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Landlord ‘illegally evicted tenant and forced her to sleep rough’

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26 January 2018 A Sheffield landlord evicted a woman who couldn’t speak fluent English from her flat without any notice, forcing her to sleep on the streets. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard it was the second time that Naveed Hussain, 36, of Pitsmoor Road, had been prosecuted for offences of a similar nature. The court heard on Tuesday how Saba Habte ...

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Domestic abuse helpline wins national award

Alison Toulson from Action with the helpline award

20 December 2017 Sheffield’s domestic abuse helpline has won a national award for the impact it has in helping its callers. The helpline, which is open seven days a week and over the Christmas period (apart from the Bank Holidays), won third place in the category: “Best Helpline Sector Contributor” at the Helplines Partnership’s annual Helpline Awards. The domestic abuse ...

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New plan to prevent people from becoming homeless

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14 December 2017 A five year strategy to minimise homelessness in Sheffield was agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 13 December. Between 2010 and 2016, Sheffield has seen a 60% reduction in the number of people that are homeless and have the greatest need of rehousing by the council, compared to a national increase of more than 30%. ...

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Closure order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Sheffield flat

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8 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is forcibly closing a council flat in Arbourthorne after receiving multiple reports of anti-social behaviour. Working with South Yorkshire Police, the council will shut down the flat on Warburton Close after being given a closure order at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court on Friday (8 December). This followed several months of unacceptable behaviour by the tenant, ...

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Big businesses join campaign to tackle begging and help the homeless

McDonalds, John Lewis and Virgin Money are all getting behind the Help Us Help campaign

24 November 2017 John Lewis, Virgin Money and McDonalds have joined a local campaign to help vulnerable people on the street, supported by twenty different organisations. As part of the Help Us Help Christmas campaign, staff from the organisations will be at the Christmas market in the city centre giving information about how the public can help for the best. ...

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Council seeks views on improving the safety of privately rented homes

London Road falls into the proposed area for a new selective licensing scheme

14 November 2017 A 13 week consultation is soon to start on a new landlord licensing scheme to improve the safety and standard of privately rented homes and how they are managed. Sheffield City Council is proposing a selective licensing scheme for sections of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road after inspections found three in four rented properties in ...

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Parson Cross at 70 – regeneration in action

New housing in Parson Cross

70 years on from last wave of council housing in Parson Cross, the area is being transformed again In 1947, just after the Second World War had ended, hundreds of families moved into the newly-built housing in Parson Cross, north Sheffield. Even now, people from that city-wide relocation programme of the 1940s talk of the area’s wonderful sense of community, ...

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Noisy neighbours fined and face eviction

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28 September 2017 Three Sheffield women have each been handed a £976 court bill for making too much noise, and now face eviction from their council homes. The separate cases involved complaints about loud music, shouting, parties and other noise, with problems going back two years in two cases. Previous warnings and noise abatement notices had been ignored in all ...

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Council prosecutes another landlord on anniversary of illegal eviction act

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31 August 2017 A landlord has been prosecuted for illegally evicting his tenant, 40 years ago to the day when the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 first wholly came into force. Mr Suhail Mahmood, aged 30, of Main Road, Handsworth, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday 29 August, after telling his tenant to move out and then removing ...

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New housing support means more contact in people’s homes

Neighbourhood officers have been talking to tenants about how Housing Plus works

21 August 2017 More than 5,000 home visits have been carried out in the first nine months of a new housing service which aims to better support council housing tenants. Housing Plus was introduced by Sheffield City Council’s Housing and Neighbourhoods Service in October 2016. It aims to deliver services more locally, help link tenants to other support services and ...

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‘Summerfest’ runs for the first time in Parson Cross

Previous fun days at Parson Cross have gone down well with the local community

18 August 2017 Teenagers, asking for ‘cool stuff’ to do in the summer holiday, are the reason behind a pop-up cinema evening next Thursday in Parson Cross, held as part of the area’s first ever ‘Summerfest’. The new festival takes place on Friday, 25 August at Chaucer School and The Learning Zone, with music, games and activities including clay making, ...

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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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