COVID-19 UPDATE

SOAR SERVICES

We are still open for business albeit from our own homes.

  • Our Single Point of Access Coordinators are still receiving referrals from GPs, including contacting clients who are shielding.
  • We will be focusing on Wellbeing Checks for the more vulnerable with underlying health conditions, and those self-isolating etc. This will be for both existing and new clients. We will look to use our staff to provide this service, including Health Trainer and Advocacy teams. Although in the future we could be looking to volunteers for support.
  • We will connect and refer people to Foodbanks. Most Foodbanks operate a professional referral only system.
  • There are a number of Community Hubs and Foodbanks in the North of Sheffield that both we and Voluntary Action Sheffield are looking to connect up.

We continue to operate our Job Club service. Contact Aidan on 07837 344 339 or Marc on 07775 790 648. There are vacancies for warehousing, care, retail and cleaning amongst others.

Important. All of our groups (i.e. Social Cafés) have been cancelled until further notice.


If you know somebody who needs to access any of these services or information please call us on 0114 213 4065 (from 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday). Alternatively complete the following form – here

If you are a Professional wishing to refer a client to us, please use our referral form: SOAR Wellbeing Checks – External Referral Form V1.


CITYWIDE SERVICES

If you are a Sheffield resident, Sheffield City Council has launched its community response.  From 8:45am- 4:45pm (Monday to Friday), members of the public can call 0114 273 4567 and have the option to ask any questions or concerns relating to the current Coronavirus situation.

Sheffield City Council have launched an emergency line for anyone over 70 or considered vulnerable to help with emergency requests for food, gas/electric and basic human needs. The contact number is available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday 0114 205 7120.

Useful links:

SHEFFIELD COVID SUPPORT MAP https://www.vas.org.uk/sheffield-covid-support-map/ 

SHEFFIELD FOODBANK LIST https://www.sheffieldfoodbank.org.uk/food-bank-list/

Keep up to date with the latest NHS Coronavirus advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 


Many thanks for your support and take care!

The SOAR Team