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Week of events to help people stay safe in Sheffield

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15 November 2015 “It’s important that our people in Sheffield feel safe. We know that our vulnerable people are more at risk from people who would misuse them and we all need to play our part to keep them safe.” That’s the view of the Chair of Sheffield Safeguarding Board, Jane Haywood, who is joining the city council and partners ...

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Disability travel service up for two national awards

Chloe at the tram stop with Travel Trainer Elizabeth.

7 November 2017 Two travel training schemes that teach people with learning disabilities to travel independently, run by Sheffield City Council, have been shortlisted for national awards. In the past eight years, the schemes have helped more than 700 people make journeys by public transport, from home to school or work, giving them the confidence to go out by themselves ...

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Have your say on the future of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

6 November 2017 Local people are being asked to have their say on a future plan for Gleadless Valley that has the potential to transform the area. Sheffield City Council is consulting with local residents, schools and businesses from early November, after receiving £515,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a local masterplan. Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member ...

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Sheffield Council becomes the largest local authority to commit to UNISON’s ethical care charter

Carole Ring (Unison), Councillor Cate McDonald, Cabinet Member for Health and Social care at Sheffield City Council, Samantha Hudson (Care worker, Unison member), Dave Prentis (Unison General Secretary)
Vanessa Derwry (Care worker, Unison member), and Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council

25 October 2017 Sheffield Council becomes the largest local authority to commit to UNISON’s ethical care charter Council leaders and UNISON’s general secretary Dave Prentis have today signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. The move sets out a series of commitments to protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Sheffield residents. Signing the council up ...

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Boxer lends his weight to help prevent suicide

Johnny Nelson

8 September 2017 A famous boxer and former world champion is supporting a campaign in Sheffield to help prevent suicide. Johnny Nelson, who held the WBO Cruiserweight title from 1999-2005 and is an ambassador for Sheffield Mind, is encouraging people to speak out about their mental health, especially men. He said: “I know from personal experience how mental health issues ...

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Extra social care funding: Council aims to increase carer pay

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

19 July 2017 Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over three years ...

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People with learning disabilities lead fuller lives after care change

Tenants live full lives at the Cottam Road supported living scheme

11 April 2017 “It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.” That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities. Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years ago, Sheffield City Council ...

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Cycling boost for people with disabilities

People trying out adapted bikes at a Cycle For All session

16 March 2017 Cycling might seem like an impossible dream to some people with disabilities. But that’s being challenged by a local charity which loans out specially adapted bikes and now offers a discounted rate thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield Cycling for All, which is part of Disability Sheffield, runs every Tuesday and Thursday from Hillsborough Park. The ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

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15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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What would you do with an extra year?

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

9 March 2017 Increasing Sheffielders’ healthy life expectancy by one year is the main aim of a new public health strategy set to be agreed by council officials next week. Sheffield City Council’s public health strategy for 2017-2019 will go before a cabinet committee meeting on Wednesday 15 March. It has an overall vision of improving people’s healthy life expectancy, ...

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New service aims to give disabled people more dignity

David Statham uses the new service

2 March 2017 “Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.” That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently. Watch David’s story: The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need two ...

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Hurlfield View families can now book care

Care pic - photo credit More Good Foundation, Flickr

10 February 2017 Sheffield City Council is letting families and carers of people with dementia know about a range of new day care and pre-bookable respite care services that will replace those currently provided at Hurlfield View in Gleadless. The authority is sending letters to families and carers with details of the new services and how they can book a ...

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Victims of sexual violence in Sheffield supported to speak out

Sexual Violence Week 6 - 12 February 2017

7 February 2017 Sheffield supports the clear message that will be promoted nationally during Sexual Violence and Awareness Week this year – #itsnotok People are reminded if it’s not your body; it’s not your decision. Make sure you get consent. Sex without consent is rape or sexual assault. The awareness week, which runs between 6 – 12 February every year, is ...

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