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Abundance is a volunteer run Sheffield-based project which helps communities to harvest the seasonal glut of unwanted and unpicked fruit in their area. The excess fruit is then re-distributed amongst the local community on a not-for-profit basis.

Abundance also aims to reconnect communities with their local food resources and to provide skills, training and practical advice in order to utilise and develop these for the benefit of everyone.

Abundance is happy to receive information on fruit trees growing in the Sheffield area where the owners are not able to harvest the fruit themselves and where the fruit would otherwise go to waste. Part of Grow Sheffield.

  Anaphylaxis Campaign, Sheffield
Anaphylaxis Campaign, Sheffield provides a support network of local support groups for sufferers of life threatening food allergies. Limited help to those allergic to insect bites. Works to raise awareness of problems that arise due to food allergy and helps with research. Aims to educate the public and professionals about life threatening food allergies, signs, symptoms and treatment.

  Ashram Community Trust
A radical Christian community involved in inner city and lifestyle issues. Runs an Ashram community house and New Roots wholefoods store. Also has meeting rooms and multi-faith chapel and library.

Sessions are held at: Burngreave Ashram, Spital Hill, S4 (Monday-Friday), The Ashram House, Andover Street, S3 (Wednesday) & The Ashram Community Houses, Rock Street , S3.

Charity No: 1099164

  Bank Holiday Soup Kitchen
The soup kitchen provides cooked lunch and social activities for homeless people at Duke Street Community Centre, S2 on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Self or any referral.

Charity No: 287868

  Beighton Orchard
Beighton Orchard is a community orchard owned by Sheffield City Council. The orchard is managed in partnership with the Sheffield Lanscape Trust and Beighton Environment Group.

Beighton Orchard hosts an apple day in October where there is a chance to celebrate and taste a variety of local traditional apples in one of Sheffield's few remaining orchards, meet a local orchard expert, make apple juice and try your hand at bird and bat box making. The orchard is open free to the public on specific open days.

The orchard is located off Robin Lane, S20, near the Methodist Chapel, walk down a public path to metal gates and on the left is the orchard entrance.

  Bens Centre
Ben's Centre is a centre for vulnerable homeless alcohol dependent street drinkers. The centre is a registered charity.
The service offers:
• Support and a listening ear
• Alcohol advice
• clothing store
• activities
• laundry
• free food
• hot drinks
• free telephone
• outreach and help with accommodation
• IT support
• referral to clinical support and sign posting to other agencies
• debt support and information
• access to a nurse
• voluntary opportunities and training
Self or any referral.

Charity No: 1087606

  British Sugarcraft Guild (Sheffield Branch)
The British Sugarcraft Guild is a non-profit-making organisation dedicated to the art of sugarcraft.

Annual membership costs £45 and includes membership of the National Sugarcraft Guild and the Sheffield branch. Visitors are welcome for £4 per visit. (Please check these prices for accuracy.)

Meets in S1 (Saturday).

  Broomhall Breakfasts
A project of Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall (CTBB), Broomhall Breakfasts offers a cooked breakfast for vulnerable people in the area offering advice, friendship and an opportunity to sit and chat. Open to all of any faith commitment or none.

Meet at St Andrew's Church Hall, Upper Hanover Street, S3 (Friday).

Breakfast is free but a donation of whatever people can afford is welcome to cover the cost of the breakfast.

Charity No: 1142166

  Broomhall Womens Health Group
Broomhall Womens Health group is open to women living in Broomhall. The group meets for holistic health activities such as chairobics, exercise class, healthy eating and complementary therapy.

No costs involved except for massage which is £2 for 10 minutes every other week.

Meets in S10.

Charity No: 1148348

  Burngreave Food Bank
Burngreave Foodbank is linked to the Trussell Trust ( which runs a network of over 400 foodbanks in the UK. The Burngreave Foodbank works with about 80 local organisations who refer people in need using one of their printed vouchers. These organisations include advice centres, health visitors, social workers, housing support workers etc. The Foodbank does not accept self-referrals or drop-ins.

There are 2 centres, one in Burngreave and one in Darnall. Burngreave Foodbank vouchers can be taken to either of these venues. When people bring in their voucher to one of the centres, they are given 3 days non-perishable food for themselves and their family to take away. Tea, biscuits and a listening ear is provided while the food is being packed. The service covers people living in S3, S4 and S9 (including Darnall and Tinsley but excluding Wincobank).

Food is fairly standard and designed to be nutritionally balanced, but it can be varied to suit special diets, eg halal, vegetarian, etc.

Charity No: 1086749

  Burton Street Training Restaurant
Burton’s Restaurant is owned by The Burton Street Foundation, a charitable organisation based in Hillsborough. It is a social enterprise combining two purposes – to serve you fantastic, locally-sourced food at affordable prices and to provide training and volunteering opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum.

At Burton’s you will be looked after by experienced and knowledgeable professional chefs and front of house staff assisted by a dedicated team of volunteers.

To support the foundations commitment to healthy eating the restaurant runs an accredited training course for volunteers – Skills for Working Life – based around their catering enterprises, which include Burton's Restaurant, the Training Restaurant and Burton's Undercroft Cafe.

Volunteers with learning disabilities work in every aspect of the catering department, this provides not only valuable and meaningful work experience, but also promotes healthy eating and the value of a good diet. Participants can gain awards in Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling and Health & Fire Safety, as well as learning new skills, increasing self confidence and gaining a wealth of real-world work experience.

Volunteers will receive employment support including help with:

Preparing for Work
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help being part of your community
• Help with communication
• Life skills

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work Experience

Alongside the restaurant, the service can cater for every kind of business or social event having their own conference and function suite, catering for conferences, weddings, parties and private dining.

  Care for you Foods
Care for you Foods is a frozen food delivery service based in Sheffield offering free delivery of complete meals (main course and pudding). Our core clients are older people.

A modern day meals on wheels delivery service where all the meals are cooked and then frozen immediately to retain their quality and flavour. Locally sourced ingredients including fresh vegetables are used. No need to defrost just heat in the microwave. Special dietary requirements can be catered for including diabetic, gluten free and vegetarian. Pureed meals are available for those who have difficulty swallowing.

There is no contract or delivery charge so you can order as and when you require. Orders need to be for a minimum of 5 meals. There is 10% off your first order.

Welcomes lunch groups that may wish to use the service, please contact for details.

There is one fixed price for meals of £4.50 which includes a free pudding. Please check upon enquiry.

  Cathedral Archer Project Ltd
The Cathedral Archer Project is a registered charity which provides basic support to homeless and vulnerable people (aged 18 years and over).
Provides a free breakfast and subsidised lunches, access to showers, laundry facilities, information service and telephones, outreach workers, health professionals (nurse, dentist, chiropodist), additional activities include gym sessions, health-based sessions, creative writing, walking, photography, IT, film club and a music group. Also provide opportunities in education (literacy and numeracy), recreation activities (music, art, football, keep fit, gardening) and access to computers and the internet. Self or any referral.

Drop-in and activities held at Sheffield Cathedral, Campo Lane Entrance, S1 (Monday-Friday).

Charity No: 1064818

  Chesterfield Community Care Farm - Opportunities for Everyone
Clowne Community Care Farm offers long and short term work experience placements for adults with mental health issues, learning disabilities, physical impairments and/or sensory impairments, including those in receipt of Direct Payments, working as part of a team on the farm.

