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.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile: My Life Project

We have some great organisations doing some fabulous things at SOAR Works, and this month we’re focusing on My Life Project.

My Life Project is a small company set up in 2011 with the ambition of supporting the personal and social pathway of children, young people and adults using a variety of urban arts and media.


Based at SOAR Works, they have a small team with various specialisms, who have experience of working with a range of children and young people.

Celebrating volunteers at SOAR Community

Volunteering with SOAR is rewarding – both for the volunteers and for the wider community who benefit from your time and work. But sometimes, we like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our volunteers and let them know they’re appreciated!

We did just that recently, holding a volunteer celebration for the lovely people who give their time and energy to work with the Age Better project and Early Years project.

Fab 5 Courses help you to make a positive change!

DO you want to make a change in your life, but don’t know where to start? Then the Fab 5 course at SOAR could be just the thing for you!

The six-week course has one session each week, and has helped lots of local people make positive changes to their lives in all sorts of ways.

The course focuses on five ways to wellbeing – connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give – taking each one in turn and seeing how it can be applied to everyday lives.

SOAR Tenant Profile: Aspire Community Enterprise

SOAR Works is home to some fabulous businesses, and this month we’re focusing on Aspire Community Enterprise.

The not-for-profit charity refurbish computers and laptops, selling the refreshed piece of kit. They offer free assessments, virus removals, upgrades, and a repair policy with a maximum £35 charge (excluding parts) as well as a no fix no fee guarantee!

Festival Fun in Parson Cross!

Sometimes the community just needs to get together, relax, and have fun. That’s exactly what happened at the Parson Cross Summer Festival!

The week-long festival was thrown in partnership with SOAR, Sheffield City Council, Chaucer School, Parson Cross Initiative, and White Rose YMCA.

The goal of the festival? Get people out, having fun, and mingling with their neighbours!