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New support for male victims of sexual assault

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3 May 2016 Men who have been victims of sexual assault and abuse are now able to receive practical support and free counselling in Sheffield for the first time. The new service is part of Sheffield City Council’s new contract with the Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre to provide support to victims. Police figures show an increase in the ...

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Council wins innovation award

14 March 2016 Sheffield City Council has received an award for innovation for its work to support public services and local community organisations to work better together to improve health and wellbeing. The authority competed against 131 finalists in 14 categories at this year’s Public Procurement awards, which took place in Manchester on Tuesday, 8 March. It received the Innovation ...

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Council volunteers give extra help to elderly

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25 January 2016 More than 200 council staff have volunteered to give extra help to the elderly this winter. This means people who don’t have family and friends nearby will have someone to bring round emergency supplies like bread, milk and medication, or check in on them if the weather turns and it snows or there is ice on the ...

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Extra funding for domestic abuse services

A woman and child at the new refuge in Sheffield which opened last year (2014)

21 December 2015 It’s supposed to be the time of goodwill to all, but this is also the time when reports of domestic abuse are highest. So this year Sheffield City Council is boosting support services for victims of abuse with extra Government funding targeted at offering support to women who need to leave their homes and stay in a ...

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‘Snow your neighbour you care’ this winter

Neighbours can use the new card to offer help this winter

18 December 2015 Have you ever wanted to offer help to an elderly person but weren’t sure the best way to go about it? It can be hard to offer help at times. That’s why Sheffield City Council has produced a new ‘snow your neighbour you care’ card to help kind-hearted people offer help to older people this winter. Designed ...

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England’s Chief Social Worker leads Sheffield launch

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership launch

Wednesday 9 December 2015   England’s first chief social worker for adults last night led a launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership in Sheffield. Lyn Romeo is charged with championing social care services nationally for users and professionals. Last night she was the guest of honour at a launch of plans to retain the best of the best in ...

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Joining up health and social care in Sheffield

Karen and Walter

20 May 2015 Before pensioner Walter met community support worker Karen Dale he was being admitted to hospital regularly, and frequently calling emergency services. But thanks to the support he now gets through Sheffield’s joined-up health and social care programme, Walter hasn’t been admitted to hospital for the last two years – and has also found a new friend in ...

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Cabinet Member Responsibilities

13 May 2015 Leader of the Council- Councillor Julie Dore Finance and Resources- Councillor Ben Curran Business Skills and Development- Councillor Leigh Bramall Housing- Councillor Jayne Dunn Neighbourhoods- Councillor Isobel Bowler Environment and Transport- Councillor Terry Fox Health, Care and Independent Living- Councillor Mary Lea Public Health and Equality- Councillor Mazher Iqbal Children, Young People and Families- Councillor Jackie Drayton

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Faith communities stand up to domestic abuse

Thursday 11 December 2014 Faith leaders, survivors of domestic abuse and community organisations have come together today at the Town Hall to explore how abuse and violence in faith communities can be tackled. Organised by charity Adira and supported by Sheffield City Council, today’s event is the first of its kind in Sheffield. Ursula Myrie from Adira has organised the ...

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Council listens to people with learning disabilities to inform plans to reshape care

Wednesday 10 December 2014 Feedback from people with a learning disability has informed Council plans to reshape care across the city. Adults with a learning disability, their families, carers and others responded to Sheffield City Council’s consultation on a draft Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy from September to November. Almost 400 people responded to the consultation and helped inform the strategy, ...

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Young and old join forces to increase dementia awareness

Prince Edward Primary School pupils Eddison Chan, 10, and Nicola Kelwick, nine, with Hurlfield View residents Malcolm Boswell and Tona Blackburn.

Wednesday 26 November 2014 Older people with dementia have begun sharing their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new council project, thought to be the first of its kind in the region. The council has developed its ‘Adopt a Care Home’ project linking a local school and care home to raise awareness of dementia and help ...

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New refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse

Monday 24 November 2014 Women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Sheffield and beyond are being supported with a safe, private and welcoming place to live, as a new refuge has now opened. The £2.5m purpose-built refuge includes 20 self-contained flats, with mainly two and three bedrooms, a children’s play room, and communal areas, including a large garden where families ...

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Learning Disability Services are changing – have your say

Communities in Sheffield are invited to have their say on ambitious plans to reshape the care offered to people with learning disabilities in the city. Sheffield City Council has produced a draft strategy to improve these services, in order to empower people to live full lives as independently as possible, with better support for themselves and their families. But the ...

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Services and support promoted to carers during National Carers’ Week

A host of events are planned in Sheffield to celebrate Carers’ Week to raise awareness of the services and support on offer and thank carers for the important work they do. Carers have said nationally that they would like more advice, information and support that could help them and the person they care for. Carers’ week – 9 to 15 ...

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