The service also offers support to people from the community who are presently unemployed, this includes young people who are disengaged from education (NEETS) aged 14-18 years, as well as welcoming people who simply want to volunteer.

Services Provided:

• The care farm allows people a chance to be part of a real working farm
environment, so no two days are ever quite the same. You could be looking after the chickens, feeding the goats and pigs or cleaning them out, or constructing a new Pig Ark for them. The farm also has a number of large polytunnels that will be used to grow fruit and vegetables which will be sold to the public or to cafes and restaurants. The animals on site will be used for food production and people will get the opportunity to be involved in preparing the animals for sale etc.
The farm also plans to have an on-site cafι and farm shop that members of the public can use should they choose to visit.

Prices for adults to attend the day service start from £5 per hour, £15 per half day session or £25 per full day session (these prices are provided by Chesterfield Community Care Farm, please check them yourself for accuracy).

People in receipt of Direct Payments can negotiate a tailor made package of support for activities offered by the farm. Carers can attend for free with a paying client and should they wish to undertake any work-based learning this can be done on site at a great price and sometimes for FREE.

• The service can provide support for anyone aged 14-18 years who is not in education, employment or training and would like to develop their skills and confidence. This service can last for as long as it takes to support the individual to progress into employment, start an apprenticeship or find further learning opportunities.
The service can offer a variety of workshops and introductory courses, including:
• Care
• Childcare
• Construction
• Maths and English
• Customer service
• Business administration
• Animal care
• Land-based activities
• Horticulture and gardening
• Arts and Crafts
• Adventure activities

Employability support and workshops are also available, including:
Preparing for Work
• Information, advice & guidance
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help with practical issues eg travel, childcare and housing support
• Help being part of your community
• Help with communication
• Life skills
• Careers advice & guidance

Training & Qualifications
• Literacy & numeracy qualifications
• Advice on funding for training
• Vocational courses, accredited training & qualifications (see below)

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work tasters
• Work Experience
• Work Placements

Finding and Applying for Jobs
• Job search & job search methods
• CV/Application form support
• Job matching
• Support to apply for jobs
• Interview techniques
• Support at interview
• Support into self-employment

The farm also offers the following training courses in partnership with Excell for Training:

• Green Skills Study Programme - a Level 1 course for those aged 16-18 years and thinking of a career in agriculture, animal care or horticulture. The qualification has 3 separate levels, award, certificate & diploma which provide participants with a good basic understanding of the industry and incorporates some basic maths and English skills.

• Entry to Employment - a course for anyone aged 19 years or over, run by Excell For Training, it consists of 60 guided learning hours as well as real hands-on work experience at the farm providing a great basis for finding a job in the competitive employment market. To complete the training you must obtain a minimum of 6 credits from 3 units.

Qualifications & Quality Standards:
Chesterfield Community Care Farm networks with Excell Home Care Limited a CQC registered care company, Excell For Training Limited, a fully accredited training company. All staff are CRB checked and are qualified up to Dr, PMN, RGN, Cert Head, NVQ Level 5 Health & Social Care and Children and Young People.
Chesterfield Community Care Farm is a Not For Profit company limited by guarantee no 07321954.

  City Centre Soup Van
The City Centre Soup Van is a co-ordinated service provided by various church groups on a rota which provides free soup, rolls, clothes and information to people who are homeless. Also Christmas dinner in December.

The Soup Van is available on Eldon Street, in front of Shop Mobility, S1 (Monday-Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

  Coffee Project, The
The Coffee Project supports schools and welfare projects, mainly in Malawi and Ghana, through trading coffee and other products. A registered charity and company limited by guarantee no 4257940.
Charity No: 1093447

  Community Dietetic Service
Sheffield Community Dietitians help prevent and manage diseases by supporting people to improve their nutrition and to enable them to understand the link between nutrition and their health.

The service is part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The Community Dietetic Service provides dietetic clinics city-wide via referral from GPs and other healthcare professionals. The service also provides input to patient groups, and training and advice to primary care and community healthcare workers.

Clinics are held at various venues across the city, please contact for details.

  Eat Sheffield
Eat Sheffield is an initiative set up by the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University and aims to celebrates Sheffield's food and local produce.

The Eat Sheffield Awards are held annually in October and helps to raise the profile of local restaurants and food businesses.

  FareShare Yorkshire
A registered charity which redistributes surplus food from the food industy, which would otherwise go to landfill, to groups that work with vulnerable people in South Yorkshire.

A registered charity and company limited by guarantee no 03680184.

Charity No: 1075477

  Fir Vale Food Bank
Fir Vale Food Bank exists to help alleviate food poverty and food shortage.

It is a voluntary and charitable organisation and is free for those experiencing food poverty.

  Firth Park Food Bank
The food bank provides lunch on Saturdays for anyone on a low income to come along and enjoy a meal. All are welcome including children. Activities are laid on.

The food bank is free but donations are welcome including tinned food, clothes and toys. The service plans to set up a full food bank in the future.

The service is sponsored by the Royal Assembly Church - "Sharing with our community, improving lives and positively impacting our neighbourhood".

Lunch is served at Brushes Community Centre, S5 (Saturday).

  Fitness Fanatics
Fitness Fanatics is a healthy eating and fitness group for adults with learning disabilities and their carers to come along and meet new people, try out different activities and learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The group takes part in a healthy eating session, a classroom activity which can include various topics such as healthy diet, body parts, how to keep fit followed by a fitness session. Activities include chairobics, circuit training, dancing, football, netball and Zumba with a different activity held each week.

The cost per session is £5 per session or £60 for a 12 week block. People can pay with their budgets or sign up to a 4, 6 or 12 week contract. These prices are provided by Fitness Fanatics, please check them yourself for accuracy.

Fitness t-shirts are available to purchase and use on the night for £5.

Sessions held at Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road, S2 (Thursday).

Charity No: 1056155

  Free School Meals Admin Team
Part of Sheffield City Council. To qualify for free school meals, children must be registered at a Sheffield school and their parent or carer must receive Child Benefit and one of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
• An income-related employment and support allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit, but not receiving Working Tax Credit, and your annual income does not exceed £16,190
• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
You are not entitled to free school meals if you receive Working Tax Credit, unless:

You are not entitled to free school meals if you receive Working Tax Credit, unless:
• you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit for the 4 weeks after your employment finishes
• you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit for the 4 weeks where you start to work less than 16 hours per week

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact the team. Please have your NI number (or NASS number), names of children and their dates of birth to hand.

  Grace Food Bank, Sheffield
Grace Food Bank aims to help families around the S8 area (South West Sheffield area). Provides food assistance for families and individuals in short term crisis. The service can be accessed via referrals from a professional organisation, health care professional, government body or local church.

For further information about how to access the service, donate to the food bank or volunteer, please visit the website.

  Greave House Farm Trust
Greave House Farm Trust is a not-for-profit company running as a Care
Farm in Stocksbridge supporting adults with learning disabilities. The Trust provides a supportive environment for clients who would like to take part in day opportunities and outdoor activities such as gardening and growing food, looking after chickens and ducks etc.

The Trust can support people to take part in cooking, baking, making jam and other life skills, as well as a variety of craft activities. There is also an opportunity to help sell the farm produce on a market stall. You will also be able to join in other social events on the farm such as the annual barn dance and bonfire. The service is very flexible and open to new ideas so if there is something particular you are interested in, let them know.


