Zest still seeking employment support referrals during December closure

Zest is continuing to seek employment support referrals during December, with its Pathways to Success keyworkers able to operate remotely (Zest Centre remains closed until January). The Upperthorpe-based employability providers is working with a range of unemployed and economically inactive people, both from the local area and further afield, with a view to supporting progressions…

Zest opens small grants fund for local groups promoting wellbeing

Written by Zest for the Community We are pleased to announce that Applications for Small Grants (including those for Dementia specific services) are invited from local groups for activities in the areas listed below, which meet one or more of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Langsett and Walkley. Middlewood, Wadsley, Hillsborough, Walkley Bank, Wisewood and Woodland (usually referred…

Zest Centre to reopen on Mon 11 Jan

Written by Matt Dean, Chief Executive, Zest Zest Centre Customer Announcement: New Year, New Start. We welcome the news that following the end of the national lockdown in early December, leisure services will be allowed to re-open, and hopefully stay open for the foreseeable future. However, this only provides Zest with a short operational window…

Think more positively with Zest’s Enable Online programme

Zest is launching Enable Online – a motivational and positive thinking programme for mental wellbeing. Free sessions will take place via Zoom on Mondays and Thursdays from 26 November. Get in touch Email: richard.tinsley@zestcommunity.co.uk

Online job search workshop at Zest on Weds 21 Oct

Don’t know how to search and apply for jobs online? On Wednesday 21st October 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Zest is hosting a special #getonlineweek event at the Zest Centre on Shipton Street. Specialist employment support advisors will be on-hand to show you how to apply for jobs using the internet. Please use entrance (c)…

Zest Centre Reopening – Update

Written by Matt Dean, Chief Executive, Zest We are pleased to announce that with effect from Monday 7th September we will be commencing Phase 1 re-opening of our swimming pool, beginning with a swimming lessons programme only. We are in the process of contacting everyone who was enrolled in swimming lessons prior to the lockdown…

Zest consults on autumn reopening plan

Written by Matt Dean, Chief Executive, Zest We are busy developing plans for reopening the Zest Centre. In order to help ensure we ‘get it right’ we would like to hear your views. The health and safety of our customers and staff is central to the planning process, and will have a direct impact on what…

Referral destinations for keyworker support on ESF Pathways 2020-21

Opportunity Sheffield has commissioned providers to offer employment support keyworker services on its ESF Pathways Programme between June 2020 and November 2021. Free support into work is available through the Pathways to Progression (P2P) and Pathways to Success (P2S) Programmes, which are part-funded by the European Social Fund. If you are working with an individual…

Zest For You community hub news – Covid Response Edition

Zest has published a special Covid Response Edition of its Zest for You community hub newsletter, which can be downloaded here The new edition features the following news/information items: Essential Items Delivery Service 1-2-1 Homework Support  Support for Children and Families Need someone to talk to?  Support to Keep Spirits Up! Support to Stay Healthy…

Zest for Employment: CORVID-19 update

Zest for Employment “The Zest Centre will be closed to the public from Wednesday 18th March and until further notice. We are working to ensure we can still support and maintain social contact with the most vulnerable in our community during this challenging period. Take care folks.”