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Life and Work in the UK – Know your Rights

26 Jan

Modern Slavery – Know the Signs

26 Jan

Financial Support From Grant-Giving Charities

22 Jan

North Sheffield

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Covid-19 Hardship Related Assistance Scheme

13 Jan

North Sheffield

Sheffield City Council are administering Covid-19 Hardship Related Assistance provided under the Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) to support households facing hardship as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Applicants do not need to be claiming benefits already and can apply independently without being referred from other statutory bodies.

All information including an application form is available online

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Forced Closure Business Grants

30 Nov

Find out more about grants to support businesses in Sheffield as a result of the lockdown. The link below will direct you to the support page:

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-hub/support-for-business#grants

DAY OF ACTION SUPPORTING PEOPLE ON THE STREETS – 12/11/2020

15 Nov

Inter-agency working between services supporting people who are homeless or rough sleeping is well established in Sheffield. This partnership working takes many forms, including regular meetings, sharing of information, and outreach sessions around the city centre and surrounding areas.

Find out more by visiting the following link:

http://www.helpushelp.uk/blog/day-of-action-supporting-people-on-the-streets

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries in Sheffield

15 Nov

In 2021, Museums Sheffield and Site Gallery are both set to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow as part of a programme to get more people from low socio-economic backgrounds into cultural careers. Across the UK there are 50 exciting opportunities to develop a career in the arts, with each role playing an important part in the host organisation.

  • Museums Sheffield is looking to recruit a Curatorial Assistant (Exhibitions), who will work with colleagues across the organisation to create engaging exhibitions that showcase great art and design, shine a spotlight on our shared histories, and tell the remarkable story of Sheffield and its people. You can find out more and apply here
  • Site Gallery is welcoming applications for the role of Programme Assistant, who will work within Site’s creative team and be involved in all aspects of making exhibitions and working with diverse communities to encourage people to engage with contemporary art. You can find out more and apply here

Both roles will offer an early stage career opportunity for someone to grow their creativity, skills and knowledge and make a meaningful contribution to the work of Sheffield’s galleries and museums.  The roles are supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, which has been developed to create career pathways for applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds who are significantly under-represented in the arts and cultural sector. Find out more about the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme here

New restrictions material

15 Nov

Sheffield Council have recently added this Facebook image to  www.sheffield.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityresources  for you to download and share in your communities. 

Please link it back to www.sheffield.gov.uk/rulesandrestrictions. It is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Czech, English, Kurdish, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Slovak, Somali, Tigrinya and Urdu

National lockdown restrictions

15 Nov

England entered a lockdown on Thursday 5th November and the lockdown measures will remain in place until Wednesday 2nd December.

The restrictions mean that:

  • People are to stay at home except for education, work (if it can’t be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others.
  • Households are not allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens.
  • Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space.
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation is allowed, but gyms are closed, along with pubs and restaurants.
  • Takeaways and deliveries can continue but all non-essential shops are closed.
  • Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities remain open.   
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone and households made up of single parents and children can continue. Children are able to move between homes if their parents are separated.
  • Hotels are open for people who have to travel for work.
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are not allowed, apart from exceptional circumstances.
  • Places of worship are closed apart from allowing funerals (with restrictions on number of people attending) and service broadcasting, and remain open if they function as a food bank. 
  • Workplaces are asked to stay open if people cannot work from home, including construction and manufacturing.

The Government advise people who are extremely clinically vulnerable not to go to work if they are unable to work from home

Face masks must be worn on all public transport and people cannot car share with someone from outside their household or their support bubble unless they can practise social distancing.

People who need to use public transport should follow the safer travel guidance

We have updated our rules and restrictions information here: www.sheffield.gov.uk/rulesandrestrictions and full details on the national restrictions are at: www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november.

There are also translated materials you may find useful at: www.bigleaffoundation.org.uk/covid-19-advice.html

What to do if you have signs or symptoms

13 Nov

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

There are now 6 testing centres in Sheffield at the following locations:

  • Local Testing Site at Sharrow
  • Local Testing Site at Darnall
  • Regional Testing Site at Meadowhall
  • The Mobile Testing Unit based at Olympic Legacy Park has relocated to Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall.
  • Local Testing Site at Burngreave
  • Local Testing Site at Upperthorpe 

You should only book a test if you have symptoms of Covid-19. Tests must be pre-booked and can only be booked via the national NHS portal online nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Stay at home and continue to self-isolate until you get your test results – only leave home to have a test. 

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