Full day session costs £40 per day, workers need to bring their own packed lunch unless a cooked lunch has been planned as part of the activities. This price is provided by Greave House Farm Trust, please check it yourself for accuracy.

Qualifications & Quality Standards:

Staff are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB) and have many years experience in teaching life skills and promoting independent living.

Company limited by guarantee no 6913565.

  Green Estate - Activity Packages for People on Self Directed Support
Green Estate is a dynamic not-for-profit social enterprise company based at Sheffield Manor Lodge who cater for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical impairments and/or sensory impairments, long term health conditions and people on the autistic spectrum.

Green Estate offers 4 different programmes for people who have a personalised budget who are looking for opportunities to be part of a busy mainstream organisation, gain interesting and useful work experience and develop their own interests and friendships. The service uses every aspect of the site, the different venues and facilities, to ensure their programmes give each individual a chance to learn more about the fascinating site. Participants directly contribute their time and energy to enhance the local environment and the businesses Green Estate run, and have a positive impact on the neighbourhood and local community.

Services Provided:

• Manor Oaks Farm:
A chance to be a part of a real working farm environment so no two days are quite the same. You will be looking after chickens, pigs and rabbits, working with the heavy horse, Big Lad, training the donkeys & learning about the propagation of fruit, vegetables and crops grown and harvested for sale in the farm shop or for your own use and enjoyment. You will also be able to help turn seasonal produce into tasty jams, soups, pies and soft drinks, and have a go at making seasonal crafts including bird boxes, Xmas wreaths, mosaics and willow craft. Please note that lunch is not included though the farm shop cafι will be open serving a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.

These sessions are held at Manor Oaks Farm, Manor Lane, S2 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Price: £48 per day

• Cook, Lunch & Learn:
Cook, Lunch & Learn is a cooking club with a difference. Here you will help plan recipes and menus, cook and eat as a team, and learn to cook a wide range of tasty and interesting dishes which go well beyond the basic. In a small supportive team this is a chance to enjoy all aspects of food and cookery, try new foods and have a huge amount of fun. Your friends and family will be amazed and impressed by the dishes you bring home to share with them!

The sessions are held at York House, City Road S2 (Wednesday, Thursday) from 10.00am – 2.00pm.
Price: £48 per day

• Manor Oaks Crafts:
Crafts sessions are led by a professional artist and you will be doing a wide range of high quality creative activities. You will be able to enjoy local art exhibitions and inspirational days out, and create pieces of art which can be sold, given as presents or installed at Sheffield Manor Lodge for all visitors to enjoy. Let your imagination free!

The sessions are held at Sheffield Manor Lodge, Manor Lane S2 (Wednesday) from 9.30 – 12.30 or from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Price: £30 per half day session

• Building & Building Maintenance:
A chance to work with our on-site builder and learn a whole range of essential practical skills. You will learn to do everything from unblocking sinks, mending leaking taps, putting up shelves and repairing locks to bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery and general maintenance.

The sessions are held at Sheffield Manor Lodge, Manor Lane S2 (Monday) from 9.00am – 3.30pm.
Price: £48 per day

These prices are provided by Green Estate, please check them yourself for accuracy.

Services Provided:

Green Estate's programmes provides you with on-going opportunities to expand your personal horizons, interests, learning and work experience and skills.

Manor Oaks Crafts:
An arts & crafts group where participants can enjoy a wide range of high quality creative activities. The group provides the opportunity for clients to try their skills at felt making, glasswork, sculpture, mosaic, painting and print making and much, much more. Lead by a creative facilitator each individual gains accreditation for their unique work through an Awards scheme, can choose the type of activity they wish to try, and have their work exhibited and for sale at key Green Estate events during the year.

When: Every Wednesday. 9.30am–12.30pm and/or 1–4pm
Where: The fully accessible Discovery Centre, S2
Price: £30 per half day session, £48 per full day (all prices are provided by Green Estate, please check them yourself for accuracy).

Manor Oaks Farm:
One of Green Estates most popular activities, the farm programme gives clients the chance to be part of a real working farm. Participants look after the farms own chickens, rabbits, pigs and pony, grow and harvest herbs and fruit and vegetable crops for use in the cafι and for sale in the farm shop. The group also extend their skills through traditional crafts such as willow weaving, and production of seasonal crafts including bird boxes, Xmas wreaths, soap and candles and produce like jam.

When: Every Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday 9am – 3.30pm
Where: Meet at Manor Oaks Farm Shop & Cafι, S2
Price: £48 per day (all prices are provided by Green Estate, please check them yourself for accuracy).

Cook, Lunch & Learn:
Led by Green Estates on-site chef the Manor Oaks Kitchen team cook and eat together. Making a wide range of dishes including soups, pies, cakes and buns, preserves and quiches. The group are extending the range and type of foods they enjoy and learning how to cook for themselves and others at home. They are also involved in outside catering including buffets, cooking for the weekly Luncheon Club and Tudor banquets. The group are starting to produce goods for sale at Farmer’s Markets in Sheffield so look out for them there!

When: Every Wednesday and/or Thursday. 10am – 2pm
Where: York House, City Road, S2
Price: £48 per session (all prices are provided by Green Estate, please check them yourself for accuracy).

Employment Support can be provided for people aged 18 years and over, including:

Preparing for Work
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help being part of your community
• Life skills

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work Experience

Finding and Applying for Jobs
• CV / Application Support
• Support to apply for jobs

Qualifications & Quality Standards:

All staff are Enhanced CRB checked. Leaders and key staff are trained in Basic Drug Awareness, First Aid, Child First Aid, Fire Warden, Food Safety & Food Hygiene, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults, Manual Handling, Writing & Implementation of Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
Green Estate has Public Liability, Employer's Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

A company limited by guarantee no 4801730.

  Grow Sheffield
Grow Sheffield is a not for profit community organisation promoting urban organic food growing. They provide information and access to training and resources as well as organising social and networking events, visits and skill-sharing opportunities. They raise awareness on the issues of sustainability, reducing food miles, carbon footprints, biodiversity and healthy eating.

The Abundance Project is also supported by Grow Sheffield and focuses on the harvest and distribution of surplus fruit growing in the Sheffield area in summer and autumn, as well as the planting and maintenance of fruit trees (see separate entry).

If you would like to get involved in any of the Grow Sheffield projects, contribute to the Sheffield Food Network or volunteer for a growing or havesting activity please get in touch.

  Halal Meat Sellers
All halal meat is certified by the Halal Food Authority UK and complies with the Islamic Dietary Laws. This list is not exhaustive.

  Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture Co-operative
Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture Co-operative Ltd (CSA) is a Sheffield local food project run by volunteers and a part-time co-ordinator.

We :

• Support Sheffield Organic Growers to produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful site off Hazelhurst Lane in south Sheffield.
• Run a veg bag scheme for the local community with the veg bought primarily from Sheffield Organic Growers or sourced from other local organic farmers.
• Offer opportunities for volunteering on the land or in the veg harvesting and packing.
• Develop education and outreach projects locally and globally.

We are financially dependent on our veg bag customers with a grant to support the local and global outreach work we do.

We reconnect local people with where their food comes from and see ourselves as part of the global movement for food sovereignty.

  Health Protection Service, The
The Health Protection Service is part of Sheffield City Council. The service works closely with the Food Standards Agency, Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England as well as other council departments and outside agencies.

