Archive | February, 2015

The Streets Ahead Newsletter – February 2015

27 Feb

Streets Ahead Newsletter – February 2015 FINAL 26.02.15.pdf


Improve your English at a FREE Conversation Class at Oasis Academy, Firvale

25 Feb


SMART AddictionRecovery sessions on Tuesdays at 2.30pm at KeyChanges, Elm Lane S5 7TR.

25 Feb

From Tuesday 3 March, KeyChanges are holding SMART Recovery sessions on Tuesdays at 2.30pm at KeyChanges, 1-11a Elm Lane, Sheffield, S5 7TR.

SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery group that is open to all forms of addiction and looks at different methods and approaches to overcoming your addictions.

For more information please contact KeyChanges on 0114 2459508.


Equality Hub Network news 25 Feb 2015

25 Feb


· Submission deadlines for Equality Hub Network newsletter

· Summary of 5 December 2014 Equality Hub Network event

· Disability Hub meeting, Thur 26 Feb

· Disability Equality Roadshows – Disability Sheffield, Thur 26 Feb, Mon 16 Mar, Wed 24 Mar

· Help to Shape Future Services: A Public Health Research Event, Wed 4 Mar

· Monthly People’s Forum – Free Voice, Fri 6 Mar

· The Lean Mean Process Machine! Sat 7 Mar

· International Women’s Day event, Sat 7 Mar

· International Cultural Evening – Uni of Sheff International Students’ Committee, Sat 7 Mar

· Bellydance Hafla – Bella Shimmy, Sat 7 Mar

· Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group annual conference, Tue 10 Mar

· St Patrick’s Day event – Sheffield Irish Association, Tue 17 Mar

· Human Rights and Dementia Care Conference, Wed 18 Mar

· Work Life Discovery Workshop – Women to Work, Wed 25 Mar

· Sheffield Hate Crime Panel, Wed 25 Mar

· Women’s Centenary Exhibition – WILPF, Fri 27 Mar

· #ThisGirlCanSheffield – Activity Sheffield, Mar 2015 – Mar 2016

· Festival of Debate, March through April 2015

· FEMALE – Inova Consultancy, March and April 2015

· Enterprise4All – Inova Consultancy, March and April 2015

· Free one day conference on forced marriage – in partnership with Ashiana, Thur 30 Apr

· Concert in support of Friends of Edward Carpenter, Sun 17 May

· A Short Survey – E.D.E.N Film Productions

· Report on the Impact of Welfare Reform in Sheffield

· Movement Against Xenophobia

· Sheffield City Council still in Stonewall Top 100 employers

· Free NHS Health Checks

Submission deadlines for Equality Hub Network newsletter

  • Mon 16 Mar (newsletter out 23 Mar)
  • Mon 13 Apr (newsletter out 20 Apr)
  • Mon 11 May (newsletter out 18 May)
  • Mon 15 Jun (newsletter out 22 Jun)
  • Mon 13 Jul (newsletter out 20 Jul)
  • Mon 17 Aug (newsletter out 24 Aug)
  • Mon 14 Sep (newsletter out 21 Sep)
  • Mon 12 Oct (newsletter out 19 Oct)
  • Mon 9 Nov (newsletter out 16 Nov)
  • Mon 7 Dec (newsletter out 14 Dec)

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Summary of 5 December 2014 Equality Hub Network event

A summary of the Equality Hub Network event on ensuring fairness in the Council’s Budget and the presentations from the day are now available on the event webpage.

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Disability Hub meeting

Thursday 26 February 2015, 1pm to 3:15pm

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

Disability Hub meetings are open to anyone interested in disability issues. This meeting will focus on independent advocacy. Email equalitiesandinvolvement or ring 0114 273 5861 for more information or to confirm your attendance.

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Disability Equality Roadshows – Disability Sheffield

Thursday 26 February, 5.30pm to 8pm – for BSL users with Deaf Advisory Team, Sheffield Advice

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW

Monday 16 March – with Manor & Castle Development Trust

Manor Library, Ridgeway Road, S12 2SS

Wednesday 24 March – with SOAR

Firth Park Methodist Church, 8 Stubbin Lane, S5 6QL

The Equality Roadshows are being set up to hear first-hand from disabled people, their carers and families about the issues affecting them. This is to help the Council focus on the biggest challenges and ensure they move forward.

So come and tell us what it’s like to live in your community if you have a disability or long term health condition. For more information or to book a place at any of the events contact Andrew Crooks at Disability Sheffield on 0114 253 6750, email andrew.crooks or go to Disability Equality Roadshows.

