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!

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).