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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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Sheffield Big Issue North readers to sample life as a vendor

Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure during 2016 Vendor Week

3 February 2016 Big Issue North readers and supporters are spending an hour in the shoes of the people who sell the magazine next week, as part of #VendorWeek. Kind-hearted members of the public have responded in their droves to a request from Big Issue North, looking for people to find out first-hand the challenges faced by the magazines vendors. ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

Tent city - pic 2 - newsroom

Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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Help people sleeping rough in Sheffield

The Turning Point rough sleeper service, housing officers and police go out to see rough sleepers and offer support. Photo with Councillor Jayne Dunn

15 December 2016 Most of us are gearing up for the Christmas holidays but not everyone is looking forward to a happy festive season. Sheffield City Council is urging kind-hearted people in Sheffield to help people sleeping rough by contacting the city’s rough sleeper service and donating time, money and goods to the charities that support them. Councillor Jayne Dunn, ...

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Nightclub joins council and charities to help those who beg


24 November 2016 A popular Sheffield nightclub is holding a charity event to join the council and charities in helping people who beg for money. Popworld, on Carver Street in the city centre, will raise money this Friday, 25 November, for local homeless and street charities. It will be collecting donations and raising money through face painting and beard decorating, ...

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Rough sleeping: providing the facts

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

Updated July 2017 People often ask how they can help people sleeping rough in Sheffield. This post gives more information about the issues and the different ways to help: 1. What’s the difference between rough sleeping and homelessness? Rough Sleeping is the most visible sign of homelessness. Sleeping rough is where someone is totally roofless and has to sleep out on ...

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Nightclub’s charity night to help those who beg

Popworld’s Rachel Watson and Sam Farnan with their rodeo reindeer

8 December 2015 A popular Sheffield nightclub has been inspired by a city campaign to hold a charity night to help people who beg for money on the streets. Revellers going to Popworld on Carver Street on Friday, 11 December, will gain free entry before midnight in exchange for a tin of food. All tins collected on the night will ...

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Health and Wellbeing Board signs up to Homeless Health Charter

Thursday 19 February 2015 Sheffield’s Health and Wellbeing Board members have signed up to a scheme outlining their commitment to tackling the health conditions faced by homeless people in the city. It has pledged its commitment by signing St Mungo’s Broadway Homeless Health Charter. This encourages health boards to measure and understand homeless people’s health needs, and use this information ...

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