Sheffield Business Grants and Support Extended (Jan 2021)

20 Jan

The recent grant scheme to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors has been extended and grant amounts have been increased.

Read more here

Flood Warnings for Sheffield – (Jan2021)

20 Jan

With heavy rain forecast today and into tomorrow, the council is working with its partners to ensure the city is prepared.

Streets Ahead, the council’s highway contractor, is prioritising gully cleaning around known flooding hotspots and operatives are ready to respond swiftly to any reports of localised flooding.

With rain expected to continue until Thursday 21st, we are montoring river levels closely.

We would advise people to travel only where absolutely necessary and only for essential reasons, in line with current Covid restrictions. Please take extra care whilst driving and monitor the weather over the next few days.

All Covid vaccination and testing centres remain open currently and getting to your appointment is classed as essential travel. We are advising people to still attend unless it it unsafe for you to travel. We will provide further updates on vaccination centres throughout the day.

Flood defence schemes are in place in key locations across the city and we will continue to work with the Environmental Agency as the situation progresses.

Issues on the roads should be reported to the council’s Streets Ahead team on 0114 273 4567. We will have numerous teams responding to reports of flooding and wet spots across the city.

For the latest flooding updates visit: https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk

For the latest weather updates for Sheffield visit: https://bit.ly/2Q1YO0y

For the latest travel updates follow Travel South Yorkshire on Twitter at @TSYalerts

Keep informed with any issues on the roads on Twitter at @sccstreetsahead

Sheffield City Council Housing – Reporting a Repair (Jan 2021)

20 Jan

Reporting a repair
‘As a result of the new national lockdown, we have had to make changes to our housing repairs service.
‘We will now only be able to take requests for urgent and emergency repairs – if you need to report one of these please call 0114 273 5555. If your repair is not urgent or an emergency we will be unable to deal with it at this time.
‘However, please be assured that we will continue to support our most vulnerable tenants and individual circumstances will always be considered when responding to calls.
‘Routine gas servicing will continue, and we will continue to deal with heating breakdowns. However, any planned heating installations will be cancelled for the time being – as will all other planned repairs, appointments and inspections. We will contact anyone affected by this.
‘We apologise to all tenants affected by these changes, and thank you for your understanding and patience. We hope to return to a more normal service as soon as the Covid19 situation allows.’

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Volunteers needed

15 Jan

Be part of something BIG

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Volunteers needed

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of its COVID-19 vaccination programme from January 2021 onwards.

The role

We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to work both at our hospital vaccination centres, and at our large scale site at the Sheffield Arena. This will be a varied role, supporting the vaccine centre with duties including directing and signposting attendees, informing attendees about COVID safety measures, handing out information and providing general support to staff working at the site. The role will be and active one and volunteers will need to be mobile/on their feet for the duration of the session. Shifts are likely to be 4 hours long with sites operating 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.

What we are looking for

The project is still in development and therefore we are looking for volunteers who are able to be flexible and respond to the needs of the role as it evolves. Your precise start date is yet to be determined and you may be called upon at short notice. We are looking for individuals who can volunteer for at least 4 hours a week on a regular basis for at least 3 months and who have great interpersonal skills as this role will be very much about interacting with the public.

Due to the nature of the project and the current national and local restrictions, training and induction will take place online and rotas will be communicated by way of a smartphone app. For this reason we are looking for volunteers who have an email address and access to a computer and smartphone.

If you have additional skills such being able to speak other languages, use of British Sign Language or Basic Life Support Skills, please indicate this on the application form.

At this stage applications are welcomed from those aged 18 and over.

What we can offer

An opportunity to be involved in an important and historic undertaking as well as meeting new people, increasing confidence and the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something worthwhile.

Out of pocket expenses will be provided along with all required training. References will be available for volunteers who attend regularly and commit the required number of hours.

All required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided.

How to apply

The Role Description for this role is attached. Please apply online here http://bttr.im/hy7ss

We may close the recruitment process if we receive the required number of applications.

On application you will provide your details and indicate your availability. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to provide ID documents for identity and DBS checks. An individual COVID-19 risk assessment will be conducted for each volunteer and you will undertake the Trust’s mandatory training before commencing in role. You will also need to provide details of referees and complete an Occupational Health questionnaire.

Questions

If you have any questions about the role before applying please email sth.volunteer@nhs.net and we will get back to you.

