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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. 

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New variant of Covid

Statement from Public Health Sheffield on the new variant of Covid-19

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Christmas Covid testing

Information on Covid testing centres over the Christmas period

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Join This Girl Can 25 miles in December challenge

Get active this winter by walking, jogging or running a mile a day as we countdown from the 1st to the 25th of December in This Girl Can 25 miles December challenge.

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Disability History Month 2020

This year Disability History Month runs from the 18th November to the 20th December 2020. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an “annual event creating a platform to focus on t ...

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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared across England

Bird keepers must make sure they are aware of their responsibilities under new regulations relating avian influenza. Members of the public are asked to report sightings of dead wild birds.

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Free access to Smoke Free app that’s helped 500,000 people quit

To support members of the public to quit smoking and protect their health this winter, we're giving people free access to the Smoke Free app.

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Ideas wanted for new Sheffield low-sugar cook book

Submit your ideas for a new low sugar snacks and cook book made by Sheffield people for Sheffield people, to help families make healthier food choices with their diet.

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Sheffield Health Leaders encourage Sheffielders to get Flu Jab

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Medical Director and the Director of Public Health in Sheffield are encouraging those eligible to get their flu vaccination and help minimise the spread of flu this winter.

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England to lockdown from 5 November

England will enter a full lockdown on Thursday November 5 if approved by MPs on Wednesday. The measures will be introduced at 00:01 GMT on Thursday and remain in place until Wednesday 2 December.

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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.

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Sheffield 'High' category rules and restrictions

Sheffield has been added to the 'High' category following the Government new three-tier scheme. We explain what restrictions are now in place for people in Sheffield.

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Council support to care homes autumn 2020

We have written to care homes this week to update them on our current position in relation to Covid-19 and the care homes sector. We have assured them that we will be giving care ...

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Council closes five businesses due to Covid-19 breaches

Sheffield City Council has issued prohibition notices to four pubs and a takeaway in the city following breaches of COVID-19 rules over the weekend of 19th and 20th September.  

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Youth services set to move in October

Find out which services will transfer when we end our contract with Sheffield Futures.

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Covid-19 funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations

Potential funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations who have helped others during the Covid-19 response.

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Council announces new local testing centre in Darnall

A new Covid-19 local testing centre will be opening in Darnall next week, to make testing easier and more accessible in the city.

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Continued financial support for care homes sector

Sheffield City Council outlines the continued support being provided to care homes in the city.

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City’s leisure venues set for reopening  

Public leisure facilities in Sheffield will start to welcome customers back through their doors as Sheffield City Counci ...

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New initiatives for private landlords

The benefits of the council’s Private Rented Solutions Scheme (PRS) which helps ...

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Sheffield City Council is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, taking place fro ...

STATEMENT: Council funding for care providers from August to November 2020

STATEMENT: Council funding for care providers from August to November 2020

Sheffield City Council will continue to offer further support to all care provid ...

Keeping your baby safe in the summer heat

Keeping your baby safe in the summer heat

This year we have already seen the sunniest spring since records began, and 2020 ...

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

Sheffield City Council is offering further support to care homes on how they use ...

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sport England has awarded £1m of National Lottery funding to England’s hosting o ...

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

As leisure and fitness venues across the country prepare for reopening from 25 J ...

From sleeping rough to sleeping safe

From sleeping rough to sleeping safe

During the COVID-19 pandemic 79 people who usually sleep rough in Sheffield have ...

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Smokefree Sheffield calls for smokers to quit today

Sheffield City Council’s Smokefree Sheffield initiative is supporting a new camp ...

Update on active travel measures

Update on active travel measures

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability gives an ...

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Statement on Shalesmoor Cycle Scheme

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheff ...

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WATCH: Director of Public Health latest on Coronavirus

Sheffield City Council’s Director of Public Health Greg Fell gives an update on ...

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Care homes and care providers statement 3 July

This week Sheffield City Council has written to all adult care providers in the ...

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Council celebrates the 72nd birthday of the NHS and Social Care in Sheffield

In celebrating 72 years since the birth of the NHS and the Social Care system, S ...

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Statement from Director of Public Health Greg Fell

A statement has been made by Director Public Health at Sheffield City Council, G ...

