Archive | July, 2015

HELP US TO SHOWCASE AND CELEBRATE SHEFFIELD ON YORKSHIRE DAY (1ST AUGUST 2015)

23 Jul

east sheffield

Sheffield City Council is issuing a call to action for people throughout the city to submit pictures of the people and places in Sheffield that they love, to form part of a 24 hour Yorkshire Day tweet-a-thon, followed up by a week-long exhibition in the Moor Market.

The best 24 pictures will be selected, one tweeted an hour for 24 hours on Yorkshire Day (1 August). And all 24 pictures will form the exhibition showcasing and celebrating the best of Sheffield.

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “This is a really simple way for people to showcase what they love about Sheffield – and to help us to share this with the world.

Social media means we can connect with more people more easily than ever before, and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our fantastic city, but we need your help!”

The Lord Mayor…

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ADULT SOCIAL CARE DISCUSSION EVENT – 11TH AUGUST 2015

23 Jul

east sheffield

Adult Social Care Discussion Event

Tuesday 11 August1.30 – 4.00

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW.

What’s the event about?

We want to find out people’s experiences of using social care services:  what’s good, what’s not so good, and how it could be better.   We’ll be producing a report of our findings to share with commissioners and key decision makers.

Who is the event for?

It’s for everyone who uses social care services in Sheffield, including: Older people

  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with mental ill health

Book now!

Book online at Eventbrite:  healthwatchsheffield.eventbrite.co.uk   For more information, please email info@healthwatchsheffield.co.uk or call (0114) 253 6688.

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S2 Food Bank Goes To The Seaside! Can You Help?

23 Jul

east sheffield

The taxi drivers from City Taxis have kindly offered to take the clients attending S2 Food Bank to Cleethorpes for a fun day out. Each taxi driver will be giving his time and taxi free of charge, and collectively the drivers are paying for fish and chips for everyone!

This is such a kind and generous offer but we also need your help. To make the day work we need the following donations

Children’s bathing costumes

Pac-a-macs

Buckets and spades

Suntan lotion – especially factor 50 for children

Sun Hats

Loan of child car seats

Money for ice creams, donkey rides, merry go rounds etc

Please send monetary donations to either the special account on the S2 facebook page or to the S2 account – please let us know so that we can allocate it appropriately

Our details and direct donating facilities are available on our website www.S2foodbank.org.uk    

Email…

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Works, Treatment & Recovery Networking Event

22 Jul

Recovery poster

VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDERS AT SHEFFIELD MIND

22 Jul

east sheffield

Volunteer Befrienders at Sheffield Mind 

Sheffield Mind are looking for volunteer befrienders to work with them on an exciting new project, supporting older people in Sheffield who are socially isolated. Their befrienders will receive full training and regular support from the befriending manager, they will also receive out of pocket expenses.

Sheffield Mind are looking for people who are reliable & flexible, have empathy and respect for others and willing to make a regular commitment of 2-3 hours per week. Befrienders will typically be working during office hours, Monday to Friday 9-5 but they also need people who are able to volunteer in the evenings and at weekends.

Sheffield Mind welcome all applicants and they particularly encourage men, older people and people from BME communities to apply.  If you are interested in the vacancy, please email edyta.bancer@sheffieldmind.co.uk or call the office on 0114 258 4489 ext 100 for assistance

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En:able Communities Community Investment Fund. Local projects can apply for up to £5k

22 Jul

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROUPS & CHARITIES

22 Jul

east sheffield

Skipton Building Society – Grassroots Giving The Building Society has £81,000 to help 162 community groups with grants of £500 each. The scheme is open to small local groups (not registered charities) who have limited access to funding. They also have free resources for community groups – these are open to anyone and are packed full of handy tips and advice. Deadline for applications is 31st July 2015. Full details, including lists of previous recipients, here:www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/ (Information received 12/5/15 fromFunding News from SYFAB, also in previous bulletins from May 14)

Money Saving Expert The MSE Charity addresses the UK’s massive problem of financial illiteracy by funding relevant guidance and education for individuals and groups. It gives grants up to £5,000 to constituted groups and charities with an income below £500,000 to promote financial literacy, including consumer and debt issues. They have a different take on limiting…

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