Social Accounts: A snapshot of success at SOAR!

Every year SOAR produces our

We’ve recently published our most recent set of Social Accounts, and we’re proud of the information in there, which highlights the key achievements of our volunteers, staff and trustees.

SOAR Partnership Manager Ian Drayton said: “One thing really stands out in the Social Accounts is the massive contributions made by all of our volunteers, staff and Trustees. Their efforts and endeavours have enabled so many people to make positive changes in their lives.

Deadline extended for NHS urgent care consultation

A public consultation on proposed changes to urgent care has been extended to ensure as many people as possible in the city have the opportunity to share their views.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided to extend the current urgent care consultation until Wednesday 31 January 2018, in direct response to feedback.

It is important that people feed back their views, concerns and ideas – the CCG are listening and need to work together with you to ensure we have services fit to face the challenges of the future.

Partnership proves key in running the Memory Cafe

Partnerships are vital to so much of the work that we do at SOAR, and a great example of that is the Memory Café held each week at the Parson Cross Forum.

It is a great way for people with early onset dementia and their carers to get together regularly and share their experiences over a cuppa, and is the result of several organisations working together in partnership.

Learning Zone to host a #MincePieMoment

Everybody loves mince pies, right?!

That’s why we’re having a #MincePieMoment at the Learning Zone, with Parson Cross Initiative, on December 12.

We will be handing out free mince pies, teas and coffees, and playing some really loud Christmas music too!

Come along to the Learning Zone from 2-4pm to get a big dose of festive cheer.

Improvements on the way for Parson Cross park

Watch out for improvements in Parson Cross Park over the coming few months.

New equipment including a zip line, cantilever swing, accessible roundabout and seesaw and new synthetic carpet surfacing will be installed soon, along with playground tarmac markings.

The new equipment was voted for by children from local schools, and work will be taking place in December 2017.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile: Flycheese Studios

Lights, camera, action!

SOAR Works tenant Flycheese Studio has an ever-increasing reputation for creating imaginative, fun and professional films and photography solutions.

A social enterprise, they train people to become digital artists and specialise in working with people who need support to live their lives, whether autistic or physically disabled.

Share a love of reading with new friends

Getting on in years? Enjoy reading? Fancy a cup of tea and a chat with others just like you? Why not come down to Burngreave library for one of our ‘Reading Friends’ get togethers for the over-50s.

We spend a friendly hour or two reading aloud or listening to things we’ve liked over the years from books, magazines, novels, stories, poems and so on. We reminisce a bit and share whatever thoughts or memories the extracts might bring to mind.

Triple P parenting programme for people with teenagers

The Triple P parenting programme has been specially developed for parents of teenagers – and the next one begins on November 8 at the Learning Zone!

The Positive Parenting Programme is based on proven parenting strategies, giving you ways to deal with the kids of teenaged behaviour problems and issues that can make family life stressful.

The programme has been developed using over 30 years of experience with real families and has been shown to work!