COVID-19 BUSINESS GRANTS

15 Jan

The following grants are currently available and we are urging businesses
to APPLY NOW if you haven’t already- and please help us spread the word
to others where you can.
National Lockdown and Tier 2 and Tier 3 Grants
These grants are available for businesses that were forced to close during
the national lockdown and affected by Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions.
Not sure if forced to close means you?
Forced to close applies to your main form of business. You should apply
even if you are a café operating a takeaway or a retailer who has been
offering click and collect.
Worried it will be complicated?
It’s just one application per business- you do not need to apply for different
schemes. We have tried to streamline the grant application process as
much as possible so it’s one application- the “top ups” for Tier 2 and 3 (if
eligible) are applied by Sheffield City Council.
How to apply

  1. Are you a rate customer or not? Please note business rate customers
    include any business that receives a bill from Sheffield City Council
    Business Rates team even if that bill is for £0.
  2. Go to: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/coronavirus-business#grants
  3. Rate payers (business rate customers)– click on the application form for
    National Lockdown Business Support Grant (rate payers) and apply.
  4. Non-rate payers- if you have premises costs but are not a rate payer
    click on the application form for Discretionary Lockdown Business
    Support Grant (non-rate payers) and apply.

Covid-19 Hardship Related Assistance Scheme

15 Jan

Sheffield City Council are administering Covid-19 Hardship Related Assistance provided under the Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) to support households facing hardship as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Applicants do not need to be claiming benefits already and can apply independently without being referred from other statutory bodies.

All information including an application form is available online

Bags of Taste: New Courses Available

15 Jan

Bags of Taste’s first remote budget cooking courses will be starting on 02/02 and will be commencing on a weekly basis with a new cohort each week through to the end of February.

All that’s needed to take part is a kitchen with basic equipment and a phone. All courses are done from home and we deliver a free bag of ingredients with everything needed to cook 3 dishes at home.

Groups are kept small to enable students to form supportive relationships with each other, while the mentor can offer emotional support and befriending, if the student doesn’t have access to the internet or needs extra support BoT can provide one-to-one mentoring over the phone. On finishing the 2-week course, BoT provide online or offline resources to further students’ development, learning and engagement.

BoT take referrals and self-referrals via email sheffield@bagsoftaste.org, alternatively text or call 07757393758. If you are making a referral please get in touch with the name, contact number and postcode of your client. BoT still have plenty of spaces available for the courses so please feel free to refer multiple clients.

Emergency Funding Available to Social Enterprises and Charities that Support Young People

15 Jan

Please see below a link to new funding that is available now for social enterprises and charities in South Yorkshire who support young people.

https://southyorkshireviolencereductionunit.com/news/emergency-funding-available-to-social-enterprises-and-charities-that-support-young-people-in-south-yorkshire/

Citywide BT Payphone Consultation – draft SCC decision for consultation (First Notification), December 2020 – Sheffield City Council – Citizen Space

4 Jan

Citywide BT Payphone Consultation – draft SCC decision for consultation (First Notification), December 2020

Citywide BT Payphone Consultation – draft SCC decision for consultation (First Notification), December 2020 – Sheffield City Council – Citizen Space

Overview

BT is proposing to remove 25 payphones in the Sheffield area.

Why we are consulting

Consultations on the proposal have been carried out by BT and us. 

We are now consulting on the “First Notification”. This is our draft decision on whether to object or consent to the removal of the payphone equipment at the 25 proposed locations across the city.

Please access more information via this link https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning/citywide-bt-payphone-consultation-december-2020/

Consultation on the Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area

13 Nov

BT proposes to remove several payphones (the phone box and the equipment) across the city – see the document attached below for their locations

The Council are collating views on the permanent removal of these services.

BT have already put notices in the kiosks.

If anyone wishes to comment or object to these proposals, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to sheffieldplan@sheffield.gov.uk

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk or the location

Deadline for comments is 16 December 2020.

The local planning authority will then consider the comments, alongside other prescribed factors and will publish in draft whether they will be consenting or objecting to the proposal on that basis.

Citywide Consultation on the Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area

BT proposes to remove several payphones (the phone box and the equipment) across the city – see the document attached below for their locations

The Council are collating views on the permanent removal of these services.

BT have already put notices in the kiosks.

If anyone wishes to comment or object to these proposals, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to sheffieldplan@sheffield.gov.uk

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk or the location

Deadline for comments is 16 December 2020.

The local planning authority will then consider the comments, alongside other prescribed factors and will publish in draft whether they will be consenting or objecting to the proposal on that basis.