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Help to Shape Future Services: A Public Health Research Event

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 10am to 12pm

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

Sheffield Hallam University is researching how Allied Health Professionals are helping to improve the health and quality of life of people in Sheffield, through preventing and treating physical & mental health conditions. This event is being organised by Healthwatch Sheffield together with Sheffield Hallam University.

The event is for anyone who has experience as a patient, service user, carer or provider of services for: Early years (under 5’s), Older People, Making Every Contact Count or Emotional Wellbeing.

Allied Health Professionals include: Art/Drama/Music Therapists, Paramedics, Podiatrists, Dieticans, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Speech therapists, etc.

To book contact Healthwatch Sheffield on 0114 253 668 or info.

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Monthly People’s Forum – Free Voice

Friday 6 March 2015, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Quaker Meeting House, St James St, S1 2EW

We are a group of people who all have some learning difficulty. We want to invite you to our monthly People’s Forum.

People’s Forum is a safe place to come and be part of a supportive community. It is a chance to discuss concerns and share problems and look at more serious issues like hate crime. It is also a social event – we’ll have fun too, games, tombola, refreshments. Guest speakers from ‘Speakup’ will talk about advocacy. Do come along and join us. Contact Paula on 07950 058 858 or Tracy on 07910 453 606.

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The Lean Mean Process Machine!

Saturday 7 March 2015, 10am to 1pm

Eten Cafe, 2-4 York Street, S1 2ER

A Lean Processes Seminar for Women to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is a practical seminar aimed at women in business who have heard of ‘Lean’, would like to know more about it, and want to learn how to apply ‘Lean’ to their own business processes.

In this 3 hour seminar you will:

  • get an introduction to Lean history and key concepts
  • learn to use Lean tools
  • apply those tools to your own real life business processes

To join the seminar, email hashford58.

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International Women’s Day event – Women’s Hub

Saturday 7 March 2015, 12pm to 5pm

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

A variety of workshops and activities by, for and about women is being organised by the Women’s Hub to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) this year. All welcome although some spaces are women only. The brochure, which includes information about other IWD events around Sheffield, is available to download on the IWD webpage.

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International Cultural Evening – University of Sheffield International Students’ Committee

Saturday 7 March, 2015, doors open at 6:30pm

Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA

Experience over 15 short performances from international student groups, who will showcase their cultures from all over the world! It will also feature stunning guest performances from local Sheffield performing arts groups. An unmissable evening as the diverse cultures are represented through dances, music and plays in such a colourful way that is sure to keep you amazed throughout the night! Feel free to come in your national/cultural dress!

The International Cultural Evening (ICE) is an annually organised night of cultural performances. This year we are celebrating its 43rd year running! As the years passed, ICE has evolved to a high profile event which provides students the opportunity to openly celebrate their cultures. Spread the love, share the moments and join the experience with #ICE2015!

Tickets: SU Box Office, City Hall Box Office and Online at

Price: £5, £4 NUS/CONC adv

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Bellydance Hafla – Bella Shimmy

Saturday 7 March 2015, 7.30pm to 11.30pm

St Andrews URC Hall, Upper Hanover St, S3 7RQ

Fundraiser for One Billion Rising and local organisations working to address violence against women and girls. All women and men welcome. Event includes performances join-in dances and disco, bring and share buffet, BYO beverages, souk, and raffle. Tickets £7 adult, £6.50 performers/concession, £3 14 years and under. Contact Julia: bellashimmy or 07786 868 369.

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Sheffield 2015 and beyond – How do we live together? (annual community conference) – Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 9.45am to 12.30pm, followed by lunch

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

The Cohesion Advisory Group community conference is held annually to maintain connections with the community by reporting back on our activities, seeking advice and talking together about sustaining community cohesion in the city. It provides a forum to promote dialogue between all and to learn from each other.

This year’s conference will look at renewing the Cohesion Strategy for Sheffield. It will provide a community perspective on how Sheffield is changing and how this impacts on cohesion.

Book your place:

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St Patrick’s Day event – Sheffield Irish Association

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

Join us at Town Hall to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Irish music, speeches from dignitaries, information stalls and more.

Contact Dave Oldroyd at daveoldroyd for further info.

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Human Rights and Dementia Care Conference

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 1.15pm to 4.45 pm

Sheffield Hallam University, Lecture Theatre 0.06 in Heart of Campus Collegiate Crescent, S10 2BP

This event has been organised by law students and staff at Sheffield Hallam University Department of law and Criminology. The event will focus on the law and older people and raise awareness of research in areas such as Human Rights and dementia care.

