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  • LIstening Line Still There for You

    LIstening Line Still There for You

    Sheffield Mind’s Listening Line service has expanded its remit and can now offer a listening service to all people over 18 years of age. If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 and what happens now, or you have concerns about the vaccine, or you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation and you’d like to talk about it, you can call and speak to a friendly operator who’ll listen and where appropriate, give advice about local services which you might like to approach for support.

  • Urgent EU Settlement Scheme Deadline

    Urgent EU Settlement Scheme Deadline

    Do you know a disabled person who needs support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme? If they are a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, they and their family will need to apply to get settled status before 30 June 2021. Please refer anyone you know to Citizens Advice Sheffield on 0808 278 7820 , who can help people with their application.

  • May's a Dementia Friendly Month

    May's a Dementia Friendly Month

    May has been declared Dementia Friendly Month in Sheffield and this week is national Dementia Action Week. Read about the community help and support that’s available in the city for people with dementia and their families.

  • Breaking Barriers into Work

    Breaking Barriers into Work

    Sheffield City Council has commissioned the Endorphins Group to supply a fully funded key worker service to assist clients aged 18+ who are unemployed or economically inactive.Lead Worker Paul says “Our staff have worked with people who have been held back because others have seen their disability and not their potential. We believe in challenging society’s stereotypes and supporting everyone to reach their goals and see just what they can do.”

  • Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Support for Adult Social Care Providers

    Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care have collected together a range of information in an effort to support organisations providing care services in Sheffield.As well as a webpage for all the latest news and guidance relating to COVID-19 confidential helplines and apps are available.Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care explain that they “recognise the pressure that you are under as managers and the need you may have to talk things through with someone experienced in social care.”

  • Fairer for Carers Campaign

    Fairer for Carers Campaign

    A group of ninety-three charities led by Carers UK submitted a joint letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey in July calling for urgent extra financial support to unpaid carers to ensure “they are supported during the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.” Carers UK says that “Despite the huge contribution they make, too many carers and their families face financial hardship. Taking on a caring role can result in sharp reductions in income for families, due to the extra costs associated with caring; these pressures are further exacerbated when people feel they have no choice but to leave paid work to provide care unpaid.The Coronavirus crisis has only compounded the difficulties many carers face “

  • New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    A new support line has been launched to help young people with issues such as low mood, anxious thoughts and loneliness or challenges such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or isolation. Youth charity Sheffield Futures, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have come together to create the support line for young people in the city aged 12–18 .

  • Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Lockdown has seen a huge increase in incidents of domestic abuse, with leading charity Refuge reporting a 700% increase in calls to their helpline in a single day. Women’s Aid has produced a range of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety and Support Resources for survivors, friends, family, neighbours and community members including in British sign language and other languages.

  • Zest Essential Item Delivery Service for S6, S3, S10 postcodes

    Zest Essential Item Delivery Service for S6, S3, S10 postcodes

    If you are self isolating, vulnerable, have low mobility or are otherwise unable to access essential items and live in the S6, S3 or S10 areas of Sheffield, you can use Zest’s COVIDsupport delivery service. Please note that this delivery service is not a crisis service and is being run by people who have volunteered to risk themselves to help people in need. Please only use this service for essential items, if you have no other way of getting them.

  • Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    A website designed to help support the most vulnerable in our society in this time of crisis is providing links to mutual aid organisations and advice on how to help out with them and to set up your own. The Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK site provides links to more than 50 mutual aid groups in the South Yorkshire area .

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