The service inspects and enforces legislation in premises with regard to the following:
• Accident investigation
• Cooling tower registration and inspection (including legionella investigation)
• Entertainments licences
• Food safety and hygiene inspections
• Food hygiene ratings
• Food hygiene registration
• Health and safety in workplaces
• Liquor licence applications
• Smokefree legislation
• Sports ground safety
• Sunbeds
• Tattooing, acupuncture and ear piercing

In addition it investigates and gives advice regarding:
• Asbestos removal
• Firework displays and bonfires
• Food and allergy alerts
• Food hygiene training
• Food poisoning, notifiable infectious disease and outbreak investigation
• Food safety and hygiene
• Food safety for childminders
• Health and safety in workplaces
• Safer Food Better Business
• Starting a food business

  Healthier Tinsley
Healthier Tinsley supports and promotes different activities to help improve the health and wellbeing of the local people in Tinsley. These can include healthy eating, a chairobics class, a conversation club and one to one support.

  Heeley Asian Womens Group
A group for all women (of all ethnicities) in the community to get together to work on a variety of projects including education, swimming, computer classes, Zumba, cooking, yoga, community events and meals.

  Heeley City Farm
Heeley City Farm is a wind and sun-powered city farm with rare breed and native farm animals, small animals petting area, vegetable gardens, the Farm kitchen - a vegetarian and vegan community cafι, an under 8's children's play area, a peat free garden centre, the South Yorkshire Energy Centre visitor centre (see separate entry), a reconstructed Iron Age Roundhouse, wildlife garden, pond and recycling bring bank facilities.

"Heeley City Farm identifies, confronts and addresses the problems of poverty, inequality, prejudice and lack of opportunity in our inner city community by supporting and promoting community regeneration and self help within environmentally friendly and self-sustaining systems, using the background of a mini-farm, community gardens and related resources."

The farm runs healthy eating workshops, manages Firth Park Community Allotment, an organic kitchen garden based at Wortley Hall Walled Garden (produce from which is used in the farms organic cafι) and 20 other local food growing gardens throughout Sheffield.

Heeley City Farm is a registered social enterprise charity and company limited by guarantee no 2141420

Charity No: 1111482

  Heeley City Farm - Community Support
Heeley City Farm provides learning, placements and experience in:
• gardening and composting
• organic food growing
• healthy eating & healthy lifestyles
• cooking
• cafι work
• small and large animal care
• recycling and conservation
• energy conservation, fuel poverty and affordable warmth issues
• green building methods
• sports and dance
• art activities, crafts and woodwork
• sensory / reminiscence sessions / volunteering and mentoring for older people
• social activities such as trips out, festivals and fairs

The farm can offer day time opportunities for older people, adults with mental health issues, people with autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, people with physical impairments and/or sensory impairments and young people disengaged from education (NEETS), including those in receipt of Direct Payments. People on Direct Payments can negotiate a tailor made package of support for activities offered by the farm.

Provides employment support, including:
Preparing for Work
• Information, advice & guidance
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help being part of your community
• Debt, money management & benefits advice
• Life skills
• Careers advice & guidance

Training & Qualifications
• Literacy & numeracy qualifications

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work Experience
• Work Placements

Finding and Applying for Jobs
• Job search & job search methods
• CV/Application form support
• Support to apply for jobs


Prices start from £9 per hour, £20 per half day session or £15 per half day session with a PA. £40 per full day session or £25 per full day session with a PA. Conservation, animal care and land-based skills for younger people (aged 16-25 years) are charged from £35 per full day (these prices are provided by Heeley City Farm, please check them yourself for accuracy).

Qualifications & Quality Standards:

Staff undergo Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and undertake training in safeguarding vulnerable people. All staff and volunteers are CRB checked.

The farm gathers quarterly feedback from service users and from specific sessions as well as from their annual carers survey, this feedback is then used to plan and inform their service provision.

Heeley City Farm is a registered social enterprise charity and company limited by guarantee no 2141420.

Charity No: 1111482

  Hillside Harvest
We are a small cooperative running a community allotment garden ("Lotti") growing food to share amongst our members (most of our members are in or near the Rivelin Valley).

• Hillside Harvest aims to grow crops as organically and sustainably as possible, managing the land in a way that is attractive and wildlife friendly.
• Support one another, work and learn together;
• Provide young people and adults with the opportunity to enjoy healthy outdoor activities;
• Have a good time and create an attractive space where people can enjoy nature and build friendships.
• We combine hard work with plenty of fun, support and enjoyment through healthy outdoor activities.
• We are a mix of families, young people and adults who work and learn together.
• At our events you can learn how to grow more of your own food and make new friends.

We also arrange small educational visits and events, helping more people to understand how

  Homeless and Rootless at Christmas (HARC)
Homeless and Rootless At Christmas provide food, shelter, entertainment and some medical services to homeless and rootless people over the Christmas and New Year period.

A registered charity, the service is completely funded by voluntary donations. Donations welcome.

Charity No: 1049438

  Hope Cafe
Hope Cafι offers a drop-in for dementia sufferers, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems and their carers every Tuesday, as well as a community cafι and lunch club on a Thursday which is open to all.

The cafι is held at St John the Evangelist, Manchester Road, S36 (Tuesday and Thursday)

  Hope City Church
Christian church. Home to the Megacentre (see separate entry), open 7 days a week. Hosts Megakidz Playzone, nursery, City Hearts Residential Programme for Young Women and full programme for kids, teens and students. Self or any referral.
Charity No: 1052585

  HOPE Community Allotment Project
The HOPE Community Allotment Project offers women and men a chance to participate in gardening and grow their own organic fruit and vegetables on the project’s allotment. Families with children are welcome, especially at the Saturday sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants will learn how to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables, improve their diet, get some exercise and make new friends. Cooking and crafts are on offer as an alternative if the weather is bad.

The Community Allotment Project is open to all members of the community and is especially welcoming to those experiencing mental health problems, people with learning disabilities, autism, physical and/or sensory impairments, health issues or older people including those with dementia.

Participants are charged just £1 for each session which includes light refreshments and lunch at the end of the session (usually home-made soup and bread). Please check this price for accuracy.

Meets in S5 (Monday, Thursday & Saturday).

  Hub Food Bank Stocksbridge, The
The Hub Food Bank Stocksbridge is a charity providing emergency food supplies for families and adults in the Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe Side, Deepcar and Oughtibridge area of North Sheffield.

The bank is hosted by The Hub Church Stocksbridge and run by a team of dedicated volunteers, from various backgrounds and parts of the community, who work together, under a strict confidentiality policy, to help members of the community.

Redundancy, illness, debt, bereavement, benefit delay, benefit sanctions, family breakdown, rehousing or theft can suddenly throw people into a very real financial crisis, facing the unthinkable situation of being unable to feed themselves or their families.

Food is donated by members of the public around the community, collected, checked, sorted and bagged in ordinary supermarket carrier bags for individuals and families following a referral by a partner
organisation working in the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.
These organisations include advice centres, health visitors, midwives, GPs, housing services, community support workers, social services, schools etc.

When people bring in their voucher, they are welcomed and given 3 days non-perishable food for themselves and their family to take away. Tea or coffee, biscuits and a listening ear is provided while the food is being packed.

Held at the Hub Church, S36 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Charity No: 1052580

  Janet Alton - Nutrition Consultant
Janet Alton offers nutritional advice. She has14 years experience working as a medical herbalist and nutritionist, treating every kind of medical problem. Offers an in-depth service tailored to you.

