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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:


Big City Conversation

17 Dec

We want to hear from Sheffielders from every part of the city about the issues that matter to them, their communities and neighbourhoods, and how the Council serves the city.

Important Survey for Men At Risk of Domestic Abuse

17 Dec

Sheffield City Council Housing Independence Service are interested in hearing from men who have been affected by domestic abuse and needed emergency housing and or support. This is so that they can better understand the needs of men in this situation, and consider our commissioning accordingly. SCC also intend to bid for some additional funding to extend services specifically for men in this situation.

Please could you ask your providers/staff etc if they could support any of their male and LGBT+ clients to fill in the survey.

The Big City Conversation- we want to hear from you

12 Nov

Sheffield City Council are having a Big City Conversation with citizens, partners, community groups and other stakeholders across the city over the coming months.

We want to hear from Sheffielders from every part of the city about the issues that matter to them, their communities and neighbourhoods, and how the Council serves the city.

An online consultation is now live, and you can complete the survey by following the following link:


“Continence Services for people living in Sheffield. We want to hear about your experience”

12 Nov

Have you used continence services in Sheffield? Do you care for someone who uses continence services? We want to hear from you. Throughout November, a group of Councillors from Sheffield City Council are listening to people’s experience of using continence services in Sheffield.

Chair of the Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Cate McDonald wants people to come forward and share their views – “Continence isn’t something that gets discussed much, but good continence services play a vital role in keeping people independent and well in our communities. We want to shine a spotlight on continence services, to understand whether they are meeting the needs of people in Sheffield, and make recommendations for improvement. We want to make sure that people’s experience is at the heart of our work, so we’re asking you to come forward and share your views with us.  We want people to feel comfortable talking to us about this, so we’re offering a range of ways to get in touch – you can email us at or call us on 0114 27 35065 and we can arrange a convenient time to talk, or you can fill in our online form here.”

Private Sector Housing Strategy Feedback and Consultation

24 Sep

Phase 1 Consultation

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Private Sector Housing Strategy Survey which took place in June and July 2019. A total of 217 households responded, 125 home owners and 92 private renters. Below is some feedback from the consultation and our response.

You told us:

  • You want more housing advice and information on our website and for us to promote it through social media.
  • You would find it helpful if we provided the following advice and support:
  • Help to make your home more energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon through better insulation, renewal energies and upgrading heating systems
  • A handy person scheme to carry out small repairs and home and garden maintenance
  • Home security advice
  • Help to find more affordable accommodation especially in the private rented sector
  • More landlord regulation and greater tenancy security for private rented tenants

Following feedback from this consultation the challenges identified in the Strategy are:

  • Challenge 1 – Limited awareness of the support available to home owners and private renters
  • Challenge 2 – Poor condition of private sector housing
  • Challenge 3 – Climate change
  • Challenge 4 – Managing the private rented sector
  • Challenge 5 – People living in unsuitable homes which is affecting their health
  • Challenge 6 – Increasing numbers of long term empty homes
  • Challenge 7 – Rising house prices and private rents
  • Challenge 8 – Sustainable neighbourhoods


To address these challenges and support private residents in their homes we have identified four priorities for the Strategy. These have been revised following feedback in the first phase of consultation.


  Proposed priorities in the consultation Proposed revised priorities
1 Provide the right housing advice and support to home owners and  private rented tenants Provide the right housing advice and support to home owners, private rented tenants and landlords
2 Improve the condition of private sector housing Improve the condition, safety and energy efficiency of private sector housing
3 Support vulnerable people to live healthy and independent lives in their home Support people to live healthy independent lives in their home
4 Make the best use of existing homes in the city Improve access to affordable housing in the private sector to sustain neighbourhoods

The full draft Strategy is available to download below

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Please take the time to read this document and give your views. This feedback will be considered when developing the final Private Sector Housing Strategy and will help to make sure that our proposed plans meet the needs of home owners and private rented tenants living in Sheffield.

Give Us Your Views

Draft Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy

24 Sep

The draft Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy will set out the types of assistance available to private occupants, home owners and private rented tenants, to improve their living conditions and enable independent living.

The main focus of the assistance will be for low income households that do not have the means to make home improvements themselves and disabled people that need assistance to live independently in their home through the provision of adaptations, equipment or assistive technology.

In this consultation we want to know your views on our definition of a ‘low income’ household and the proposed assistance to include in the policy. The attached summary table is a brief description of each product and full details can be found in the Assistance Policy.

Proposed low income household definition

A low household is defined as having a gross income of no more than:

•             £19,200 for single person

•             £21,600 for a couple with no children.

•             £25,200 for a single person or couple with dependent children.

•             Have savings of no more than £6,000

And/or may be in receipt of at least one of the principal means-tested and/or disability related benefits. The income related benefits include those stipulated by the Department of Working Pensions as at April 2019, which are:

•             Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

•             Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

•             Income Support

•             Pension Credit

•             Tax Credits (Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit)

•             Housing Benefit

•             Council Tax Support

•             Social Fund (Sure Start Maternity Grant, Funeral Payment, Cold  Weather                               Payment)

•             Universal Credit

Give Us Your Views