulting to better understand mental health and provide support for people with mental health.  Please complete the survey following the link below:


New service available for anyone affected by suicide

25 Feb

New service available for anyone affected by suicide

AMPARO is a new service who can offer support to anyone who has been affected by suicide, whether this is family members, friends or work colleagues.

The service provides support in a range of ways including one to one individual advice, help with media enquiries, support and guidance up to and including the inquest and signposting to further services.

Amparo will be delivered by Listening Ear and is supported by a multi-agency approach including South Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Group and Sheffield City Council.

The service for Sheffield launched on Friday 31 January 2020

Accessed by calling: 0330 088 9255,


or through an online referral form available at