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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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Council calls for increased social care funding

Much has been and is being done to support those in the city who need social care, but we are warning today that a significant increase in government funds is needed.

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Free school meals this Christmas

Sheffield City Council will support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the Christmas break.

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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.

Shared Lives carers continue through Covid

Our Shared Lives carers all over the city are continuing to provide a lifeline s ...

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There's no excuse for abuse

The 25th November 2020 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls and the start of sixteen days of activism focusing on those who have survived domestic abuse and violence.

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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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Poetry is good for the soul - Sheffield’s Children in Care Council launch a book of poems

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council launch a book of poems  

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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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Make Yourself at Home, Sheffield

The aim of the campaign is to give confidence to residents as they begin to inte ...

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Lockdown poems from our Children in Care Council

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council have been working with author and Sheffield Writer in Residence Nik Perring, and mu ...

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Carers Week thanks the city's unpaid carers

From the 8 to 14 June, it’s Carers Week and time to thank those unpaid carers who, young and old, care in the home for someone in their family.

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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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Sheffield Coronavirus response - Health and Social Care

At the Council’s cabinet this week, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.We have prioritised ...

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Foster care in lockdown. Three foster carers share their stories

Lockdown has glued us together,” says Helen about her current family of her 20 year old son, a teenager who’s lived with ...

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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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Walking is complicated... our latest blog from foster carer, David Bocking

Walking is complicated. Sometimes there are sticks, and stones, and tree roots, and spiders. And once you’re off the carpet and in the real world, the ground you’re trying to cover ...

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Looking after your locks in lockdown

Many things are different during lockdown including our haircuts. To try and still look like their usual self some peopl ...

Quit for Covid

Smokers quit as doctors warn of worse complications from covid-19

Nationally at least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke due to ...

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Watch: Director of Public Health answers Coronavirus FAQs

Sheffield City Council's Director of Public Health Greg Fell and Health Protection Manager Ruth Granger, cover some freq ...

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Sheffield City Council announces additional funding for Care Homes during COVID19

Whilst the pandemic continues to place extra pressure on all services across the city, it has brought additional demand to Sheffield’s care sector.In recognition of this, Sheffield ...

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Baby Safe advice for new & expectant parents during COVID19

At this difficult time, new and expectant parents may have concerns about caring for themselves and their babies. As part of our Baby Safe initiative, we will be sharing the latest ...

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A day in the life of a Director of Public Health

So, what does a day in the life of a Director of Public Health actually look like?We know you're busy, but what exactly ...

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Support to bereaved families in Sheffield losing loved ones during COVID-19

Support to bereaved families losing loved ones during COVID-19Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the social distancing measures currently in place can make it especially h ...

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Watch: updates from Public Health in Sheffield

In our latest video Ruth Granger, Health Protection Manager at Sheffield City Council explains 'don't believe everything you read on social media' and advises people to make sure y ...

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Help for the homeless and most vulnerable during COVID-19

It is only natural to worry about the homeless and very vulnerable people at this time. But it is important to know that help is available in the city to support those most in need ...


The NHS is still open for urgent care

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and GPs across the city say we are ‘still open for business for urgent care’ as the number of patients seeking care for heart attacks and strokes halve ...

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Be a good neighbour - how you can help if you overhear domestic abuse

How to help your neighbour if you overhear violent domestic abuseDuring the COVID-19 Pandemic we are all observing the Government guidelines on staying home and staying safe. Unfor ...

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Sheffield Community Support Services 

Sheffield Community Support ServicesThe Community Support Services for Sheffield has been live since 27th March. The dir ...

Social distancing this weekend

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council said:“As we all l ...

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David Bocking on fostering in a global crisis

So, where do snot, dribbling and thumb sucking sit on the official government pu ...

Smokefree Sheffield urges smokers to ‘quit for covid’

The initiative aims to educate smokers on the increased risks to themselves and ...

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A letter from Greg Fell to all parents and carers

Have you met 2 Metre Rita and 6 Feet Pete?These are our new superheroes who are here to combat Coronavirus.The Director for Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell sent a letter to all ...

Support for vulnerable people in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has today launched its community response for Sheffield r ...

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Funeral arrangements during coronavirus restrictions

09.04.20: Information updated Updated information and links to guidance for fun ...

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Support Services for those affected by Domestic Abuse

Social distancing and social isolation are going to be hard for everybody. For p ...

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Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

During this time it's important to look after others but it's also important to ...

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Advice to businesses: how to provide deliveries and takeaways

We understand that businesses may want to diversify to allow takeaway and delivery provision during this challenging tim ...

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Council welcomes government commitment to end smoking by 2030

Sheffield City Council supports the commitment to end smoking by 2030 and joins the call for Big Tobacco to pay for the ...

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Council announces new Care Home Payment Model

Sheffield City Council is one of a number of local authorities nationally changing the way that care homes are paid.The ...

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Director Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell statement on COVID-19

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Sheffield City Council and NHS colleagues following one co ...

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Sheffield City Council supports Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week

During National Safer Sleep Week (9 – 15 March), Sheffield City Council will be promoting lifesaving advice on safe slee ...

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Council welcomes cash boost to domestic abuse accommodation for men in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that a bid for government funding support for survivors of domestic violen ...

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UEFA Women's EURO 2021 - 500 days to go

The UEFA Women’s EURO is heading to Sheffield in 2021, with the ambition of being the most attended tournament in the co ...

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Support after suicide service launches in Sheffield

The service, called Amparo, can support anyone who has been affected, whether this is family members, friends or work co ...

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Balanced budget protects services for most vulnerable

Despite a decade of cuts from Central Government, Sheffield City Council has set a balanced budget for 2020/2021 and for ...


Sheffield is Sweet Enough

Sheffield City Council launches public health initiative to reduce tooth decay and obesitySheffield City Council is laun ...

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GO fit announced as newest collaborator for Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Ahead of its official opening this week, Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has wel ...

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Foster love leads to next chapter

Foster carer Tess Bocking writes about her experience of fostering.There’s a little girl I know who is unlike any other. ...

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Smokefree Sheffield launch new quit smoking campaign

Following a significant 4.5% decline in the number of smokers in Sheffield in 2017/2018, Smokefree Sheffield is pushing ...

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Sheffield City Council set to become first Breastfeeding Friendly Local Authority

Building on our work to promote and support breastfeeding, Sheffield City Council is set to become a Breastfeeding Frien ...

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Sexual health services more accessible

People in Sheffield can now access a wider range of contraception and sexual health support in their local area, thanks ...

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Cabinet set to approve changes to help vulnerable people improve their homes

Plans to help disabled people, people on low incomes and foster carers to access a range of grants and loans to adapt or ...


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 ...