Vision for Our City – One Year On

One year has passed since the Sheffield Social Leaders Network joined forces and worked up its vision for the city: a city where everyone has an equal chance to lead a fulfilling life, everyone shares the benefits of economic growth, and everyone feels they can influence what happens in their life and their community. SOAR’s Partnership Manager, Ian Drayton, has reacted to the most recent update which gives insight into the 6 key areas and challenges for moving forward.


The Social Leaders Network was brought together by Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS). It is an inclusive group of leaders from across the voluntary and community sector with a broad perspective on a wide range of issues. It identified key challenges for the city where ambition and nurturing of social cohesion is needed: employment and skills; inclusive growth; health and wellbeing; resilient communities; volunteering; voice and influence (VAS, 2018).

The recent update shows the voluntary sector has strengthened its position over the course of the year. Ian commented on the update:

Read the full update here (VAS).