New Bookstart Club for Burngreave Bookworms!

Reading is a great way to explore the world and broaden your horizons, and the new Bookstart Club at Burngreave Library is a great place to start!

Come along to our weekly sessions each Friday to introduce your child to a love of books. Share stories, fun activities and lots more!

The first session is on Friday, February 9, and it runs each week apart from half term from 10.30-11.30am until the last planned session on March 23.

New Baby Group for Burngreave

A new baby group has started at Burngreave Library!

Running each week on Wednesday mornings, the Baby Time group is a place where you can relax, play and meet other parents, carers and children with toys, music, sharing stories and more.

The first session was February 7, with others planned for the 14th, 21st and 28th from 10.15-11.15am.

To book your place contact the library on 0114 203 9002

Our Step Up social groups are great fun – join us!

Our Step Up Groups are a great way to meet new people and transform your life for the better, and two new groups have just started.

The Chapeltown Step Up Ground started on January 30th, and runs every Tuesday from 10am-12.30pm for 11 weeks. There’s still time to come along and join in, learn, have fun and socialise.

And we have a new group starting on February 28th in Firth Park – again an 11-week group, this time on Wednesdays from 1-3pm.

Grants available to help local voices be heard

Healthwatch Sheffield are offering grants of up to £500 for groups who help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield.

It is hoped that the Speak Up Grants will mean that more people come forward and share their experiences in the health and care system – whether good or bad.

Margaret Kilner, Chief Officer for Healthwatch Sheffield, said: “The Speak Up grants program is another opportunity for people to make their voices heard – whether the experience changed life for the better, or they have a burning idea that they’re convinced will improve the care provided in the city.

Meet the SOAR staff: Julie Moore

Name: Julie Moore


Role at SOAR: Senior Health Trainer – commenced my role in December, looking forward to my role and helping people to make healthy life style choices.


Just how creative can you get?!

Are you a young person with a creative streak, who wants to win a £50 Amazon voucher for yourself, another £50 for a charity of your choice, and get your work exhibited?

Young Healthwatch Sheffield are challenging YOU to create something that expresses what self-worth and self-care means to you.

Their great new competition gives people the chance to create something powerful and personal. It could be a film, a blog, a photo, painting, drawing, creative writing or an audio recording that expresses your self-worth.

Fresh new website for SOAR Works

SOAR Works is a great place to do business with some innovative, forward-thinking  and positive organisations based here – so we’ve redesigned the SOAR Works website to reflect that!

Take a look for yourself, here

We’ve freshened up the look and feel and made it easier to find what you want, with dynamic content and details of all our tenants as well as what space we have available for rent.

Citizens! Drop in for handy advice sessions!

A weekly drop-in advice clinic is to begin next month offering help and support on a range of problems.

The sessions – run by Citizens Advice Sheffield at the Learning Zone in Parson Cross – begin on Wednesday, 14 February from 10am-1pm, and will run each week in the library area.

Common problems that they can help with include welfare and benefit queries from refusal of benefit claims, sanctions, overpayments and general entitlement.

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.