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Council worker recognised nationally for city centre safety work

Best Bar None at the awards - working together to keep the city centre safe

3 February 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee has received national recognition for her work to keep Sheffield city centre safe. Tracey Ford, from the authority’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners to promote the responsible management of licensed premises. The scheme itself has been nationally recognised many times, ...

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New dementia respite care announced

1 February 2017 New respite care for people with dementia is today being announced by Sheffield City Council to replace the services currently provided at Hurlfield View in Gleadless. From the end of March, when the present dementia centre closes, people will be able to have overnight respite care in a number of care homes across the city, all rated ...

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From suicide to speaking out: mental health support in Sheffield

Sean Munnelly volunteers at St Mary's Springboard cafe

18 January 2017 “It’s only by chance that I didn’t kill myself. I’d written letters to my family and friends and went out into the woods with some rope. A little old man saw me and stopped me and that’s why I’m still here. Looking back I’m still shocked about how bad I was.” Sean Munnelly, aged 40 from Burngreave, ...

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Extended hours for domestic abuse helpline

Women get together in the communal lounge in one of Sheffield's refuges which opened in 2014

23 December 2016 A helpline for people affected by domestic abuse, which took more than 2,000 calls last year, is extending its hours from January. From Tuesday, 3 January, the helpline will run from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. It is also open on week days over the Christmas period from 8am to 6pm, except on Bank Holidays. Call ...

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Best Bar None helps people stay charged

Tracey Ford, helps run Best Bar None from Sheffield City Council, and Tricia Watts, Sheffield Street Pastor Coordinator

6 December 2016 Street pastors, who help late-night city centre revellers, have been given new equipment by Sheffield City Council to help them help more people. The volunteers who are out every Friday and Saturday night now have battery-powered mobile phone charging devices to help people whose phones have run out of juice. The council bought them out of money ...

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Have your say on council information and advice


14 October 2016 A consultation has been launched to find out what people think about the information and advice given by Sheffield City Council’s adult services, covering social care, libraries, housing and communities. More than two million people use the council website every year and the authority’s customer services team respond to more than a million enquiries. Now the council ...

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Help for people with alcohol problems in Sheffield

Sheffield has a new alcohol strategy, photo credit: Thomas Hawk

14 September 2016 Plans to reduce alcohol-related harm are being introduced by Sheffield City Council. The latest data shows that 130 people die from alcohol misuse in the city every year, and 100 of them are men. A new Alcohol Strategy has been developed to cover the next four years, and is being discussed by the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday ...

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Events to celebrate National Recovery Month

Sheffield has a strong recovery community

30 August 2016 “I didn’t have any hope. I’d given up and just used to exist. But now I have a purpose and it feels really good.” These are the words of former drug addict Alex Dickerson who is now just over five years clean. Alex is helping raise awareness that recovery is possible by sharing his own story, and ...

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Councillor gets a move on at Moorfoot (originally published by SIV)

Cllr Cate McDonald at the Stretch and Core class.

12August 2016 Sheffield councillor Cate McDonald made her move by testing out a new fitness facility at The Moorfoot Building. Cllr McDonald tried out a Stretch and Core class in the Health and Wellbeing Space at Sheffield City Council’s Moorfoot office. SIV runs a range of weekly fitness sessions at a subsidised rate for council staff before and after work ...

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Travel training changes people’s lives

David Knapp and trainer travel Lydia Shapley

20 June 2016 Before David, a 50 year old man with learning disabilities, met travel trainer Lydia, he was living with his parents and only travelling by himself on council minibuses. He wasn’t going to some of the places he wanted to as he was scared of making the journeys. Then David took part in travel training and moved away ...

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Volunteers wanted to trial dementia support app

MindMate's design team

16 May 2016 People living with dementia and those who care for someone with the condition are being asked to take part in a trial of an award-winning dementia support app. Twenty thousand people already use MindMate, which aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by giving practical help to them and their carers. Now it is being ...

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