£75 which includes 2 consultations each lasting an hour or more. The first takes an in-depth medical history and diet history. Following this Janetmakes a full analysis of your case and compiles detailed dietary and other advice specific to your case which is discussed at the second consultation.
£20 for any further appointments.
(These prices are provided by Janet Alton, please check them yourself for accuracy.)

BA MA MMedSci (Nutrition) MNIMH
Janet keeps constantly up-to-date with the latest in nutritional research.

  Joint Learning Disabilities Service - Employment Services
Part of Sheffield City Council. Offers a supported employment service for people with learning disabilities, including people with mental health issues, physical impairments and/or sensory impairments, long term health conditions or autistic spectrum disorders.

Employment support provided:

Preparing for Work
• Information, advice & guidance
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help with practical issues eg travel, childcare and housing support
• Help being part of your community
• Help with communication
• Debt, money management & benefits advice
• Life skills
• Careers advice & guidance

Training & Qualifications
• Literacy & numeracy qualifications
• Advice on funding for training
• Training assessment – high level skills
• IT skills & training

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work Experience
• Work Placements

Finding and Applying for Jobs
• Careers advice / job coaching
• Job search & job search methods
• CV/Application form support
• Support to apply for jobs
• Interview techniques
• Support at interview
• Support into self-employment

In Work Support
• Keyworker support in the workplace
• Training assessment – high level skills
• Getting to work/ reasonable adaptations to the workplace
• Access to work / Other support

Can also offer training in:
• horticulture
• catering and food hygiene certificates
• social enterprise development

The service is available to people who have been assessed by a social worker and allocated an individual budget which can then be spent as the individual decides. Referral via social worker.

  Jubilee Food Bank
Jubilee Food Bank (part of City Church Sheffield) is a charity providing emergency food boxes for families and vulnerable adults across the city.

Redundancy, illness, bereavement, benefit delay, family breakdown, rehousing or theft can suddenly throw people into a very real financial crisis, facing the unthinkable situation of being unable to feed themselves or their families.

Food is donated by members of the public, checked, sorted, boxed and
distributed to individuals and families following a referral "by a partner
organisation" working in the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.

Charity No: 1057560

  Kids Arts Academy
Kids Art Academy runs creative art clubs in schools for children aged 4-14 years, includes Saturday clubs, after school and holiday clubs. Holiday clubs include 2 Cookery Clubs - one for children aged 4-7 years and one for children aged 8-14 years, 2 Art Clubs - one for children aged 4-11 years and a weekly advanced art group for children aged 12-14 years.

The objective of the Academy is to provide the opportunity for children to have lots of fun, whilst developing and learning new artistic and culinary skills. The children are also taught how to develop their ideas and in doing so make their imaginations become a reality. Ofsted registered and can therefore accept child care vouchers.

Class held at Tapton Secondary School, S10.

  Leaf Community Allotment Project
Provides volunteering opportunities for residents and community groups to learn how to grow organic food, with support.

Sessions held at Herries Road Allotments, S5

  Manor Oaks Farm - Green Estate
Green Estate is a not-for-profit social enterprise company based at Sheffield Manor Lodge.

Services Provided:

We offer 3 services all of which allow you to indulge in activity you enjoy, be a part of the wider Green Estate team, expand your social circle and gain work experience. We welcome anyone who wants to join us and we will support you in your personal ambitions and individual aspirations, record your achievements and ensure you progress with your life. As members of the Green Estate team everyone is offered the chance to gain training in manual handling, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, hand and power tool use, Food Hygiene and much more.

Manor Oaks Farm:
The chance to be part of a real working farm – you will help look after our chickens, ducks, rabbits, donkeys, pigs and Big Lad, our heavy horse. You will grow and harvest herbs, fruit and vegetables for use in the cafι, or for making your own delicious treats on our camp stove. In poor weather there’s the chance to do willow weaving, make bird boxes and seasonal crafts. Popular progression routes include working with our commercial landscape team across the city, training our donkeys for children’s rides and driving Big Lad.

Please note that lunch is not included though the farm shop cafι will be open serving a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.

Price: £40 (excluding VAT) (this price is provided by Green Estate, please check it yourself for accuracy).

The sessions are held at Manor Oaks Farm, Manor Lane, S2 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday).

Please see separate entries or contact for details of the other programmes.

Qualifications & Quality Standards:
All staff are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB).

  Megacentre, The
Community centre offering Megakidz Playzone with Megarelax coffee house. Runs weekly youth clubs, pre-school activity clubs, parent and toddler groups.

Also provides conferencing and event facilities (for groups from 8-800), the Ofsted registered Meganursery and The Storehouse (providing emergency food hampers for people in distress). Runs City Hearts, a housing programme, offering support and accommodation to vulnerable women (see separate entry).

The Megacentre is located on Bernard Road, S2 (Monday-Sunday).

MummyFIT provides fitness and nutrition group classes for Mum and Baby at PrimeMover next to Decathalon in Sheffield and PrimeMover Meadowhall.

MummyFIT exercises classes are suitable for all pre and postnatal Mums with exercises adapted to each individual need. Babies play in the same room while Mums work out.

MummyFIT membership entitles you to free entry to the Yummy Mummy Club which is a nutrition group held weekly in the PrimeMover Cafe Refuel which focuses on quick and easy recipe ideas for Mum and Baby to help you get the body you really want. Each class involves individual goal and milestone setting, recipe ideas, a nutrition talk and tasters. Yummy Mummy CLUB is an ideal time to chat to other Mums while you feed your baby.

If you really want results, getting your exercise plan and nutrition on the right track is essential. MummyFIT really does make it easy for you with continued support and guidance throughout your journey.

MummyFIT donates each month to Jessops Hospital. So the fitter and healthier you get the more we donate!

£7 per exercise class and £5 per Yummy Mummy Club
MummyFIT blockbooking is £65 for 10 sessions and includes free entry to Yummy Mummy Club. Please check prices on enquiry.

MummyFIT exercise classes are held in S1 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) and S9 (Tuesday & Thursday).

  National Federation of Fish Friers Ltd, The (NFFF)
The National Federation of Fish Friers Ltd was established in 1913 and works to protect and promote the interests of fish and chip businesses throughout the UK and the world.

The NFFF is dedicated to raising standards within the industry through a training school based near Leeds, offering qualifications and the NFFF Quality Award, which is a scheme rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic and safe environment.

Training courses are comprehensive and suitable for both newcomers to the industry as well as seasoned Fish Friers who are looking to accelerate their learning and make their business more profitable and rewarding. The NFFF has a team of dedicated tutors, all of whom have been successful in the industry. Their knowledge, tips and tricks are invaluable and come from their many years of experience and award-winning skills.

NFFF membership offers fish and chip shop owners the following benefits:
• health and safety support
• legal support
• discounts from leading suppliers
• access to 24 hour advice from the NFFF Executive Council

The NFFF also produce the Fish Friers Review and operate iFish4Chips, which is the official smartphone guide to the UK's fish and chip shops and restaurants.

  National Vegetable Society, South Yorkshire District Association
Please contact for details.
Charity No: 1088979

  Nutritionist Resource
The Nutritionist Resource website allows individuals to search for a professional nutritionist, find information about how a nutritionist could help and review the answers to the most frequently asked nutrition questions. The site also lists useful articles written by nutritionists, the latest news and upcoming events.

