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New state-of-the-art SEND academy for children opens in Sheffield

Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will benefit from a welcome boost to the city’s SEND Placements in the opening of The Discovery Academy.

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'Celebrating recovery' in National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month

Every September, Sheffield Drug & Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, celebrate the people who recover and to stand together with those who are struggling with substance abuse.

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New ‘All Wheels’ Hillsborough Pump Track Completed

The brand-new Hillsborough Pump Track has now been fully completed at Hillsborough Park.

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Supporting people who sleep rough in hot weather

The council is working proactively alongside partner agencies to safeguard individuals who rough sleep during the extreme hot weather. 

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Changes agreed for homecare services

Home care services are changing in Sheffield to provide services that better suit the needs of those who receive care in their own home. The services will focus on the best way that care can be delivered for every individual. People receiving care will have more choice about how their services are delivered and to talk about the things that really matter to them. We know that people receiving care want fewer carers and instead ones who they know and trust, and more control over their care. Carers will have more flexibility and control over how they deliver their services too.

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Taking action to keep our nights out safe

We all want to feel and be safe when we are out an about in bars, clubs, restaurants, and venues and in Sheffield we're doing all we can to make sure that this is the case. Our city is one of the safest cities in the UK, but we still need to take action to raise awareness about ways to stay safe. Sheffield’s Anti-Spiking Partnership, set up in December 2021 in response to the rise in spiking reports, is taking practical action. 

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Public consultation shapes new Sport and Leisure Strategy for Sheffield

Following £100million investment committed last November, themes of Sheffield's new 30 year sport and leisure strategy have been agreed following public consultation. Work will now start on developing a five year implementation plan.

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No Smoking Day - stamp out illicit tobacco, quit for good

This No Smoking Day Sheffield is focusing on preventing the sale of illicit tobacco products and helping people quit for good. A new campaign launches today.

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Council sets out plans for tackling challenging budget

Following a public consultation, Sheffield City Council has set out the city's 2022/23 budget.

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Trading Standards bust illegal tobacco gang

Following a period of surveillance, our Trading Standards team seized more than £300,000 worth of illicit tobacco products during a raid in Sheffield.

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Consultation to shape sport and leisure in Sheffield

£100m will be invested in to sport and leisure in Sheffield, and we want to hear from local people to help shape the future of these facilities and services.

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“You are strong enough” Sheffield smokers supported to quit

You Are Strong Enough campaign launches 

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Public consultation opens on challenging budget for 2022/23

The council is facing a challenging financial position this coming year following the enormous demands placed on services during the Covid pandemic and wants to hear the public's thoughts on the budget proposals.

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Long-term plans for domestic abuse safe accommodation unveiled

People who have lived with and experienced domestic abuse in Sheffield have helped shape the city’s latest long-term plan for providing safe accommodation. It will mean that the council will assess and make arrangements for accommodation-based support, provide that support and monitor and evaluate how effective it is over the next three years.

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Council wants to hear about Voluntary and Community Sector needs post Covid

The council is exploring ideas around a VCS Covid Recovery Fund to help tackle the financial pressures the sector is facing as it acknowledges the massive role the VCS has played in supporting the city during these unprecedented times.

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Sheffield tops charts for outdoor spaces in Thriving Places Index

Sheffield has lived up to its reputation as an Outdoor City filled with culture, the Thriving Places Index (TPI) has found. The TPI identifies the local conditions for wellbeing, and measures whether those conditions are being delivered fairly and substantially across England.

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People in Sheffield urged to make their homes smokefree after increase in secondhand smoke exposure during lockdown

New campaign launched to help smokers make their homes smokefree and prevent exposure of secondhand smoke to others in the household.

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‘Better Health Sheff’ campaign launch

A new campaign to help make it easy for people to make small and simple changes to improve their health launches this week in Sheffield.  The Better Health Sheff campaign has been developed to make it as easy as possible for people to improve their health. It brings together eating well, moving more, Smokefree Sheffield and feeling better.

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For Sheffield and with Sheffield – the council’s One Year Plan

An ambitious plan for Sheffield, that sets out clear priorities and actions for the year ahead has been agreed - putting Sheffield first, with people and communities at its heart.

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Sheffield is Sweet Enough low sugar book

The Sheffield Family Guide to Smart Sugar Swaps is available now, with a buy one gift one campaign to help more families get their hands on the book.

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New commitment to create healthier, happier, more connected Sheffield

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy and a free interactive city-wide game that more than 45,000 people are anticipated to play over a six-week period. 

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Carers Week: making caring visible and valued

From the 7 to 13 June, it’s Carers Week and the time to openly thank those unpaid carers who, young and old, care in the home for someone in their family. This year’s theme is ‘make caring visible and valued’ and will raise awareness and celebrate the massive and often forgotten contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities.

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Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

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Dementia help and support highlighted in May

May is Dementia friendly month in Sheffield in and we’re highlighting the community help and support that’s available in the city for people with dementia and their families.  There are an estimated 7,000 people aged over 65 living with dementia in Sheffield, as well as smaller numbers of people with early onset dementia.

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Lockdown roadmap from Monday 29 March

From Monday outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

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Health Boss Greg Fell urges families with school aged children to follow Covid-19 advice

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, has urged all Sheffield families and households with children in school to stick to the current Covid regulations and play their part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

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Council invests £4.2m in care workers pay-boost

Cabinet will meet this week to agree a £4.2million investment in pay for frontline adult social care workers.

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Sheffield smokers urged to quit for their mental health this No Smoking Day

Smokefree Sheffield is encouraging smokers across the city to set a quit date this No Smoking Day (10 March). This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of quitting for your ...

Sexual Abuse Awareness Week

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence is never OK - #ITSNOTOK

Sexual abuse and sexual violence is never OK and this week is dedicated to raising awareness and reminding anyone who is worried or at risk that there is help available to them.

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Vaccinations provided to all care homes in Sheffield

Today marks a huge milestone for Sheffield and its older care home residents as all have now been offered the covid-19 vaccinated.  

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Statement on our advice and support for safe care homes visits

We’ve written to all care homes to support them in continuing to provide safe visiting opportunities during this third national lockdown. We know how important visits are for supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in care homes and their relationships with friends and family so we’ve provided them with an overview of how this should work in Sheffield.  

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Smokers encouraged to give quitting another go

Lots of support is available to help smokers in Sheffield give up for good. Don't give up on quitting, give it another go.