Easter Half-Term Family Fun Days

Longley 4 Greens Community Centre is hosting two fabulous family fun days over the Easter half term holidays!

These free sessions are on Thursdays, April 4 and 11, and run from 9.30am until 2.30pm. Starting with breakfast at 9.30am, the days also include a buffet lunch from 12-1pm with activities in between including sports, crafts, games, outdoor activities, planting and more.

Money Advice Sessions for the over-50s

Are you over 50 and in need of help with budgeting, saving and finances generally?

If so, you could benefit from our group sessions which are run as part of the Age Better in Sheffield programme.

They offer help on topics such as money management, energy saving, and cooking on a budget.

To find out more about these sessions please contact Sofeena Aslam on 0114 213 2591 or email

Live Life in the Comfort Zone!

Are you over-50 and live in the Burngreave area? If so, you should come and try out the Comfort Zone, a social group which takes place every fortnight.

Come and socialise over a cuppa, meet new friends and try some new activities.

It runs every other Tuesday at the Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Road, from 10am-2pm. The April dates are April 2, 16, 30.

SOAR volunteers honoured at Shiregreen Awards

SOAR volunteers Margaret Gardiner and Margaret Heathcote received an award for their work in improving people’s health at the Shiregreen Awards Ceremony recently.

The pair – who both turned to volunteering with SOAR after receiving help from the charity – attended the event at the Leopold Hotel along with one of the clients from Shiregreen Social Café, Des, and their guests.

New Scheme aims to make Better Journeys for the elderly

As you get older, getting out and about becomes more challenging, especially when you might not be used to finding your way around the public transport system.

This is where the Better Journeys project comes in handy. It’s a new scheme for people aged over 50 in the Firth Park area, and aims to help reduce social isolation by making it easier to understand and use the public transport network.

Women for Peace – a FREE course in Sheffield

Women for Peace is a free course being held at Firvale Community Hub for women in Sheffield to explore conflict and peace.

It starts on Friday, 8 March, and runs for nine weeks with a break for the Easter holidays.

It’s an interactive leadership programme for women exploring conflict and extremism at a local, national and international level.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile: Sci-Tech Water Treatment Ltd

SOAR Works is home to a fabulous group of tenants, a mixture of groups with all sorts of skills. Find out more about them in our regular series of Tenant Profile articles. This month, it’s Sci-Tech Water Treatment Ltd.

Water is something many of us take for granted, but it takes a lot of work to get it clean and safe enough for us to use. Sci-Tech Water Treatment Ltd provide water treatment services and products to make water safe for its intended end-use, whether that’s industrial or domestic use.

Diabetes Course provides life-changing help

SOAR Health Trainer Naheen Mohammed attended the recent BME Desmond Course, which stands for Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.

Here, she reports back on the course and the impact it is having on people’s lives.

“I attended the BME Desmond diabetes course, where it was my responsibility to recruit and promote the course. I attended the full six weeks and worked alongside the diabetes nurse in delivering the course content, using my Bilingual skills it really helped participants understand and grasp the course.

Celebrate International Women’s Day!

SOAR is inviting women to come together and celebrate International Women’s Day!

Last year’s event was a great success, so we’re hoping for a repeat of the event in 2019 on Wednesday, 13 March from 10am-2pm.

Women and children are invited to come along to Verdon Recreation Centre on Verdon Street, S3 9QS to mark International Women’s Day.