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Foster Care Fortnight 2024 – we want to say thanks for everything our carers do

We would like to say a great big ‘thank you’ to all of our wonderful foster carers as Foster Care Fortnight 2024 swings into action.

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Thank you to those who care

Carers are vital to our communities. Without their support our care system would be severely compromised. With over 60,000 carers in our city, both unpaid and paid, and over 7,000 children who provide care to a family member who they live with, the caring agenda is important and must not be overlooked.

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New Sheffield advertising policy puts people and planet at its heart

The new advertising and sponsorship policy, which is one of the most ambitious in the country, was adopted this week by Sheffield City Council’s Finance Committee and includes restrictions on how advertising and sponsorship matters are managed.

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"All I wanted was to be at home" – Short Term Intervention Team success

The story of a loved one who just wants to be back home where they belong, instead of in a hospital bed, is a familiar one to all of us. Everyone wants the comfort and safety of their own environment after a stay in hospital and a safe and timely transition home relies on the work and support of professionals, and family and friends.

Greg Fell speaking at Northern Gambling Service launch with audience in site and slides in the background

Formal launch of Northern Gambling Service in Sheffield

Today saw the launch of the North-East and Yorkshire Gambling Clinic in Sheffield. The service will provide specialist NHS treatment for people experiencing gambling-related harm across South Yorkshire.

Noreen, Community Team Manager at IDAS Sheffield, speaking to another person at a desk.

International Women's Day 2024 - IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services)

Noreen, Community Team Manager at IDAS Sheffield, spoke to us about the emotional and practical support they give to anyone impacted by domestic abuse.

Janet, Head of Operations at Sheffield Women’s Aid, sitting at an office desk and smiling.

International Women's Day 2024 - Sheffield Women's Aid

We spoke to Janet, Head of Operations at Sheffield Women’s Aid (SWA), about the support they provide to women and children who experience domestic abuse.

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International Women's Day 2024 - Irise

We spoke to Calum Smith, Interim CEO/ Head of Operations at Irise, a period equality organisation about how they support young people.

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Covid annual day of reflection memorial event

The first annual day of reflection to remember those lost to Covid took place at the Covid Memorial willow tree sculpture in Balm Green Gardens on Sunday 3rd March. 

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Covid annual day of reflection in Balm Green Gardens

The first annual day of reflection to remember those lost to Covid is on Sunday 3rd March and will see a memorial event in Balm Green Gardens at the permanent Covid memorial willow tree sculpture.

A mother and child hold hands in front of green foliage

Community Parenting Strategy to ensure all children and young people in Council's care get best start in life

On Monday (26th February), the Council’s Education, Children and Families Policy Committee met at the Town Hall and approved the adoption of this strategy.

Clean Air Zone

Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone marks first year since launch

Since the launch, data has shown that the number of non-compliant vehicles has reduced by nearly two-thirds, showing that people are making the switch to cleaner vehicles.


A year on living with the Clean Air Zone

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health: A year on living with the CAZ and we are seeing the kind of positive results we were hoping for. The number of polluting vehicles within the CAZ boundary has seen a huge drop compared to the year before, two thirds of a reduction.

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Sheffield Trading Standards Team seize 30,000 illegal disposable vapes

Sheffield Trading Standards, working with South Yorkshire Police, have uncovered 30,000 illegal vapes at a small Sheffield shop.

Cllr Angela Argenzio

Supporting adult social care provision by planning ahead

Today’s Adult and Health Social Care Committee report provided the first update on progress made with the Care Sector Workforce Development Strategy 2023 – 2026 which was endorsed by Committee in March 2023.

Cllr Miskell meets children from Astrea Academy

Secondary school in Burngreave becomes first in Sheffield to introduce School Street

Astrea Academy Sheffield, in Burngreave, part of Astrea Academy Trust, had campaigned to improve road safety outside the school after a number of near misses at busy times.

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Council calls on Government to ban sale of single-use disposable vapes

At December’s full council meeting, councillors asked the Leader of Sheffield City Council to write to the Secretary of State asking for single-use disposable vapes to be banned in response to the increase in youth vaping and the impact these devices are having on the environment and the wellbeing of our children.

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Adult Health and Social Care services latest position

Adult Health and Social Care services are under pressure and Sheffield City Council is continuing to closely monitor the impact of the challenges it faces and the performance of its adult social care services.

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Sheffield wins a Silver Sustainable Food Places award

Less than two years after achieving Bronze, Sheffield has won a prestigious Sustainable Food Places Silver award. The award recognises what the city is doing to promote healthy, sustainable, and local food, and is a testament to the work of Sheffield’s food partnership, ShefFood, alongside everyone in the city who is taking a joined-up approach to transform Sheffield’s food system for the better.

Fargate containers

Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

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Flooding updates - October 2023

All updates relating to the Amber weather warning for Rain across Sheffield.  

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Statements on moorland burning

The council has had a no burning policy on its land since 2016 and is highlighting the damaging effects of moorland burning on natural habitats, bio-diversity and people's health. 

Sheffield Arena, shot from above on a sunny and cloudy day. Picture by Alex Roebuck.

Ambitious investment plans for Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment facilities move forward

Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment venues are set for £117 million of investment and huge improvements as part of ambitious plans for the city. Plans include rebuilds of some of the city’s most popular leisure centres and improvements to Sheffield Arena and City Hall.

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Sheffield families to benefit from £5m funding in rollout of Family Hubs

Sheffield is one of 14 trailblazer authorities set to receive a £5m share of Government funding as part of the roll out of new Family Hubs.

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Homelessness support over Christmas and New Year

Homeless support is available for people through the festive period.

Kirsty on the left and Matt on the right standing outside the Winter Garden

Cost of living crisis money and debt advice

In response to the increase in the cost of living, Sheffield City Council, community, voluntary and faith organisations are creating more access to information, advice and support for anyone facing financial hardship in the city.  

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Achieving equality and ending violence: Sheffield City Council proud to receive White Ribbon Accreditation

This week, Sheffield City Council has been given White Ribbon Accreditation, which shows our commitment to working towards achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls.

Matt in the library and reception space at The Zest Centre, with orange walls, light coming through windows and shelves with books on

'Welcome Places' providing a warm welcome

‘Welcome Places’ are open across Sheffield and many of them, such as libraries, were already established places where people could spend time, have a chat, find out information or get support.

Town Hall and Peace Gardens at dusk

Artists to create a permanent Covid memorial for Sheffield

Sheffield-based artists are being briefed this week about plans for a permanent city centre Covid memorial that will open in Spring 2023.

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City-wide response to cost of living crisis

In response to the ‘cost-of-living crisis’, Sheffield City Council has created a package of support for anyone facing financial hardship.

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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.