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Update on Free School Meal Vouchers for families

The letter providing parents with details of how to access free school meal vouchers has been sent however, some families have experienced issues with redeeming their vouchers via the weblink supplied to them and we apologise for any distress this may have caused. If anyone is experiencing problems with accessing the Edenred website link please use the following link to redeem your e-code https://www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/

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Free school meals over half-term

Sheffield City Council has pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the half-term week.

Business organisations join forces with Council to help small businesses, social enterprises and charities access £2bn job creation fund

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network have joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work

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Statement on wider opening of schools

A statement from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Director of Public Health, Greg Fell.

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

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Changes to funeral services in Sheffield

Following the latest Government update, which saw a slight ease of some restrictions, Sheffield City Council has today i ...

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Could you volunteer to help a young person in care?

Independent visitors is a Sheffield City Council scheme which aims to match volunteers who will build helpful and positi ...

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Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches January 2020

Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches across the city on 15th January 2020 and will be a 12-month, citywide celebration o ...

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Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

Independent Illustrator Josephine Dellow is taking over the Winter Gardens Pop U ...

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Flu-like illness & diarrhoea / vomiting information & guidance

Illnesses such as diarrhoea/vomiting (norovirus) and other flu-like illnesses ar ...

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Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just outside the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and ...

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There’s no place for domestic abuse. Full stop.

There’s no place for domestic abuse. Full stop. Preventing violence, abuse and h ...

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Make a difference with a Community Fund grant

Our Housing and Neighbourhood Service is calling on community groups that work w ...

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‘Let’s get Sheffield smokefree’ this World COPD Day

November 20 2019 marks World COPD Day, and ex-smoker and COPD sufferer, Geoff Bunting, 61 from Norwood, is calling for a ...

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Charity Gives City's Youth Work a Revamp and Cash Boost

Sheffield Futures launches new approach to youth work ‘Youth Sheffield’YOUTH charity Sheffield Futures has revamped the ...

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Help shape future support for those with special educational needs in Sheffield

Families, schools and services are being asked to have their say on Sheffield’s new Inclusion Strategy.Sheffield City Co ...

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‘Boy at the back of the class’ wins at 31st Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

This year’s Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s Children’s Book Awards was announced at The Crucible Theatre on Friday i ...

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Children’s University expands into Rotherham schools as success for activity programme grows

Children’s University expands into Rotherham schools as success for activity programme grows   Over 45,000 children an ...

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Mascot makes moves to unite litter heroes

The Streets Ahead mascot, Phil the Bin, made the most of the half-term break by reminiscing about his busy start to this ...

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Sheffield School Environment and Recycling Taskforce launched

A new taskforce to look at how the education sector in Sheffield can improve its environmental impact has today been ann ...

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University awarded Government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Sheffield Hallam University's Business School has been awarded funding to support 50 microbusinesses to engage with tech ...

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Apprentices celebrate success with Streets Ahead

Sheffield youngsters are gaining hands on experience working for the city’s highways maintenance contract, developing in ...

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Sheffield’s care leavers launch £24 budgeting challenge

How far would £24 a week get you?As part of National Care Leavers’ week (28th October-1st November), Sheffield Care Leav ...

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Hunting through the swishy swashy: a foster care tale

We’re going on a bear hunt! We’re going to catch a big one!” Foster toddler found the whole idea of bear hunting very ex ...

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Unicef recognises city's baby-friendly services with top award

Through joint working with NHS partners, Sheffield City Council has become the first standalone local authority in the c ...

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Adoptive parents celebrated for transforming young lives

Sheffield’s adoptive parents and their families are invited to a coffee and cake morning this weekend, to thank them for ...

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Off The Shelf 2019 is the final word in festivals

Have you booked your tickets for this year's Off The Shelf festival, celebrating the very best literature?We've been out ...

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"I couldn't recommend being an Independent Visitor enough."

Toni Harrison volunteers with Sheffield City Council as an Independent Visitor, as part of a scheme to build helpful and ...

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Could you volunteer with a child in care or care leaver?

The volunteers, known as independent visitors, build helpful and positive relationships with young people who are in car ...

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Busy weekend on Sheffield roads

Motorists are being advised to leave their cars at home on Saturday and Sunday if their journeys aren't essential in wha ...

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New technology academy to open at The Sheffield College

The Millgate Cyber Security Academy is launching at the College’s City campus, on Granville Road, this month.Students wi ...

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Lindsey talks about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy 

As part of International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day, Sheffield City Council is highlighting t ...