Archive | June, 2015

One of the great projects funded by Burngreave ward members in 2014 – Handmade Cinema

26 Jun

balloonsIn 2014 a group called Handmade Cinema applied to the Burngreave ward pot for a grant to deliver free film themed art workshops and a free screening of a film with face painting, crafts and entertainment. They recognised that with cinema prices rising, this was no longer an accessible form of entertainment to lots of families. The application met the ward priority of ‘encouraging positive activities for children and young people’.

Ward members granted the group £500 which paid for facilitators, venue hire, film licences, promotional materials and art materials.

On February 28th Handmade Cinema took over Burngreave Scout Hut for a family friendly double bill screening of ‘Up’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. Children and families from Burngreave benefited from having a film screening that took place directly in their neighbourhood. Parents commented on the lovely atmosphere the event had, in which they could take part in craft activities with their children, have a drink or a snack for a low price whilst catching up with their friends and how it was great to have the chance to meet and get to know other families in the area. The grant kept costs down so the group was able to reach some of the more disadvantaged families from the area.

Find out more about Handmade Cinema here

Apply for grants here

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Firth Park Academy Summer Fair Tomorrow

26 Jun


JOBS: Healthy Weight Practitioner and Administrator

25 Jun


Healthy Weight Practitioner – Full time (40hours/week) – £21,000 per annum

Administrator – 30 hours per work – £18,000 pro rata


Why Weight Sheffield Office, Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA

Weight Management Centre is a leading provider of weight management services in the UK. The company successfully won the contract to deliver community based weight management programmes for children aged 5-19 years olds and adults 16+ on behalf of Sheffield City Council. These were launched from April 2015 as the ‘Why Weight Sheffield’ range of services.

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Sheffield team with two positions available; Healthy Weight Practitioner and Administrator.

A full time Healthy Weight Practitioner is required to join the Tier 3 Fresh Start programme. The role of the healthy weight practitioner is to deliver on the specialist weight management programme (Fresh Start) working with adults who are morbidly obese (BMI 35+). Experience and qualifications in either fitness, exercise or nutrition are required. Ideal candidates will have a related degree (or appropriate qualifications) and experience in the field of weight management, preferably working with overweight or obese clients, or a background of working in a related health and wellness setting.

The role of the administrator is to provide efficient and effective administration support to the staff and services that form the Why Weight Sheffield Weight Management Team. Experience of working in a busy office environment is essential.

Further information about the services offered by the Why Weight Sheffield Team can be found on our website or by calling the office on (0114) 321 1253.

For further details and an application pack please email clearly stating which position you are interested in in the email subject line.

Applications close 10th July 2015



Part of Tramlines Fringe -Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance

25 Jun


Finding Our Feet Project

24 Jun

Follow the link below to find information about a new project that is being run through the Northern Refugee Centre called ‘Finding Our Feet’. It is for members of the Refugee, Asylum Seeker, vulnerable migrant community who could benefit from visits and walks in the Peak District. The trips are free.

The project can also offer to support groups who want to apply for funding to organise activities for refugees and or asylum seekers.


Tell us what you think of urgent care health services

24 Jun

nhsJune 2015

Tell us what you think of urgent care health services

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning (CCG) is asking local people to share their experiences and thoughts about the city’s urgent care services, as part of a review into how and why people access them. The CCG is asking people in Sheffield to share any recent experiences of the following services:



  • Accident and Emergency
  • Minor Injuries Units
  • 999
  • NHS 111
  • Walk-in-Centres
  • Pharmacies
  • Out-of hours GP
  • GP Practice – as an emergency


The review follows a challenging winter for urgent care services and we need to ensure that Sheffield’s services are suitable for the future.


Dr StJohn Livesey, Sheffield GP and the CCG’s Clinical Director for Urgent Care, said:


“Each year, urgent care services in Sheffield experience more demand and pressure placed upon them. As a result, the CCG is fully committed to ensuring that the current system is fit for the future and that people can continue to receive high quality and safe healthcare.


We are encouraging all local people to share their experiences of these services so we can understand that they are accessing the right services, at the right time in the right locations.


This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone across Sheffield to get involved and have their say.”


Cards and information about the review will be sent to GP practices, pharmacies and other services explaining how people can get involved.


For more information on how to get involved visit:


Our survey can be found at:


If you have a story to tell you can contact Patient Opinion


For more information or to ask for a paper version of the survey, please contact Sarah Baygot, Communications Manager on 0114 305 1398 or email

Firth Park Summer Fun Day 2015

23 Jun