Festival of the Outdoors National Orienteering Race, 1 March

28 Feb

Come and join in a national level orienteering race and explore beautiful Burbage in the Northern Peak District, right on the edge Sheffield where Yorkshire meets Derbyshire. All ages and abilities welcome.

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Sheffield has been selected to host UEFA Women’s EURO semi-final in 2021

28 Feb

Sheffield will welcome thousands of international visitors as the city hosts three UEFA Women’s EURO group stage games at Bramall Lane, on 10, 14 and 18 July, plus a semi-final match on 27 July 2021.

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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.”

Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors

28 Feb

The Festival of the Outdoors returns this March, ready to kick off the city’s outdoor season with a full month of events and activities, celebrating the strength of Sheffield’s vibrant outdoor communities.

Headline events for the festival include the Rab Climbing Works International FestivalSheffield Adventure Film FestivalBig Running Weekend and The Magnificent Seven.

South Yorkshire Orienteers will also help kick-start the festival when they host a national orienteering race out at Burbage on Sunday 1 March.

A new addition for 2020 and one of Sheffield’s biggest major events, the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon has also come on board to become part of the Festival of the Outdoors this year.

The outdoors is for everyone and with so much on offer in our wonderful city we want to spread the word as far and wide as possible. Whether it’s watching, participating or trying something for the very first time, there’s lots of opportunity to get involved – come and join us!

You can download the Festival Guide here.

If you are a business, please also get in touch if you would like some printed festival guides to supply to your customers, and if you have an event taking place in March that fits with the Festival of the Outdoors, then visit here to submit your event to the Festival Listings.

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:




Bags of Tastes course

26 Feb


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,

Emailing:  amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk

or through an online referral form available at www.listening-ear.co.uk.

Skin Confidence Workshop 07 March 2020

18 Feb

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Job Vacancies

18 Feb

Centres Development Co-ordinator   

  • £17,983 – £19,324  – 37 hours per week – permanent

As Centres Development Co-ordinator, you will work with the Centres Team and the wider SOAR team to promote and activate our centres.  This is a new role in the Centres Team; its additional focus is on Centres development, income generation and developing a coherent offer across all centres.

If you have any questions about the application form or if you would like to talk to someone about the job, please contact Ellen Summers (Centres Manager) on 0114 213 4122

Application closing date Thursday 20 February (12.00 noon) & interviews will be held Tuesday 25th February 2020.


Community Development Worker (Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time 37.5 hrs/wk. (but may consider part time – min 30 hrs) – Fixed Term 2-year contract initially.
  • Salary £18,000 pa or pro rata if part time

To act as the lead worker and named point of contact for local community groups in helping development health and wellbeing support and advice in the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Partnership area. This will include capacity building support to community groups, promoting co-operation and collaboration between existing groups to help maximise potential, use of resources and the development of a volunteering opportunities and training programme.

Closing date Friday 28 February 2020

Find out more at:  https://soarcommunity.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/


Taste of Kelham Island Tour: 21 Feb

7 Feb

The Taste of Kelham Island Tour is the ultimate long lunch. Take a culinary journey visiting a range of independent eating establishments and enjoy generous samples at each stop. There are 6 steps in total with a selection of different cuisines. You will also hear interesting facts about this historic district of Sheffield (the island dates back to the 12th Century).

Interested? Find out more!