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More help for the homeless in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield's street outreach service to help tackle rough sleeping

4 July 2017 Rough sleepers with the most complex problems are set to be helped with a new housing approach, funded by Sheffield City Council. The Housing First service will see accommodation provided for rough sleepers who need it the most, with wrap-around support to help people tackle issues around addiction and mental health. This is a different approach, successfully ...

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Work gets under way to remove cladding from Hanover tower block

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

27 June 2017 Work to begin to remove cladding from Hanover tower block in Broomhall has started. Maintenance teams and contractors have been appointed and have begun to remove the cladding on the block at low level today. It will take around several weeks to remove the cladding, of which a single element failed the Government’s new fire safety test. ...

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Council to recruit more apprentices

Sheffield Council apprectice Anika Zahman

23 June 2017  Young people are invited to a recruitment day as Sheffield City Council continues its drive to recruit future leaders through apprenticeships. The open day is being held on Friday 30 June at Sheffield Town Hall from 10am until 1pm. Opportunities are available in different areas of the council, including council housing, customer services, business support, and parks ...

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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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Sprinklers to be fitted in all Sheffield Council tower blocks

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

20 June 2017 Sheffield City Council is tomorrow (21 June 2017) starting a series of meetings with tower block residents, and will be announcing that it will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 blocks. The authority has already spent millions on fire safety in its council homes and improvement works have been carried out over the last five years. The ...

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Next steps for Gleadless Valley Regeneration Plans

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

 12 May 2017 It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn. Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan ...

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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

Debbie Ramsden thank you cake - Newsroom

10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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From Syria to Sheffield, one family’s story…

The Alnabo family are now living in safety in Sheffield

4 April 2017 “My children at last have a chance to learn and enjoy their life. We are always grateful for this.” That’s the message from a Syrian father who fled the war with his family, and came to Sheffield through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme. Here’s their story… “They told us the first time the country was the ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Finest landlords recognised in city’s first awards ceremony

Peter Turkington, Sheffield's Letting Agent and Private Landlord of the Year

17 March 2017 Private landlords were celebrated last night in Sheffield’s first Private Landlord Award ceremony. They were held to recognise the achievements of the many good private landlords in the city that provide high quality, safe rented homes in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council organised the sponsored event and works with landlords to continuously raise standards. The authority targets the ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Abbeydale award for reducing anti-social behaviour

The Abbeydale Stakeholders collecting their award for partnership working

10 March 2017 Local community groups and services working together in Abbeydale have won an award for reducing anti-social behaviour. South Yorkshire Police gave the Abbeydale Stakeholders group the award for partnership working in this year’s annual district ceremony after anti-social behaviour, which had been on the rise and was blighting the neighbourhood, reduced last year. From 2013 to 2016 ...

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Sheffield praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

Refugee camp in Calais - taken by Calais – People to People Solidarity – Action from Sheffield group

24 February 2017 The Government has thanked Sheffield Council for its role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. Sheffield has settled 96 Syrian refugees under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since last year with Yorkshire and Humberside resettling a total of 594 since 2015. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP said: “The support of Sheffield and ...

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Extra funding to help rough sleepers

911 supported housing

21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be used to recruit more people ...

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