Archive | October, 2013

Amey Streets Ahead Greystones Roadshow

30 Oct

The Streets Ahead bus will be out for a day around the Greystones area on Wednesday 6 November:

  • Endcliffe Park (near the café )  9.30am – 11.30am
  • Greystones Drive (by the Greystones Pub) 12.00pm – 2.00pm
  • Falkland Road (Ringinglow Rd end) 2.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Ringinglow Road (near Bents Green Shops) 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Download the flyer here; B49 Greystones poster


Customer Services

T: 0114 273 4567


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New voucher scheme for priority groups now available

30 Oct

A new voucher scheme is available to priority groups, providing free services through the FUSE partnership.

Funded by Sheffield City Council, support and services are available specifically to organisations which represent / serve disadvantaged communities, including;

  • BME people
  • disability / health
  • carers
  • young people
  • LBGT.

The scheme also supports groups that are user-led, and groups with no paid staff.

There are more than 90 services available through FUSE, supporting organisations with a range of issues. You could access the fund to receive;

  • tailored support to set up a new, robust finance system
  • advice and guidance on applying for funds
  • a 3 month trial of a fully-managed Payroll service
  • training for your staff and/or volunteers
  • specialist support around business planning, commissioning and legal issues
  • a secure, efficient email system
  • a free review and update of your HR policies.

Plus much more. Browse the full service directory.

If eligible, you will then be issued with vouchers (up to approximately £350) that can be used to pay for services from any of the FUSE partners.

Don’t miss out!

There is £12,000 allocated to the scheme, and vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

The scheme runs until 31 March 2014.

(Only 1 application per organisation allowed.)

Find out more

South West Area Ward Plans

29 Oct

Every year each of the four Wards that make up the South West area will produce a Ward Plan. The first versions of these were drafted in the summer 2013 and are available to the public. Plans are produced by the Ward Councillors with the support of the Locality Officer and outline 3 or 4 local priorities that the Councillors agree they will work together on. They have been / will be informed by the local community, advice from service providers and local statistics.

The ward plans will contribute to the discussions around Area priorities and provide the legal justification for Councillors decisions about how they allocate the Ward Pot. They will also be used to inform local people about what their local councillors and partners are working towards. Ward Plans will be refreshed on an annual basis following local consultation.

Crookes Ward Plan – Sept13

Dore and Totley Ward Plan – Sept13

Ecclesall Ward Plan – Sept13

Fulwood Ward Plan – Sept13

If you would like to view some of the statistics that have helped inform the plans you can look at the Ward Profiles that are produced every two years.  The following link provides access to the 2013 Ward Profile for each Ward in the City –

The Club: Supporting Older People

29 Oct

A message from Age UK Sheffield……

Please see attached for summary details of Age UK Sheffield’s new membership scheme The Club. It has been set up to increase the independence and quality of life of anyone over 50 years old, but will be of particular value to those who are isolated and alone. The Club offers members support to meet new people through events and activities, help to get online and explore the internet and assistance to travel. We also offer members discounts on Age UK Sheffield’s services.

The Club flyer

If you would like to receive more information on The Club please contact me on 0114 250 2850.

Kind Regards

Steve Wylie

Membership and Volunteer Manager

Age UK Sheffield
Tel: 0114 250 2850

Direct Line 0114 250 2863
Fax: 0114 250 2860

To find out more about what we do and how you could help make a difference to the lives of older people in Sheffield visit

To find up to date information on hundreds of local services, clubs, activities, courses, advice centres, practical help and much more for the over 50s in Sheffield, go to

Age UK Sheffield is a registered charity 1108413 and company limited by guarantee.  Registered in England and Wales No. 5207254.  Registered office: 44 Castle Square Sheffield, S1 2GF.

Young Community Leaders Programme

18 Oct

Here is some information about the Young Community Leaders Programme (18 – 24y). Developed by the Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service in partnership with CHILYPEP, the Community Development Team, SHSCT and Sheffield FURD. The programme will be looking to recruit, train and empower 25 young people from diverse backgrounds as community leaders.

The closing date for applications is 29th November 2013.

Young Community Leaders Flyer 2013.docx


Library Review Consultation Period

15 Oct

A Message about the Library Review Consultation

We want to hear your views about would like to hear your views about the future of Library Services in Sheffield, whether or not you use these services at the moment.

You may have already seen the recent announcement detailing our proposals for the future of Library Services in Sheffield.

We are now launching the next part of our consultation process to seek your views and opinions on these proposals.  These proposals are part of the overall plan for how Sheffield City Council uses its resources, and are based on what you told us last year in the first part of this consultation.

Before you complete the survey, please read the following:

Background Information to the Proposals


Frequently Asked Questions

Please complete the online survey

We recommend that you complete it online – it doesn’t take long and it’s really easy to follow.

You can also have your say in the following ways:

–       Email to request a paper copy of the survey which you can complete and return by Freepost

–       Call 0114 2735299 to complete a survey over the phone, request alternative formats or in other community languages, or request a paper copy to complete and return by Freepost

–       Collect and complete a paper survey in any library or First Point

–       Call 0114 2735299 to enquire about being involved in a focus group

–       Attend drop-ins and targeted focus groups

–       Contact us regarding us coming to talk to your group

Large print and easy read versions of the survey are also available at

We want to hear from as many people as possible, so please feel free to forward this e-mail onto any individuals or groups you think may be interested.

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Feast in the Forest

15 Oct


A celebration of Autumn in the woods. Join us

for Food, Crafts and Activities


Feast in Forest.pdf