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Firvale Community Hub

Firvale Community Hub an award winning organisation committed to improving social equalities and inclusion for communities experiencing disenfranchisement and marginalisation in Sheffield. Firvale Community Hub empowers groups and individuals to find their voice and find leadership, to influence and inform a more inclusive society, through targeted and deeply personalised education and confidence building based projects.

A key civil society innovator in Sheffield, Firvale Community Hub works in partnership, in leadership, and alongside local agencies, leading development strategy and implementing pioneering methodology in the projects we deliver in our lively community hub.

Firvale Community Hub Provides:

  • Advice & information services: supporting welfare rights, immigration, consumer, housing, Audited by OISC and AQS in line with the national CAB Standards.
  • ESOL and Employability: delivering information, advice and guidance, one-one support, accredited ESOL provision, support into employment. Page Hall Futures - a monthly information session for apprenticeships in partnership with Sheffield College Connect for 16 – 24yr olds.  Working in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association to deliver Building Better Opportunities programme for over 25yr olds.
  • Cohesion projects: including TDS Project – Accommodating differences and helping families to navigate through the private rented market. Cohesion Advisory Group – Listening to locally driven initiatives in the area in order to gain a better understanding of differences in order to overcome them. Roma Culture and Language  Course – providing a historical and cultural overview of the Roma community, their migration, traditions, family structures and life in the UK. Neighbourhood Watch Local Action Group – where local residents contribute to local issues, this is to establish a local voice and provides a platform in order to engage local authorities and the police with issues that are affecting the area.
  • Health and Wellbeing Projects: - BME Older Peoples Project - to help individuals 50+ with overcoming barriers, addressing inequalities and help with accessing services, Community Based Genetic Literacy and Support Programme -Community Based Genetic Literacy and Support Programme in partnership with Sheffield City Council and The University of Sheffield. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of close cousin marriages and recessive genetic disorders with a view to improve infant mortality rates in Sheffield. Our project lead works closely with families to provide consistent, accurate, culturally appropriate, sensitive information to families who may be affected or just want some information. The PKW Project as a part of Sheffield’s Better Care Programme commissioned by Sheffield City Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group and is contracted to deliver: -Springboard Social Cafe through Social Prescribing for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions. Community Wellbeing Programme – Health Champions Programme which is responsive to community need and demand, Empowering – people to access services and involved in shaping services, promoting social cohesion, developing local social capital. Learning for living together – delivering a rage of workshops and activities to enable different communities to come together for positive activities. Common Ground – to increase involvement of people in the area in designing and delivering their own projects and building new friendships amongst participants and increasing their own social networks.
  • Youth Projects: including the Children in Need project – providing activities for young people to improve life chances and confidence and help them to move forward through attainment and support workshops including craft activities, street dance and older children’s learning workshops. Active Burngreave - u13’s Football providing a football provision for under 13’s in order to reduce isolation amongst young people, increase the understanding of physical activities, increase opportunities for training and education and increase ownership of parks and recreational areas amongst the community to keep them clean, safe and usable.
  • Advocacy service: conducting home visits and outreach sessions, volunteering opportunities offering training and work experience, information on council services, advertising for local community organisations and elders project.
  • Translation and Interpretation services

 

 

 

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