The publishers truly believe that bringing this information together in one place makes searching for support much easier. To ensure quality standards all nutritionists listed are required to provide proof of qualifications and insurance cover, or proof of membership with a professional body.

Costs depend on individual nutritionists.

  Oakhouse Foods
Oakhouse Foods is a company providing a frozen food home delivery service to the elderly throughout Sheffield. They offer a range of more than 300 frozen products from ready meals to desserts. Oakhouse can cater for food allergies or intolerances and other preferences. In addition they can deliver over 500 grocery items including fresh milk, cheese and butter.

To place an order, simply choose the meals and desserts on the website or telephone. Locally-based drivers who are all CRB/DBS checked, will bring your order to your door on a regular delivery day and normally at around the same time of day. The driver will also be happy to put your order straight into your freezer if required.

Prices vary from approximately £2.30-£4.99 for a main meal and £1.40-£4.25 for a dessert (normally 2 in a pack). Please check website for individually priced meals. There may be a small delivery charge of £1 for orders under £30.

  Overeaters Anonymous - Sheffield
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. If you have issues with food, whether that be overeating, anorexia or bulimia, we welcome you.

OA believes compulsive overeating is an addiction, which, like alcoholism and drug abuse, can be arrested. Compulsive eating is a disease that causes or contributes to illness on three levels: emotional, physical and spiritual. OA is not a diet and calories club, nor do they endorse any particular plan of eating. OA practice abstinence by refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours, whilst working towards a healthy body weight. They do this by practicing the Twelve Step programme of recovery, one day at a time.

Sheffield has 3 OA meetings each week, and all are welcome to attend any meeting or all meetings. One of the meetings take place in the mornings and is Toddler/Child-Friendly (Please call ahead of time to discuss whether this is suitable for your child).

OA do not charge dues or fees; members make contributions at each meeting to pay for the room rent and other associated costs. The current suggested contribution is £3.50 but do not let lack of funds deter you from attending a meeting, as the contribution is up to each individual.

Meetings are held at the Victoria Centre, S2 (Mondays & Wednesdays) and Asda Community Room, S20 (Thursdays).

A registered charity and company limited by guarantee no 03266580.

Charity No: 1059240

  Park Care Meals
Park Care Meals provides hot meals at lunchtime and can provided a sandwich for tea-time.

They can cater for special dietary needs such as low salt, diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian and soft texture foods.

Costs are £5.40 for a hot dinner and £5.65 for a hot dinner and a dessert. £2 for a sandwich for tea-time. These prices have been provided by Park Care Meals, please check them yourself for accuracy.

  Parson Cross Community Development Forum
Parson Cross Community Development Forum is a community based organisation and a registered charity, which aims to improve the social welfare of the whole community and to improve the quality of life for local residents.

The forum seeks to ensure local people lead the regeneration process in their area and have access to high quality services including training, health and employment support. The forum also aims to integrate into the community marginalised, vulnerable and isolated people.

The forum operates 5 days a week and is a valuable asset for the community. It offers a range of services unavailable elsewhere in the locality such as photocopying, typing, emailing, scanning and faxing. The forum also provides and delivers training courses for individuals who are looking to gain employment including IT courses, Food Safety Level 2 and First Aid Level 2 (subject to funding).

The forum offers opportunities for the community to become healthier and more active by providing a range of classes aimed at changing lifestyle such as our Dementia Group – JABADAO, Chairobics, 50+ Activities, a Lunch Club, Women’s Only Health and Discussion Group, a Craft Group as well as our Multi Sports Club that includes badminton, boccia, table tennis.

Sessions are held at St Thomas More Church & Community Centre, Margetson Crescent, S5 9NB.

Company limited by guarantee: no 4626358.

Charity No: 1102741

  Parson Cross Initiative (PXI)
Funded by the Methodist Church, PXI serves local communities in Parson Cross and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

PXI is involved in supporting a number of projects (some of which are church based and others of which are not) including:
• Cross at Yew Lane Quiet Garden
• District Centre chaplaincy including SHARE - Food bank and drop in
• Schools work
• Youth work

  Pollys Parlour
Pollys Parlour is a community cafι welcoming all ages, based at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church. Provides affordable food and is a social outlet offering company and friendship. Pollys Parlour is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.

Meets at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church, S6 (Wednesday).

  Royal Voluntary Service - Meals Delivery Service
Royal Voluntary Service offers a delivery service of frozen meals for lunch, as well as sandwiches etc for tea time. Staff can help with changing light bulbs, posting letters, putting food in the freezer and contacting relatives if a client is not feeling very well. Can cater for special dietry needs

Prices for meals vary from £2.10 upwards and for puddings from 65p upwards (these prices are provided by Royal Voluntary Service please check them yourself for accuracy).

Frozen meals are delivered to Sheffield monthly.
A registered charity.

Charity No: 1015988

  S5 Grub Club - Community Cooking for Everyone
The Grub Club is run as a partnership between City Church Sheffield and Shirecliffe Community Centre who provide all of the ingredients and equipment needed which means that it’s totally free to take part in.

The aims of the club are to encourage everyone to have fun with food and to get people together to share knowledge, skills and ideas in the kitchen, while getting to know other people in your community. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along (children under 16 need to be accompanied) so whether you’re Jamie Oliver…or you’ve never chopped anything in your life, come along and join the club!

  Sheffield and District Vegetarian Society
Sheffield and District Vegetarian Society has been running for a number of years and we host a number of events, such as walks, meals out, pot luck suppers etc. over the year
Charity No: 259358

  Sheffield Childrens University (CU)
Sheffield Children’s University (CU) is part of a national initiative that encourages and celebrates children and young people’s participation in a wide range of worthwhile learning outside of school hours.

For every hour a child spends at a learning activity outside of normal school time, they receive a learning credit which can earn them Children’s University Awards. There are lots of fun and exciting activities taking place outside normal school hours such as karate, Bollywood Dancing, cookery clubs, arts and crafts and swimming.

Many schools across the city are signed up to the initiative. If a school is already involved with Sheffield CU, they will offer a programme of out of school activities that can earn a child learning credits in and around school.

Children and young people can also collect credits away from school at a wide range of Learning Destinations across the city using a Passport to Learning. The Passport to Learning is a special passport that allows children and young people to go to any approved Learning Destination in Sheffield and collect credits for taking part in an activity out of school time. Passports are available to buy at libraries across the city and cost £2.

The introduction of the Passport means that any young person across the city can earn credits with the Children’s University, whether or not their school is signed up.

Every time children and young people take part in an activity, their Passport will be stamped or signed with the number of hours they have attended. Their information will be collected on a register so they are able to collect credits from Sheffield CU. Each hour they take part counts as one credit, and over time the credits build up to earn special awards certificates and badges, which are presented at a special ceremony.

CU benefits schools by offering them an inspiring way to raise aspirations and achievement, increase pupils motivation to learn and provide personalised learning beyond the classrooms.

Organisations which provide learning activities are invited to become Learning Destinations so that CU can not only advertise their activities locally and nationally, but also collect information about participation to be able to award children and young people with the credits they have earned.

For more information, see the website, follow on twitter or check out the blog

  Sheffield Food Festival - Eat, Shop, Eat
Enjoy three days of outrageously delicious food & drink as well as beautiful crafts when as the Sheffield Food Festival returns to the city in 2015, this time over the bank holiday in May dating 23rd – 25th.

