Update from Aspiring Communities Together

Written by Usha Blackham, Aspiring Communities Together “I just wanted to touch base to say ACT still hasopportunities to get involved for learners/clients – we are quite busy and active online. We can also report there is a lot of courses virtual sessions of Zumba, Zoom health and wellbeing and ESOL classes in place.    “ACT…

DWP: Coronavirus Touchbase special – 22 May 2020

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme The new Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online on Tuesday 26 May. The Scheme will enable small and medium sized employers with fewer than 250 employees to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay. Tax…

Free NVQ L2 training with SCC for roofers, bricklayers and plasterers

Experienced roofers, bricklayers and plasterers can now undertake an NVQ Level 2 qualification with Sheffield City Council for FREE. Individuals who are actively working in the construction sector (as opposed to merely having CSCS certification) can take advantage of the incentive, saving between £1,200 and £1,500. The qualification can be completed within three months, with…

Employment and skills in South Yorkshire post-lockdown – Laura Hayfield, SCC

Written by Laura Hayfield, Acting Head of Employment and Skills, Sheffield City Council In the early stages of the Covid-19 crisis, Opportunity Sheffield – the employment and skills service within Sheffield City Council – saw a dramatic increase in the number of employers and businesses contacting our service seeking practical support. For individuals, many of…

The Suit Works seeks donations in charity Crowdfunder campaign

Written by The Suit Works We’re currently fundraising to cover the costs of responding to the Covid-19 crisis due to our usual income streams being rightly reserved for frontline services. These costs include retaining our work and storage space. We acknowledge that we aren’t a frontline service, however we know we will be part of…

Council care and support during COVID-19

Written by Sheffield City Council The Council’s cabinet, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, has reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city. We have prioritised support for those who need us most, by giving £2.4 million to our communities to help people of all ages who need…

Job Bulletin Weds 20 May – roles available during lockdown

Opportunity Sheffield is producing a regular Jobs Bulletin during the lockdown featuring current vacancies – jobs that remain available during the lockdown period. To view the Job Bulletin for Wednesday 20 May please click here The majority of these roles are being broker-managed internally, with Opportunity Sheffield’s recruitment team seeking to match employers with suitable candidates….

Covid-19 update: The Source

Written by The Source “We hoping you are keeping well. “The Source continues to support unemployed skills seekers, those looking to improve their skills and gain useful qualifications. “We have over 25 online qualifications to choose from including SAGE payroll and  accountancy, business admin and customer service. “To find out more, contact The Source.” Contact…

IEP urges completion of C-19 Youth Employment Group Survey

Written by the Institute of Employability Professionals The Youth Employment Group is made up of lots of different organisations who have come together to ensure that young people’s futures are protected and supported as much as possible from the impact of COVID-19. They want to hear from young people aged 16-24 to understand how they…

DWP: Coronavirus Touchbase special – 15 May 2020

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Benefits information available via WhatsApp People can now access the most up-to-date benefits and support information via their smart phones, using WhatsApp. The service, which can be accessed by sending ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to 07860 064 422, has been launched to help combat the spread of incorrect information…

Sport Works model – health & wellbeing in the community

How can Sport Works help your organisation? The Sport Works model explains how we can work with your organisation to deliver health and welbeing programmes in the community. It involves aspects of evaluating local needs, co-design, targeted activity, education and evaluation. Sport Works has recently delivered its Nu Futures programme to unemployed and economically inactive…

Job Bulletin Thurs 14 May – roles available during lockdown

Opportunity Sheffield is producing a regular Jobs Bulletin during the lockdown featuring current vacancies – jobs that remain available during the lockdown period. To view the Job Bulletin for Thursday 14 May please click here The majority of these roles are being broker-managed internally, with Opportunity Sheffield’s recruitment team seeking to match employers with suitable candidates….