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Chapeltown Springboard Social Café is a SOARing Success!

The Springboard Social Café in Chapeltown seeks to combat isolation and mental ill health by positively engaging with members of the community.

The café is a great starting point for those who want to meet others, build confidence and self-esteem. It is the perfect atmosphere to help people help themselves.

It is held at the 82nd Chapeltown Scout Hall on Burncross Road, S35 1RX every other Tuesday, and provides activities, a meal, signposting and support, and all are welcome to come along.

SOAR Tenant Profile: Samfos Health

Samfos Health is a Nursing Agency and Home Care Provider based in one of the many units we have for rent at SOAR Works Enterprise Centre.

They recruit experienced nurses of all specialties, healthcare assistants, support workers, carers and domestics for hospitals (both NHS and Private), Nursing and Residential Care Homes, and to individuals requiring varying degrees of care in their own homes (Home Care).

It’s a Cyborg Pumpkin Takeover!

What could be better than carving a pumpkin on Halloween? Carving a cyborg pumpkin, that’s what!!

Our friends at Bright Box Makers came along to The Learning Zone on Halloween and helped local children create some of the coolest pumpkins around with the help of some old electrical bits and bobs, and a splash of creative energy.

No computers were harmed in the making of these cyborg pumpkins, but several kettles, toasters and printers were savagely deconstructed in the name of the cyborg takeover!

Good or bad – Healthwatch Local want your views!

Most people will have used health and social care services at some point in their life – whether it’s a visit to your doctor, dentist, pharmacist, hospital or care home.

The purpose of Healthwatch Sheffield is to gather feedback on these services – whether it’s positive comments and praise or whether there is room for improvement so that others that use the services in the future could have an even better experience.

Free IT and Tech Support for Burngreave Residents

Residents in Burngreave will soon be able to access free drop-in IT and tech support workshops at their local library.

Libre Digital are running the Tech Connections project, funded and supported by South Yorkshire Community’s Foundation, where local residents can access personalised and flexible learning through 16, three-hour workshops at Burngreave Library each Tuesday from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Hundreds attend latest SOAR Jobs and Careers Fair

Hundreds of people from across the North of Sheffield attended our latest Jobs and Careers Fair at Firth Park library last week, staged by the SOAR Employment team in partnership with Sanctuary Housing.

A broad span of employers were present, eager to promote live vacancies in a variety of sectors from retail to customer service, engineering to administration.

Have your say on the Colley Park improvements

Sheffield City Council is planning improvements to Colley Park and to provide play facilities in the area, after some money was set aside for improvements to the park from the housing development on the former Parson Cross College site.

Their Parks and Countryside Department are carrying out consultation on options for improving the site and would like to hear feedback from local people.

Enriching Lives: Living with Dementia

Living with dementia can be one of the most challenging things a family can face, but support is available from a number of sources.

On October 31 an information workshop is being held by Enrichment for the Elderly, designed at helping people understand how dementia can affect the way someone may communicate and how best friends and family can support someone living with dementia.

Could you help SOAR climb higher?

WE have a fantastic board of Community Trustees at SOAR… and you could be one of them!

We’re recruiting Community Trustees to help SOAR deliver and develop its health, employment and training services that we deliver across North Sheffield.

Your local knowledge and contacts will be invaluable in this respect as well as other knowledge and expertise.