People Keeping Well
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People keeping well in their community - sponsored by Sheffield AgeUK

For the last 6 years events have been arranged aimed at combating/reducing loneliness and social isolation.  These have been held at various venues across South Yorkshire and in Lincoln.  The events are held during lunchtime in various venues and comprise an hour of live music and a two course meal.
 
Due to the ongoing pandemic, normal events like the Great Get Together Superjam Tea Parties, are now being held online and are proving to be a huge success.  At one of these, we had almost 4,000 views which is amazing... These events are an hour of live music and are hugely enjoyable.
 
 
Free travel to Covid-19 vaccination site
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South Yorkshire Community Transport providers offer a free return journey to a Covid-19 vaccination site for priority groups

I am writing to advise you that Community Transport providers in our region have stepped in to offer a free return journey to a Covid-19 vaccination site to people from priority groups who cannot access public transport and have no other means to get there.

What is Community Transport?

Community Transport is a subsidised service, funded by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), which, for a small charge, normally provides an alternative solution for residents who may find it difficult to access standard public transport. Offering Door 2 Door ‘Dial-a-Ride’ and ‘Shopper Bus’ services, they are a lifeline for vulnerable members of the community.

During the national lockdown, while everyone has been advised to stay at home wherever possible, Community Transport operators have only been providing a limited Dial-a-Ride service for essential trips.  Therefore, we decided to use this vital resource to support people in need across South Yorkshire to travel to vaccination sites for free and support the region’s vaccination effort.

How can people book a free ride to and from a vaccination site?

All Community Transport services use fully accessible vehicles and can pick up passengers directly from their homes.

To book a free ride to and from a vaccination site with Door-2-Door services in South Yorkshire, passengers must call their local provider, once they have their vaccine appointment.  There is a dedicated service available for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield as follows:

  • Barnsley Dial-a-Ride - 01226 732096
  • Doncaster Community Transport - 01302 342400
  • Rotherham Community Transport - 01709 517100
  • Sheffield Community Transport - 0114 285 9906

They should try to give as much notice as possible and at least one or two days before the journey itself. Operators will work hard to accommodate as many people as possible, but places are limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

How is this being communicated to customers?

We are will be promoting this offer via our usual social media channels, a press release and on our website at Travelsouthyorkshire.com

How you can help

It would be appreciated if you could please help by advising as many people as possible about this free service and how to register for their free booking through your online and social media channels, newsletters, or during any video calls you may have with priority groups.

Community Transport services normally run thousands of individual journeys every year and were considered essential by half of its users in a recent survey. To find out more about them, visit: https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/journeyplanning/Door-2-Door.

Lockdown walks from Nether Edge
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Are you bored with doing the same old walks every day during your daily Covid-19 exercise ?

Well, we have some interesting walks for you that can all be done from Nether Edge. Just click on the title and you can download a walk guide with map, detailed directions and photos of points of interest.

Sheffield Flourish
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 Feeling down during this difficult year?

So many of us are struggling right now

Our friendly team at the Sheffield Mental Health Guide are here to help you find out more about support services and activities in our city.

Give us a call, send us an email, or visit the website where there’s also a live ‘chat’ function, and we can talk through your options.

Meet some friendly faces online (and eventually in person too)

We’re all missing other people, which is why we are running free activities every weekday during lockdown. They’re fun activities, from art to singing to music, and anyone is welcome. To find out more please get in touch.

0114 273 7009

info@sheffieldflourish.co.uk /

www.sheffieldmentalhealth.co.uk – a guide to services and support in the city

https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk/news/the-lowdown-on-our-lockdown-zooms - free weekly online activities during lockdown

This advert has been sponsored by Sheffield City Council

 

Covid coversations
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Conversations about Covid
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Census 2021 is coming
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For more information go to www.census.gov.uk

The Joybank winter appeal
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Snow willing, The JOYBANK will be open for donations at 630 Abbeydale Road from 12 -3.00 on Friday and Saturday. At other times drop at 33 Edgehill Rd, S7 1SP.
If anyone has an old laptop or pad that a family without can use, please also drop off. Or message me. Thanks
Nether Edge Fair now permanent !
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https://www.netheredgefair.com/

 

Support local independent makers:

Art & Jewellery; Body & Bath; Crafts & Clothes; Eco & Charity; Food & Drink;

Garden & Outdoors; Home & Toys

 

For Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Easter, Fathers’ Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Every Day

 

FREE Personal Present Shopping Service available: jlallen1812@gmail.com

 

(after website costs) every penny goes to charity

Tier 3 walks from Nether Edge
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Are you bored with doing the same old walks every day during your daily Covid-19 exercise ?

Well, we have some interesting walks for you that can all be done from Nether Edge. Just click on the title and you can download a walk guide with map, detailed directions and photos of points of interest.

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