The event will feature keynote speakers, an expert panel and Q&A session. The event will be particularly relevant to health and social care practitioners and social work and social care students in statutory and voluntary sectors and those with an interest in these areas. More info about booking and the topic covered at

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Work Life Discovery Workshop – Women to Work

Wednesday 25 March 2015, 10am to 1pm

The Workstation, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

The Work Life Discovery coaching workshop will help you to define your work life vision, re-connect with who you are and all you have to offer. This friendly coaching workshop will help you to identify your STRENGTHS and future work life VISION enabling you to create YOUR ACTION PLAN. You will also learn practical self-coaching tools to build your own personal capability to sustain your future journey. Contact Emma or Jenny at info for more details or visit

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Sheffield Hate Crime Panel

Wednesday 25 March 2015, 5:45pm

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

The Sheffield Hate Crime Panel scrutinises reported incidents of hate crime within the city and offer advice to the Police and other public bodies on how best to deal with certain incidents. If you are interested in joining the panel, please contact andrew. More information on the Council’s hate crime and incidents webpage.

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Women’s Centenary Exhibition – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Sheffield branch

Friday 27 March 2015, 11am to 8pm and Saturday 28 March 2015, 8am to 1pm

Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH

WILPF Centenary Exhibition celebrates the work and effort of 1400 women suffragists from Europe and USA. In 1915 they travelled to an international congress in The Hague in an attempt to stop the slaughter of the First World War.

The women formulated proposals for peace and sent envoys to the heads of the states involved in the War. They founded the Women’s International League which later became WILPF. After the War, their proposals were influential in the formation of the new League of Nations. Our exhibition will both commemorate this history and reflect WILPF’s achievements and current work. For more info contact Rosalie Huzzard, WILPF-Sheffield secretary: rosalie.huzzard.

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#ThisGirlCanSheffield – Activity Sheffield

March 2015 until March 2016

Activities delivered at various times for various lengths at various venues across the city

This Girl Can Sheffield is for women and girls who want to know how, when and where they can get moving. It’s a campaign set to inspire those who want to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier than can be overcome.

It’s happening in Sheffield because of the national This Girl Can Sport England campaign which is encouraging more women to take up exercise and celebrates women who are doing their thing.

We’ve put some great opportunities together for you to try, so join us and get ready to do what you choose, visit www.movemoresheffield.come now!

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Festival of Debate

March through April 2015

The Festival of Debate will take place in Sheffield in the run up to the next general election
– with a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speaker events across March and April 2015. The festival aims to create a meaningful dialogue around key social, political and economic issues.

More info at

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FEMALE – Inova Consultancy

March and April 2015


The Female Project is specially designed for female business owners still in the difficult first 3 years of running their own business. It consists of workshops covering the areas of Business Strategy, Social Media for marketing purposes and face-to-face Mentoring. The Mentoring Circles™ will help to develop important skills needed to run a business successfully. It is possible to only attend one of the workshops. You can register for the GO4IT programme here.

The training will take place in March and April 2015. For the exact dates or more information please contact Laura at office or visit

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Enterprise4All – Inova Consultancy

March and April 2015


If you’re thinking of setting up a business or becoming self-employed, our Enterprise4All programme could be for you. This programme is geared towards aspiring entrepreneurs who need support to put their idea into action. This is a great chance to develop your ideas, learn core business skills, meet new people and build contacts, helping to get your business off to a great start!

The training will be based on our innovative Enterprise Circles™ methodology and will commence this March. For more information contact Niko at admin or

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Free one day conference on forced marriage – Imkaan and Rights of Women, Apna Haq (Rotherham) and Ashiana Sheffield

Thursday 30 April 2015, 10am to 4.30pm

St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

You are invited to attend a free one day conference hosted by Imkaan and Rights of Women in partnership with Apna Haq, Rotherham, and Ashiana Sheffield, to launch our research report on Forced Marriage. All participants will receive a copy of our new research and legal guide. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The conference will explore:

  • Current prevention, protection and provision for survivors of forced marriage
  • The new law criminalising forced marriage
  • Other legal remedies available to protect victims, including Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Confirmed speakers include:

Cris McCurley – Specialist Forced Marriage Solicitor: Ben Hoare Bell LLP

Dr Alan Billings – the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire

Janet McDermott – Imkaan

Ruth Tweedale – Solicitor and Senior Legal Officer: Rights of Women

Places are limited; please email janet or ring 0793 993 6471 to secure a place.

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Concert in support of Friends of Edward Carpenter

Sunday 17 May 2015, 7.30pm

Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

O’Hooley and Tidow and Out Aloud present a concert in support of the Friends of Edward Carpenter community project for International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today, Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it’s their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine.

Sheffield’s Gay Choir the wonderful Out Aloud draw their songs from many cultures around the world and perform at various events in the city to much acclaim. Formed in 2006 Out Aloud enables lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people in Sheffield to enjoy singing as a community.

