Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund second round

Written by Sheffield City Council We are pleased to launch a second round of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund. This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work around preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing and outbreak management, supporting people to isolate and supporting Covid-19 vaccination uptake. Applications will…

SCC Councillors invite responses on impacts of food poverty

Have you been affected by Food Poverty in Sheffield? A cross-party group of Sheffield City Councillors is keen to hear about, and understand people’s experience of food poverty in the city, so that they can make recommendations on how to improve things. We want to hear about what you think is important – this might…

Balanced budget and future focus despite pressures of Covid-19

Written by Sheffield City Council Following public consultation, we have set out Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget, investing in the care sector, youth services and community safety, giving Council Tax support to those who need it most, retaining citywide essential services to all residents, and delivering on priorities for a sustainable future, despite the challenges brought about…

SCC information webinars for National Apprenticeship Week

During the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week, which starts on Monday 8 February, Opportunity Sheffield is staging a series of online information sessions for people who may be interested in applying for an apprenticeship. The local webinar programme – led by Opportunity Sheffield’s IAG/Apprenticeship Adviser Emily Hornblower – complements the national events, which can also be…

Webcast details for Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil on Weds 27 Jan

On Holocaust Memorial Day we share the memory of millions who were murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today. The theme this year is ‘BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’ where there will be readings and reflections from the Lord Mayor, Leader of the…

Opportunity Sheffield: Covid service update

A quick service update from Opportunity Sheffield. With England moving back into lockdown as of Tuesday 5th January, the Council’s employment and skills service, and funded delivery partners, are suspending face-to-face delivery. Whilst this is not ideal, the majority of our programmes and services will continue to operate remotely via video conferencing, telephone and email….

A review of Opportunity Sheffield’s Welfare to Work Recognition Event on Weds 9 Dec

With the intention of highlighting some of the positives to emerge from a challenging year, Opportunity Sheffield organised a welfare-to-work recognition event on Wednesday 9th December. Sheffield City Council’s employment and skills service invited partners and other employability stakeholders from across the city to join the online discussion and celebration event via Zoom. Almost 90…

Seasons Greetings (and a feedback form!) from Lifelong Learning

Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning team is seeking feedback on its InspireSY project, which is designed to create an online hub for information relating to youth employment across the city. The service would like to know your thoughts about its padlet, Opportunity hour and more. The feedback form can be accessed at the link below…

Agenda for Opportunity Sheffield Celebration Event

Wednesday 9 December 2020 (10am-2pm) On Wednesday 9 December, Opportunity Sheffield – the employment and skills service within Sheffield City Council – is hosting a citywide welfare-to-work recognition event. Anyone with an interest in employment support in Sheffield is invited to attend the event, which will feature guest speakers, breakout room discussions, reflections on 2020,…