Changing Futures’ Positive Activities to support Sheffield residents experiencing multiple disadvantage

Written by Michael Corbishley, Changing Futures Programme Manager, Sheffield City Council

At last week’s Teacake Club meeting, Michael Corbishley, Changing Futures Programme Manager, delivered a presentation on the programme’s ‘Positive Activities’ to be delivered as part of the new Sheffield City Council service.

In this week’s newsletter Michael explains the purpose and aims of Changing Futures; slides from his presentation are also included below:

Changing Futures is a joint initiative by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

The fund is for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantage; those who are experiencing three or more of homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.

The programme is particularly focused on those who are not engaged with existing support services or who have struggled to engage historically. Sheffield is one of 15 areas nationally selected to deliver an ambitious programme between now and March 2024.

Whilst our local programme in Sheffield is multi-faceted, with a mixture of new frontline operational capacity and new strategic infrastructure to help drive system change, a flagship part of our programme is around positive activities.

See below for the presentation slides focusing on this part of the programme and how it links in with pathways into employment, education and training:

Get in touch

To find out more about the Changing Futures programme in Sheffield, contact Michael Corbishley on or 0114 2735744.