Posted by: southadmin | 03/10/2013

South Area Blog

As you are aware the Community Assemblies have now been disestablished.  Therefore there is now a new blog which has been created for the South Area under the new Locality Management Team. 

Please follow the new blog as we will no longer be using the old South Community Assembly blog page.  The new blog will be offically launched on Friday 4 October 2013.


Posted by: southadmin | 27/06/2013

Learn to grow your own food


Posted by: southadmin | 27/06/2013

Heeley City Farm – Job Advert

Heeley City Farm wish to appoint a:


Farm Local Food Growing Worker

 To work 22.5 hours per week on local food growing sites in Sheffield and the surrounding area

 Salary:  NJC Scale 3, SCP 14, £15,725 pro rata per annum pro rata plus optional 4% pension:  approximately £8.10p per hour

 Length of contract:  Initially to end-October 2013, but funding and contracts will be sought to extend the post

 Specific requirements for the postholder.  To be able to drive our minibuses the sucessful candidate will be between 25 and 65 years old with a clean driving licence for at least two years.  They will have or be prepared to gain a MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) certificate.

 Purpose of job.  To help and support local food growing projects in community gardens, allotments, schools and other community project in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.  Current sites include WortleyHallWalledGarden, Firth Park Community Allotment, Lowedges Firestation and MeersbrookParkWalledGarden

 For application package e-mail or send a large s.a.e. (A4 with 47p stamps) to:

 Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT


 Completed applications must be received at Heeley City Farm by 17.00 hours, Monday 8th July 2013

 Interviews will take place on Monday 15th July 2013

Posted by: southadmin | 27/06/2013

Young People into Employment Programme

Young People into Employment Programme

South Yorkshire Community Foundation is administering the Young People into Employment Programme.

The fund is particularly keen to support projects where the beneficiaries are unemployed 16-25 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds or communities.

This programme aims to support disadvantaged young people from South Yorkshire back into education or into employment enabling them to make lasting change in their lives.

Priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in South Yorkshire that have a clear understanding of the needs of young people.

The funding will award grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support community groups running projects that:

  • Increase work ready skills of young people
  • Offer work placement opportunities
  • Support young people into education or employment
  • Offer apprenticeships for young people
  • Positive engagement activities aimed at pre work and work ready skills reducing barriers to employment for young people with diverse needs
  • Provide individual and peer support to young people to identify and negotiate pathways into enterprising activities and employment

Applications must be submitted, to reach this office by 5pm Monday 1st July 2013. Applicants will be informed if they have reached the next stage Part B of the application process and decisions will be made in August. Unsuccessful applications may also be considered as part of our Small Grant Fund (if eligible) and may be awarded a grant from an alternative fund.

To find out how to apply, please click here

Posted by: southadmin | 27/06/2013

Benefit Cuts

Please see the flyer attached about an event on Thursday 4 July at 12:30pm – 3:30pm. It is happening at SCEDU, 53 Mowbray Street, S3 8EN.

 We are wanting to find out how benefit cuts are affecting people. Come along to the event and tell us:

–       What is your experience of the changes so far?

–       How what do you think will happen in the future?

 Event Flyer – Welfare Reform Consultation

To book a place (places are limited) contact us at:

Tel: 0114 203 9325

 Please let us know if you have any support needs we might be able to help you with.

Posted by: southadmin | 10/06/2013

Under 1 roof

The Speakeasy Programme (South Yorkshire) Ltd

Quality work and friendly service

We are based in Sheffield and train and employ local people.

We are a registered cooperative.  Our prices are reasonable and any profits are used to support older and vulnerable people in the community.

Phone for a free quote!

Painting and Decorating – single rooms to whole houses, shops or offices.

Building services – alterations, disability adaptations, door widening.  Home or commercial premises. Furniture assembly.

Garden Services – maintenance, lawns cut, landscaping, wall built, patios, fences & sheds, new lawns and paths laid

Phone John: on 07730894084

Posted by: southadmin | 29/05/2013

Activity Sheffield

Check out our Spring Bank holiday planner which is online now–about/leisure/activities/children-and-young-people/holiday-activities.html.

As well as the online version which has been circulated far and wide, the 15,000 hard copies have been distributed intelligently around; Schools, Libraries, Sports Centres, Museums, Children’s Homes, Youth Centres and Parks.  If you’ve not seen a hard copy and would like one, please let us know and we’ll get one sent out to you.

We’re now getting sorted for the Summer brochures which are going to be bigger and better! With new fun and exciting activities for you to get involved in!
We’ve already had a few adverts confirmed therefore now only have a few spaces left however if you would like to advertise with us for Summer please let me know asap.
The deadline for adverts is; Summer 11th June and prices start from £325 for a half page (the brochure is now A5 size) and we offer discounts for charity/voluntary sector organisations.

Posted by: southadmin | 29/05/2013

Right to Control Employment Development Worker

Right to Control Employment Development Worker

As part of the ODI Right to Control Trailblazer project Sheffield Centre for Independent Living (Sheffield CIL) is looking to recruit to an employment development worker to provide training, raise awareness and improve partnership working between support planners, local authority, third sector organisations and Job Centre Plus in order to increase employment opportunities for disabled people.

  •  Hours are 21 per week, NJC spinal point 29 £24,646 pro rata £14,787. 
  • The post is fixed term until the end January 2014. 
  • The closing date for applications is 12.30pm on Friday 31st May 2013. (Please note this is the closing date not Wed 29th as stated in the information pack)
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 6th June 2013. 
  • Details of the post are in the application pack.  Please apply using the application form.  CVs will not be accepted. 
  • Please see the Sheffield CIL website for further information

 Please return you application to

Application Form            Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form       Information Pack

Posted by: southadmin | 29/05/2013

Health & Wellbeing – Activities in Gleadless Valley

The activities include –

  • Shopping service for the over 50’s. Get picked up by our minibus and taken to a local shopping centre for help with your weekly shop.  shopping flyer a4
  • Health Walk. Join us for a gentle 45- 60 minute walk around the local area.  Health Walk poster
  • Swimbus.  Get picked up by our minibus and taken to Heeley Baths for an hours swim  swimbus poster final
  • Grow your own’ gardening session to help you to grow your own fruit and veg.  gardening poster final
  • Coffee morning and book club. Come for a drink, a chat and to discuss a new book.   coffee morning (2)

For more info, please see attached publicity or contact kim HInchliffe on 0114 2358642: email or Grace Radford on 0114 2394466: email

Sheffield Wildlife Trust is coordinating the Yorkshire and Humber region of the national Fruit-full Schools project which is bringing together 200 schools to create over 200 sustainable heritage orchards across England. We are now collecting comments from people to show just how important locally produced fruit is to our heritage, culture and health. Please tell us why you love locally produced fruit at for a chance to win an amazing Virgo fruit press. In addition of you select a Fruit-full school close to you they have a chance to win a day with a local artist to create a fruit-tree inspired piece of art.

 Sheffield Wildlife Trust are currently supporting the following schools, please remember to select one below

Notre Dame High School (Sheffield)
Seven Hills School (Sheffield)
All Hallows Catholic College (Macclesfield)
Hemsworth Arts and Comm. College (Hemsworth)
Kirk Hallam College (Ilkestown)

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