Showcasing local and seasonal food and drink, it’s a great free day out for foodies and families alike. Taste new and exciting culinary delights made in front of your eyes by talented chefs from restaurants in Sheffield and the surrounding area. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained with family-friendly activities and foodie workshops running throughout the weekend. The fun doesn't have to stop there, you'll be able to cook up a feast of your own with delights from the artisan food market - plus lots more. There’ll be music & food at night right in the heart of the city.

Please check the festival website for details on the Festival Menu, up-to-date festival news and to find out about the special offers that Sheffield’s' venues will be offering.

Follow Sheffield Food Festival on Twitter @sheffoodfest and on Facebook:

Contact Details:

Contact Name: Miss Deidre Zuze
Telephone: 0114 225 3363
Twitter: @sheffoodfest


Service/Activity Details:
Please contact for details

  Sheffield Health Trainers Programme / Community Chronic Pain Service
Sheffield Health Trainers are funded through Sheffield City Council (SCC) & NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs).

Sheffield Health Trainers Programme is a free and confidential service that can support people on a one to one basis, around changing or leading a healthy lifestyle. Health Trainers also support people living with long term conditions (chronic pain & Diabetes type 2).

Health Trainers can support you over a 6-7 week period to set health goals around your health needs. The goals can be healthy eating, weight loss or increase in physical activity, referral to stop smoking, alcohol reduction, signposting to other services, social isolation, low mood and more. Health Trainers will support you to develop a Personal Health Plan, which will help you to achieve your new health goal.

Health Trainers are friendly, understanding & supportive. They will help and encourage you to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. So why wait? Contact your closest Health Trainer.

• Burngreave / Firvale (Sorby House/SOAR) - Naheen Mohammed or Somshun Nessa on 0114 213 2591 or 07956 605618

• Sharrow / Broomhall (Shipshape) - Samia Masood & Phil Eddyshaw or for Chronic Pain support Karen Salmon, Saima Rehman & Samantha Davis (senior Health Trainer) 0114 250 0222 or 07715 469624.

• Darnall / Tinsley (Darnall Wellbeing) - Waqas Hameed, 07825 290770 or Yvonne Witter 07825 291322. Office, Noreen Akhtar or Eram Kaid 0114 249 6315 (Diabetes, Chronic pain and Generic)

• Manor / Castle / Arbourthorne / Norfolk Park / Wybourn & Woodthorpe (Manor & Castle Development Trust) - Kellyanne Sharman, Michael McKeown 07966 086652 or Laura Frost, 07918 054103. Office 0114 252 1082

• Upperthorpe / Netherthorpe / Langsett (ZEST) - Disha Shah, 07969 462956 or 0114 270 2040 ext.110

• Winn Gardens, based in Fairlawns Medical Centre - Disha Shah, 07969 462956 or 0114 270 2040 ext.110.

• Firth Park / Brushes / Stubbin (SOAR) - Paul Nash, 07823 558700 or 0114 244 0401

• North Sheffield: Parson Cross and Southey (Southey Owlerton Area Regeneration) - Faye Dobson 0114 213 4074 or 07904 163336

• Gleadless Area (Gleadless Valley Community Forum) - Kim Hincliffe, 0114 239 4466 or 07825 604477

• Lowedges, Batemoor & Jordanthopre (Gleadless Valley Community Forum) – Rita Wilcock 0114 235 8642

• Woodhouse, Westfield & Hackenthorpe (Woodhouse District Community Forum) – Kate Russell 0114 269 0222 or 07969 183986

• High Green - (SOAR) Corrine Moss on 0114 213 3407 or 07904 163331 or Gillian Green on 0114 213 4074 or 07904 164222

City Centre (SCF) - Elaine Nightingale - based in Stop Smoking Service, Charles Street and the Walk-in Centre on Broad Lane. 0114 250 0222 or 07444 334651

For further information please contact one of the Health Trainers in your area or contact Aziz Muthana Health Trainer Manager on 0114 293 0682.

The Community Chronic Pain Service only accept referrals from GP’s, Nurse’s or Physio’s. The Chronic Pain Health Trainers are based in Page Hall Medical Centre, Sothall/Beighton MC, Gleadless Valley MC, Birley Health Centre, Sloan Medical Centre, Hackenthorpe Medical Centre, Mosborough Medical Centre & Porterbrook Medical Centre. For more information please contact Shipshape on 0114 250 0222 or Aziz Muthana on 0114 293 0682.

  Sheffield Healthy Settings Programme
The Healthy Schools Programme is a free service hosted by Sheffield City Council and supports schools, early years and further education settings to become healthier places to work and learn. The programme uses the new Healthy Schools approach with settings to help them to make measureable improvements in the health and well-being of children and young people.

The priorities for Sheffield that schools are encouraged to address in the first instance are:
• Healthy weight (focusing on healthy eating and physical activity)
• Reducing teenage pregnancy (including improving sex and relationships education)
• Reducing substance abuse (including drugs, alcohol and tobacco)
• Improving emotional health and well-being (as part of the 3 bullet points above as well as reducing incidents of bullying)

  Sheffield Jesus Centre - Drop-in Lounge
The Lounge Drop-in at the Jesus Centre is a day centre with a difference. It is a place of love, friendship, acceptance and with no prejudice.

Facilities available:
• somewhere to relax and make friends
• free hot and cold food
• free tea and coffee
• free internet
• free c/o mail holding service
• free phone calls (restricted to calls meeting needs only - no personal calls)
• free showers
• second hand clothing store
• help with filling out forms and housing needs
• laundry service available £1 per load
• signposting to skills classes in the Jesus Centre
• signposting to housing agencies in Sheffield

Charity No: 1091912

  Shine Health Academy, The
Shine Health Academy works with young people aged 10-17 years who have severe weight problems, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression and suffer from bullying. They offer free courses which involve looking at healthy eating, exercise, cooking, emotional wellbeing camping and outdoor pursuits.
The courses have limited places. Therapists are available.

Courses are held at a variety of centres across the city and are now being run as a pilot project within schools.

Shine provides a drop in centre offering free guidance and support and specialist courses for BME communities, with single sex classes, please contact for further details.

Shine also has a mobile double decker health bus that promotes healthy lifestyles in the community. It is equipped with a nutrition centre and a multi purpose gym upstairs with Nintendo Wii sports and can be hired for fayres and events by schools and other organisations.

Shine is a not-for-profit limited company. All money is invested back into the projects. Company limited by guarantee 6506027.

  ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre
ShipShape provides a range of services including:
• one to one sessions from health trainers to support people to change their lifestyle
• one to one support for people with chronic pain and diabetes management
• counselling with a qualified counsellor
• stop smoking support

Group sessions include:
• cook and eat on a budget
• womens health and wellbeing drop in
• women’s exercise sessions
• diabetes education and self-management
• Men@Work, a Mens Family Breakdown Peer-Support Group. This offers both one to one and group support

ShipShape run other events and sessions through the year, please check online, in their publications or at the Centre. There is a free monthly newsletter ShipShape What.Where.When? ShipShape Wellbeing Bulletin gives you updated lists of ShipShape activities as well as a huge range of wellbeing sessions run by other organisations in the Central, Broomhall and Sharrow areas.

ShipShape runs a volunteer Health Champion programme enabling people to support others in their community to improve their health. Volunteers are asked for 4 hours a week over 6 months and get training, supervision and the chance to work with others.

ShipShape works in many other local centres including medical centres, Aston swimming Pool and ISRAAC.

