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Extra help for rough sleepers - a community response

Extra help for rough sleepers - a community response

Last winter, 2017-18, Sheffield City Council worked in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the British Red Cross, and Framework to provide somewhere safe and warm for people at risk of rough sleeping, when 'weather watch' was in operation.

The Fire Station is a great lo... Read More

A place of sanctuary and support - Ben's Centre

A place of sanctuary and support - Ben's Centre

Reading back over my notes from my morning spent at Ben’s Centre chatting to staff, volunteers and guests, there’s one word that stands out above... Read More

Hand up, not hand out - Big Issue North

Hand up, not hand out - Big Issue North

Hardly a day goes by without me seeing a Big Issue North vendor working, how about you?

Vendors have become part of the visual fabric of the city. There’s one based at my local Tesco just down the road, and ... Read More

Hot soup, sandwiches and much more - Sheffield Churches Soup Kitchen

Hot soup, sandwiches and much more - Sheffield Churches Soup Kitchen

From humble beginnings 31 years ago, with a couple of volunteers walking the city at night, flasks of hot soup in hands to offer to people on the streets, the Sheffield Churches So... Read More

The Salvation Army Lifehouse; more than just a home

The Salvation Army Lifehouse; more than just a home

The Salvation Army run two Lifehouses – accommodation and tailored support for people experiencing homelessness - in the city; one for men in ... Read More

Empathy, care and kindness for vulnerable women - Salvation Army Women's Lifehouse

Empathy, care and kindness for vulnerable women - Salvation Army Women's Lifehouse

In many services and supported accommodation providers I have visited, women, their stories and experiences are conspicuous by their absence. The Salvation Army’s women only accommodation was, therefore, a must visit for me, as I wanted to speak to women experiencing homelessness in the cit... Read More

Food and friendship on Sundays - The Sunday Centre

Food and friendship on Sundays - The Sunday Centre

On Sundays in Sheffield, homeless support services are closed. So, if you are homeless or vulnerably housed, socially excluded or in need of company, want somewhere to get warm and sit for a while amongst understanding friends, wish to enjoy a hot drink and a home cooked nourishing meal, then the... Read More

Our outreach teams, out on the streets, daily.

Our outreach teams, out on the streets, daily.

What most people see when they walk around the city centre, through the underpasses, or to catch a train, is people sat on the street, often tucked inside a sleeping bag, begging for change.

Peoples’ reactions can probably be grouped into 2 main themes;

* How awful, that poo... Read More

Support for people with complex lives - 911 Project

Support for people with complex lives - 911 Project

As I was buzzed into the 911 Project, the member of staff who let me in apologised – she was mid way through dealing with a client who’s smoke alarm was going off in his flat, and he was refusing entrance to staff who were concerned for his welfare. “We don’t often have fi... Read More

Holistic support that 'saves people' at the Archer Project

Holistic support that 'saves people' at the Archer Project

The Archer Project, based behind Sheffield Cathedral, started out in 1989 simply as tea and toast being provided to homeless and vulnerable people who congregate... Read More

Helping vulnerable people achieve extraordinary things -TASC

Helping vulnerable people achieve extraordinary things -TASC

TASC, Target and Action for Safer Communities, provide supported accommodation in Sheffield to ex-offenders in the main, but also to rou... Read More

SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN NEED OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – BLOG BY STEVE CLARK OF THE SUNDAY CENTRE

SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN NEED OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – BLOG BY STEVE CLARK OF THE SUNDAY CENTRE

“Tis the season to be jolly” – well for most of us it is. Once the stress of shopping is over the Christmas holidays are pretty good.

But what about those who are struggling, those without money and perhaps not even a home – what about them? What about people we see sat begg... Read More

Join the Help Us Help Christmas campaign

Join the Help Us Help Christmas campaign

We’ve joined with city centre businesses on a Christmas campaign that everyone can be part of. Find out more and get involved....

NEWS: Big businesses join campaign to tackle begging and help the homeless

John Lewis, Virgin Money and McDonalds have ... Read More

Steph's Story - 09/06/17

Steph's Story - 09/06/17

Steph’s story of volunteering at the Cathedral Archer Project: Homelessness is something that I have always thought a lot about so deciding to investigate it for my third year dissertation just made sense and was the perfect opportunity to delve in and find out more.  I have always wondered a... Read More