More info and tickets:

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A Short Survey – E.D.E.N Film Productions

We are looking at running filmmaking workshops to engage members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) community in producing an educational feature length documentary about Sheffield’s Trans community and issues that affect the community to raise awareness and tackle prejudice through education and information.

Please help us make this happen by taking this short survey:

More info: clairewatkinson,

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Report on the Impact of Welfare Reform in Sheffield

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Communities and Households in Sheffield was published in November 2014 by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (Sheffield Hallam University) and commissioned by Sheffield City Council.

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Movement Against Xenophobia

It’s time to celebrate migrants not vilify. Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX) is starting a nationwide campaign urging people across the United Kingdom to celebrate immigrants and stand up against those who vilify them. A poster campaign across the rail network and London Underground will show real immigrants and highlight their contribution to British life.

MAX believes much of the discussion about immigration has become mired in a hostility which is alien to most British people. It is calling on those who welcome migrants who come here to work hard and make a contribution to our society to stand up and speak out.

Further information at

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Sheffield City Council still in Stonewall Top 100 employers

Sheffield City Council is ranked 88th in this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index with a score of 113 out of 200. The Workplace Equality Index is an effective way for employers to measure efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for its lesbian, gay and bisexual employees. Since 2005, more than 800 major employers have taken part in the Index using Stonewall’s criteria as a model for good practice. See all Stonewall Top 100 employers 2015.

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Free NHS Health Checks

Anyone aged between 40 and 74 who hasn’t already been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition may be entitled to a free NHS Health Check from their GP every 5 years. Eligible individuals will be invited to arrange an appointment with their GP.

The NHS Health Check involves measuring height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, and personalised advice is provided on improving lifestyle and reducing the risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and diabetes.

If you have contact with individuals or groups who are likely to benefit from a NHS Health Check please highlight the importance of taking up their invitations.

Further information at marie.birks.

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If you wish to be removed from the Equality Hub Network list, please email equalitiesandinvolvement with the subject ‘unsubscribe’.

Elections, Equalities and Involvement Team

Sheffield City Council

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Tel: 0114 27 35861

Email: equalitiesandinvolvement



International Women’s Day – Saturday 7th March – Free Event & All Welcome!

25 Feb

Sheffield Town Hall

Saturday 7th March, 12-5pm

Please join us for live music, activities and workshops; with a spectacular fashion show finale at 4pm.

There is also an opportunity to wander through our information hall of local organisations and visit our independent female traders in our Market Hall.

The event is free and open to all women, children and families.

Please note that some spaces are women only.

The Women’s Hub and all those involved in the planning group have created a celebratory, inclusive and fun event and we hope to see many of you there.

If you or your organisation uses Twitter, please follow us at @IWDSheffield and encourage attendees to join the Facebook event at

If you would like to register for a workshop please visit our Eventbrite page at

Please advertise the event within your organisation and forward this email to colleagues, friends, service users and anyone you feel would be interested.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me and apologies for cross posting.

Thank you and see you there!

2015 International Women’s Day Brochure.pdf

Allotments Available in the North East of Sheffield

25 Feb

North East allotment sites:

Brushes (Firth Park)

High Wincobank


Roe Woods


Parson Cross Family Gardens


Science and Art Exhibition at Parson Cross and Shiregreen

23 Feb

Do you know what goes on inside your body? How it works and what it looks like?

Ignite Imaginations invite you to explore, learn and be inspired by the body.

An interactive exhibition (open to the public March 16th – March 26th 2015) will tour 3 community spaces in Sheffield (Parsons Cross, Jordanthorpe and Shiregreen). Including workshops, exhibitions and discussions 8 areas of the body will be represented through different art forms, depicting regenerative medicine and bio engineering, the immune system, bones, dementia, the mouth and society, DNA and brain structure.

Find out how Art and Science can work together to tell the story of how the body works.

This event will be a part of Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering

Dates of the exhibition in North East Sheffield:

The Hub, Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen;

  • March 16 12noon-5pm
  • March 17th 10AM – 5PM
  • March 18th 10am-12 noon

Soarworks, 14 Knutton Road, Parson’s cross;

  • March 19th 10am-5pm
  • March 20th 10am-5pm
  • March 23rd 10-2pm

The exhibition will include:

• a giant interactive bone
• a paper folding exhibit inspired by the DNA
• a sculpture of the brain cortex and neurons
• Textile sculpture of the bone as a coral reef
• regenerative medicine and bio engineering sculpture
• An installation based on the beautiful forms found in bacterium
• A dementia installation to help children have more awareness and understanding
• A sound and photographic exhibition inspired by the mouth and society.

There is also a programme of workshops and talks as part of the exhibition- all FREE!

More information here

To book on a talk or workshop, to ensure a space please email or call 01142686813