Archive | August, 2018

Lets Build Health Grants Open for Bids

24 Aug

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Let’s Build Health Grants: Firth Park, Shiregreen (& surrounding areas)

Let’s Build Health Grants (up to £1,000) available to help create opportunities and develop local activity that improves health and wellbeing in the following neighbourhoods

  •  Firth Park
  • Shiregreen
  • Wincobank
  • Grimesthorpe
  • Brushes
  • Flowers
  • Stubbin

We want to allocate funding for activities in these neighbourhoods which support the overall aims of the Firth Park/Shiregreen People Keeping Well (PKW) Community Partnership, including (not exhaustive)

  • Increased awareness of and involvement in community activities
  • Increased uptake of volunteering opportunities
  • Increased participation and awareness of the benefits of green space and   physical activity
  • Improved health literacy.

Funds are limited so to avoid disappointment , apply soon

Deadline                                                                   Friday 14th September 2018

Panel Meeting & Decision wk beginning         Monday 24th – September 2018

 

For Further information (or to request an application form) please contact

Project Coordinator Rosie Strathearn-Brady

Tel.      0114 213 4065

Email.  rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

Pop In Police Station comes to local areas

22 Aug

Please note the date for Firvale Community Hub session is on the 19th September not the 29th as stated in the poster below 

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Heeley City Farm Autumn Show

20 Aug

Heeley Mini Festival

20 Aug

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SOAR Job Opportunity

20 Aug

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Have Your Say on Community Funds

15 Aug

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Overview

The Council receives a payment called a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for new building projects, which is then used to fund necessary improvements in infrastructure.

We are seeking views on our proposals to use the Local CIL (Neighbourhood Portion) in Sheffield to

  • promote the development of Neighbourhood Plans across the city
  • ensure that areas of higher deprivation receive a fairer overall share
  • improve how local communities are involved in the decisions on how it is spent

What we are seeking views on

We now need your views on how the Neighbourhood Portion is allocated in non-parished areas or those areas without a Neighbourhood Plan, as well as how local communities are involved in the decisions on how it is spent.

To help you see the process we are consulting on please click on the link here  flowchart

To read the consultation in full please follow the link below

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/communities-business-strategy/use-of-the-community-infrastructure-levy/

 

 

Free Computer Classes

10 Aug

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Free computer classes

We know that many of our tenants don’t have the confidence or the know-how to access the internet. That’s why we have an arrangement with Heeley Trust to deliver free computer classes to help our tenants get online.

Being able to do things online like shopping, banking and socialising, can save you money and make things easier and more convenient. Importantly, from November you will only be able to apply for the Welfare Benefit Universal Credit online.

How these classes can help you

If you’re a Council tenant and would like to do more on the internet but you’re not sure how to, or if you’re worried about having to apply online for Universal Credit, then why not sign-up to a class near you?

The classes are held at venues all across the city and are run by friendly, helpful advisors from the Heeley Trust who will help you gain the skills you need at a pace that suits you.

As well as help to apply for Universal Credit, the classes also cover lots of other topics like how to stay safe on the internet, staying in touch with friends and family, accessing health and other services and online banking.

Go to a computer class near you

You can book a computer class over the phone on 0114 399 1070 or email learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com. Just pick the class you like and let us know you’re coming.

You can attend the following classes at your local library
• Firth Park               Monday 10am – 12pm
• Manor                     Monday 2pm – 4pm
• Totley                      Tuesday 10am – 12pm
• Central Library     Tuesday 10am – 12pm
• Burngreave            Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
• Woodseats              Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
• Walkley                   Wednesday 1.30pm – 3.30pm
• Crystal Peaks          Thursday 10am – 12pm
• Greenhill                 Friday 10am – 12pm
• Chapeltown            Friday 10am – 12pm

More free classes available across the city at

  • Balfour House (Stocksbridge)                                  Tuesday 10am – 12pm
  • Emerson Community Room (Parson Cross)          Monday 10am – 12pm
  • Greenland Community Centre                                 Wednesday 10am – 12pm
  • Hanover TARA                                                             Monday & Thursday 2pm – 4pm
  • Langsett Community Room                                       Wednesday 10am – 12pm
  • Stannington TARA                                                       Thursday 10am – 12pm

Just call 0114 399 1070 or email learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com to book your spot.

Samaritans roadshow comes to Sheffield

8 Aug

Samaritans Roadshow

Samaritans volunteers and Sheffield City Council staff will be meeting local residents on Thursday 16 August. The charity will be running a roadshow, sharing wellbeing tips and highlighting the support available to anyone in the community who may not be coping.

The roadshow will run from 10am to 5pm, with Samaritans volunteers providing emotional support in the We Listen trailer in Barkers Pool, Sheffield.

Local mental health charities, Sheffield Mind and Sheffield Flourish are also setting up a stall to raise awareness of their local support and advice services.

Jane Hewitt, volunteer and Director of Samaritans’ Sheffield Branch said: “As Samaritans volunteers, we know how much listening to someone at a low point can help them feel less alone. It makes them more able to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, and gives them the time and space to reflect and move on.

“Not everyone will feel ready or able to talk to family, friends or colleagues, but the more we promote what good listening is, and how you encourage others to talk, the more we hope people will open up to someone they trust before they reach crisis point.

“We’re here to listen and support, no matter what you’re dealing with. We’re pleased to have the opportunity to talk with shoppers, visitors and local people, to let them know that anyone can contact Samaritans for free. We’re grateful to Sheffield City Council and everyone involved for helping us to spread the word about support services in the area.”

People will have the opportunity to fill in a ‘Thank You for Listening’ postcard for someone who has listened to them when they needed them to. The cards will be available at the roadshow.

Sheffield City Council’s Councillor Jackie Drayton said: “We want Sheffield to be a place where everyone feels confident to talk about mental health openly and honestly, knowing that there are people there to listen and help.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Samaritans to support this valuable event.  The We Listen trailer is a great way to find out more about the fantastic work Samaritans does and the wellbeing support its volunteers provide.”

Samaritans hosts a range of outreach events every year throughout the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of the charity and encourage people to seek help before reaching crisis point.

Anyone can contact Samaritans any time, for free, from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit. The number will not show up on your phone bill. You can also email jo@samaritans.org or go to http://www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch where you can talk to one of our trained volunteers face to face.

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Want to make a positive difference in Firth Park ? See below for how to get involved

8 Aug

Firth Park Forum

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Help us with the Sheffield Housing Survey, with a chance to win £100

3 Aug

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