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Quit for COVID campaign helps more Sheffielder's stop smoking

Smokefree Sheffield launches advert to encourage more people to ‘Quit for COVID’.

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Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2024

Covid-19 has had a major impact on every community in Sheffield. The nine ambitions our Strategy sets out remain the foundations to support a healthy life.

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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 ...


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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Flu-like illness & diarrhoea / vomiting information & guidance

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

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Trading Standards stub out sale of illegal tobacco

Sheffield City Council has prosecuted two people for illegally selling tobacco p ...

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Help us Help Christmas Cabin calls for donations

Help us Help Christmas Cabin calls for donations The Help us Help campaign, whi ...

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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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Sheffield responds to the NHS Long Term Plan

Sheffield City Council has responded to the priorities set out in the January 2019 NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) published by ...

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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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Council supports communities affected by wet weather

Following substantial rainfall over recent weeks, Sheffield is continuing to work closely with those in the worst affect ...

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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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New care home payment model under discussion

Sheffield City Council is one of a number of councils nationally proposing to change the way that care homes are paid.Th ...

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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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"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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Sheffield is breaking up with smoking this Stoptober

Joining thousands of people across the country taking part in Stoptober, partners are helping smokers to take their firs ...

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Sheffield man encourages others to attend life saving scan

An AAA is a swelling of the main blood vessel in the body, the aorta, which can weaken and expand and is most common in ...

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Sheffield women urged to take up breast screening appointments

Each month, more than  5,000 women are  diagnosed with breast cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in the wor ...

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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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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 ...

Recovery is possible

Celebrating the road to recovery from drugs and alcohol

September is National Recovery month and will be marked in Sheffield with a series of events to celebrate the hard work ...

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Sheffield Wednesday FC and Sheffield City Council work together to address crowd safety

New road traffic measures designed to help fans leave Hillsborough Stadium following Sheffield Wednesday games have been ...

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Praise for Sheffielders after 12,000 have say on clean air plans

Nearly 12,000 Sheffield residents and businesses have had their say on sweeping plans to clean the city’s air.   Follo ...

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Ofsted says: "Children's services in Sheffield are good."

Sheffield City Council has been awarded an overall ‘good’ rating by Ofsted following a three-week inspection of its chil ...

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Sheffield’s Health and Wellbeing Board in support of action to improve air quality

Sheffield’s Health and Wellbeing Board strongly endorses the city’s current approach to air quality and the proposed ste ...

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£3 million for mental health ‘Promoting Independence Project’

People with mental health conditions in the city are to benefit from £3m funding which will focus on their rehabilitatio ...

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Celebrating mum and daughter's 80 years of fostering

Sheffield City Council was honoured to celebrate Anne who has been fostering wit ...

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City honours man who founded UK’s first free and cancer hospitals

Today, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, the Right Worshipful Councillor Tony Downing unveiled a plaque for one of the city’s ...

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Statement: Hillsborough Stadium

** This statement was updated at 4pm on Friday 9 August“Following assessment of Sheffield Wednesday’s proposals as submi ...

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Sheffield Youth Justice Service rated 'Good'

HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Sheffield Youth Justice Service (YJS), part of Sheffield ...

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Celebrating National Breastfeeding Week

Mums from across the city have sent in real life accounts of their breastfeeding journey, with some only just embarking ...

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Look out for our LGBT+ adopters at Sheffield Pride

Proudly volunteering at the stand will be Lee. Lee started his adoption journey just under three years ago, adopting two ...

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Smoking rates fall significantly in Sheffield

This positive news is welcome by all Smokefree Sheffield Partners across the cit ...

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Kids can take the plunge with new discounted swimming lessons

Learning to swim is an essential life skill and in Sheffield, SIV and Places Leisure are proud to follow Swim England’s ...

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Sheffield Safeguarding Week 8-12 July

‘Keeping safe in Sheffield’ is the theme of this year’s Sheffield Safeguarding A ...

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Route confirmed for traffic-free family cycling festival

Paralympic champion Jody Cundy joins fellow world beater and Sheffield City Regi ...

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Promoting good health in Sheffield

Sheffield is committed to reducing and eliminating health inequalities in the ci ...