Rooms are available for hire at ShipShape Centre.

  St Wilfrids Centre
St Wilfrid’s is a day centre for homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults (including people with autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities or mental health issues). The Centre is available to people aged 18-65 years and aims to offer a quality service that gives support to help people feel better about themselves and improve their quality of life. St Wilfrid's has Recognised Provider Status (RPL) for their social, cultural, learning opportunities, employment support, befriending service and advocacy services.

Services provided:

At St Wilfrid's you can take part in lots of interesting and varied activities including:
• Allotment
• Art activities and crafts
• Computers
• Cooking
• Digital photography
• Drama
• Gardening
• Literacy
• Maths and numbers (numeracy)
• Music
• News & Views
• Pottery
• Relaxation
• Sewing
• Women’s Group
• Workshop where you can learn woodwork, sign-making, printing and much more

There’s also lots of help from the Welfare team:
• Advice and information
• Advocacy
• All day cafι (at extra cost)
• Befriending service
• Citizens Advice referrals
• Friendship
• Games
• Housing Support
• Meals (at extra cost)
• Signposting

The Welfare team also offer a range of employment support service, including:

Preparing for Work
• Information, advice & guidance
• Help to build self-confidence & self-esteem
• Help being part of your community
• Debt, money management & benefits advice
• Life skills

Training & Qualifications
• Literacy & numeracy qualifications
• Personal Development Awards, skills workshops, allotment work and on site training
• IT skills & training

Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
• Volunteering Opportunities
• Work tasters
• Work Experience
• Work Placements

Finding and Applying for Jobs
• Support at interview

You can be referred to the service by your worker (e.g. support worker, social worker or project worker). If you don’t have a worker please call St Wilfrid's to talk about coming to the Centre.


If you are on Self Directed Support the day service costs £45 per full day or £30 per half day. These prices have been supplied by St Wilfrid's Centre, please check them yourself for accuracy.

Qualifications & Quality Standards:

All frontline staff and volunteers have DBS checks. St Wilfrid's has the "Two Ticks award" for assisting disabled people into work and are recognised as "Investors in People". St Wilfrid's Centre has Public Liability, Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Charity No: 512021

  Sunday Centre
The Sunday Centre is a Sunday lunch project which offers a safe, social space for homeless and other vulnerable people. Serves teas and coffees from 1.30-3pm and then a good two course hot meal at 3pm. There are newspapers, board games, snooker table and a warm welcome for all.

The centre is at Victoria Methodist Church, George Street, S1 (Sunday).

  The Childrens Food Trust
The Children's Food Trust is a registered charity which aims to improve children's diet. In order for children to reach their full potential they need to eat healthily. By ensuring a balanced diet in their early years and at school, together with better family cooking skills, lifestyle and food education, the Trust exists to help protect every child's right to eat better and so, to do better.

Provides specialist advice, training and support to anyone who provides food for children.

Charity No: 1118995

  The Vine - St Bartholomews Church Centre
A multi-purpose building designed to provide a place of worship and a place of support, encouragement and activity for the local community. Activities include service and lunch for older people and social and activity groups for people with mental health problems.

The centre offers a variety of social activities and day opportunities for people with physical and/or sensory impairments, mild learning disabilities, older people and people with mental health issues including those who are in receipt of Direct Payments.

Services Provided:
• crafts
• gardening (an on site activity)
• Health & Beauty including hand neck and shoulder massage
• basic computers skills
• themed days e.g. Chinese New Year, Easter, the Olympics etc.
• popcorn and DVD
• assorted board games and jigsaws
• Wii (computer games)
• bingo
• lunch club
• snooker and pool
• photography
• health promotion
• relaxation
• basic cooking and dietary awareness (healthy eating)
• outings / day trips twice a year
• drop-in sessions

• Activity prices range from 50p
• The cost of outings range from £15
• St Barts Contact Group drop in sessions:
- single morning or afternoon sessions cost £10 per session
- whole day sessions cost £17.50
- the combined price to attend both the Thursday and Saturday sessions is £30

The centre is based in S6 and has various rooms available for hire for childrens parties, conferences etc.

A registered charity.

Charity No: 245861

  Tuesday Social Club
The Tuesday Social Club is a Church based organisation for isolated and vulnerable individuals. The Club is an inclusive group and welcomes anyone from aged 18 to 80 years old. The Club provides support to men and women who are socially isolated through long-term unemployment, mental health problems, learning disabilities and physical and/or sensory impairments.

In addition to a programme of recreational and educational activities, the aim of the club is to provide a place where people feel they belong, can develop friendships, find emotional support, and something to do to overcome the chronic isolation that service users have experienced.

Activities are designed to encourage shared ownership of the project and provide ways for members to contribute to the local community.
The Club provides a nutritious meal, activities, companionship and support. A substantial two-course lunch as well as free refreshments are provided in the community hall. Activities available include snooker (full size table), table tennis, crafts, computer access, table football and table top games such as draughts, dominos and cards.

Regular planning meetings are held, encouraging all members to have their say. The variety of activities aims to have a positive impact on members’ self esteem, health and wellbeing. Visitors and members have commented about the positive atmosphere of the Club. There is a real feeling of acceptance and belonging. Over time, the Club ‘ethos’ has echoed in relationships between Club members. Examples include members actively seeking to encourage each
other. Members also support a charity in India called ASHA ( by giving a 30p donation for ‘seconds’ at mealtime.

Though primarily a local project, the Club involves people from 9 different
areas of the city including areas of Sheffield with a significant number of
people with long-term unemployment. The organisation has had an increasing number of referrals from other project agencies and local GPs.

Lunch costs 50p, the first visit is free

The Club is held at St Timothy's Church, S10 (Tuesdays).

  Wainwright Therapy Centre
Wainwright Therapy Centre offers:
• osteopathy
• acupuncture
• homeopathy
• counselling
• reflexology
• sports massage
• hypnotherapy
• colon hydrotherapy
• foot health care
All the osteopaths are General Osteopathic Council (GOC) members. Selected therapies claimable by Westfield and HSA PPP. Established 1950. Please contact for further information and details of prices. Short consultations can be pre-arranged.

Clinics are held on Kenwood Road, S7 (Monday-Friday and some Saturdays).

  Wiltshire Farm Foods
Wiltshire Farm Foods is a company that prepares and delivers frozen ready meals to people. There is a choice of over 300 nutritious main meals and desserts. Special diets can be catered for including low fat, moderate salt, diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, ethnic & texture modified diets. Customers can order meals on a regular or occasional basis.

The Wiltshire Farm Foods drivers wear a company uniform, carry an official identity card and DBS checked. Meals can be unpacked and put in the freezer for you if required.

The majority of the meals and desserts can be heated in the microwave in minutes – ideal for time-conscious carers who need to provide a meal.

Prices vary between approximately £2.50-£5.99 for a main meal and £0.95-£2.50 for a dessert (please check website for individually priced meals).

  Wise Choice Nutrition
Wise Choice Nutrition provides online, telephone, email and face to face nutritional advice. Each week a new menu plan is available and is based on seasonal produce. The menu plans encourage healthy choices which sustain health.

The website offers menu plans for healthy eating or weight loss which begin at £47 for 3 months. This price is provided by Wise Choice Nutrition please check it yourself for accuracy.

The website is run by Hannah Bailey who is registered with the Association of Nutrition and has a BSC (Hons) in Public Health Nutrition from Sheffield Hallam University.

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