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Dementia support in Sheffield during Coronavirus

If you're living with (or supporting someone living with) memory loss or dementia in Sheffield, there's plenty of support for you, even during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

This page contains sources of emotional and practical support for your health, wellbeing and safety at this time, as well as plenty of ‘at home’ activity ideas for people with dementia (please keep scrolling down the page to see them all)


Explaining Coronavirus to someone living with dementia

What is Covid19?  A resource for people with aphasia (language impairment)

Communication cards (in a variety of languages) to help explain coronavirus to people with a language impairment, including dementia. 

www.aphasiafriendly.co/covid-19-accessible-information.html

Dementia: The Montessori way

A free Covid-19 Toolkit to help people living with dementia to understand what is happening and why. 

www.dementiathemontessoriway.co.uk

Staying well at home: easy read version

An easy read guide to staying well at home, complete with illustrations.

www.easy-read-online.co.uk/news/staying-well-at-home 


Support for people with dementia

Sheffield Memory Service

The Memory Service's Help and Advice line is still open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for existing service users and carers, or for anyone who has recently been referred by their GP for assessment.  If you have worries about dementia medication, or are concerned about your own or your loved one's memory, you've noticed a deterioration or just want some advice you can give the team a call on (0114) 271 8585.  They are also producing activity packs which can be emailed or posted to you.

www.shsc.nhs.uk/service/memory-service

People Keeping Well community dementia

Your local Sheffield dementia-trained community organisation can support you during this time.  They are providing regular telephone contact, a friendly listening ear, dementia information, activity packs and even virtual Memory Cafés and dementia-friendly groups via Zoom.  You’ll receive a warm virtual welcome from the dementia workers at the organisations listed below.  They’re all Dementia Friends and have attended Dementia Stars training.

To find contact details of your local dementia-friendly organisation use the map below, enter your postcode and then click on the dot.  Alternatively you can just click on the coloured area you live in on the map. Or you can use the contact details in the list below the map.

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List of People Keeping Well dementia support organisations

Area  

Organisation  

Neighbourhoods

Contact information

1

Stocksbridge Community Care Group

Stocksbridge, Upper Don, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side, Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Worrall

Dave on 0114 283 0141

sccg.communitydementiaprovision@gmail.com

2

SOAR

Chapeltown, High Green, Burncross, Grenoside, Ecclesfield

Rosie on 0114 213 4075 

rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

3

ZEST

Hillsborough, Middlewood, Wadsley, Loxley, Stannington, Wisewood

Sarah on 07572 643207 or 0114 2702040 ext 232 

sarah.longfield@zestcommunity.co.uk

4

SOAR

Southey, Owlerton, Parson Cross, Fox Hill, Longley, Shirecliffe, Colley

Rosie on 0114 213 4075 

rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

5

SOAR

Firth Park, Shiregreen, Flower, Wincobank, Brightside, Stubbin, Brushes

Rosie on 0114 213 4075 

rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

6

Age UK Sheffield

Crookes, Crosspool, Broomhill, Lodgemoor, Fulwood, Ranmoor, Endcliffe, Greystones, Nether Edge, Bents Green, Ecclesall, Brincliffe, Millhouses, Whirlow, Abbeydale

Josée on 0114 250 2850 

Josee.Rollet@ageuksheffield.org.uk 

7

ZEST

Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Langsett, Crookesmoor     

Sarah on 07572 643207 or 0114 270 2040 ext 232

health@zestcommunity.co.uk 

8

SOAR

Burngreave, Fir Vale, Firshill, Abbeyfield, 

Rosie on 0114 213 4075 

rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

9

Darnall Wellbeing

Darnall, Tinsley, Acres Hill, Handsworth, Housesteads 

Jo-Anne on 07495 548929 or 0114 249 6315 

Community Hub 07946 320 808

jo@darnallwellbeing.org.uk

10

Shipshape

City Centre, Sharrow, Broomhall

Nur on 0114 250 0222 

n.ali@shipshape.org.uk

11

Manor Castle Development Trust

Manor, Castle, Park Hill, Wybourn

Nigel on 07918 054 103 or 0114 278 9999 

dementia@manorandcastle.org.uk

12

Manor Castle Development Trust

Arbourthorne, Norfolk Park 

Nigel on 07918 054 103 or 0114 278 9999 

dementia@manorandcastle.org.uk

13

Heeley Trust

Heeley, Meersbrook, Woodseats, Norton

Sharna on 0114 3991070 

sharna.l@heeleydevtrust.com

14

Age UK Sheffield

Dore and Totley

Josée on 0114 250 2850 

Josee.Rollet@ageuksheffield.org.uk

15

Reach South Sheffield

Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe, Beauchief, Greenhill, Bradway

Sadia on 0114 2398946 

dfcc@gvcf.org.uk

16

Heeley City Farm

Gleadless Valley, Heeley, Newfield Green

Lee on 0114 258 0482

lee@heeleyfarm.org.uk

17

Woodhouse & District Community Forum

Woodhouse, Beighton, Mosborough, Sothall, Westfield, Halfway, Woodthorpe, Waterthorpe, Richmond, Hackenthorpe, Hollinsend, Birley, Charnock, Owlthorpe, Base Green

Kath on 07494 036594 or 0114 2690222 

dementiasupport@mywoodhouse.co.uk

Other dementia support organisations

Age UK Sheffield

Support available from Age UK Sheffield during the coronavirus outbreak.

www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/about-us/helpful-resources

Alzheimer’s Society

Free, easy to access advice which puts you in touch with the right support, including local help, phone and online advice and Companion Calls.

Dementia Connect: 0333 150 3456

www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect

Dementia Talking Point is the Alzheimer’s Society’s online community where people affected by dementia can receive valuable support from people in similar situations: 

www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-online-community

Alzheimer’s Society: Dementia Directory

Find out which dementia-friendly groups are running and what alternatives are being offered to face-to-face groups.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

Dementia Day Services

Dementia Day Services provide a day of activities for people with dementia, while also providing a break for those who care for them at home.  Please check with these services individually, as they may not be open at this time.

Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline

A free phoneline for anyone with a question or concern about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  This includes providing critical emotional and practical support to carers affected by the coronavirus.

Young Dementia UK

Join the Young Dementia Network if you are under 65 and living with dementia.

www.youngdementiauk.org/young-dementia-network

Rare Dementia Support

Information about what the coronavirus pandemic means for people living with rare forms of dementia, with practical tips and newsletters.

 www.raredementiasupport.org/coronavirus-covid-19

BAME Dementia and Covid-19

Information leaflets for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) families with important dementia information on how to stay safe and healthy in this difficult time.

www.meriyaadain.co.uk/2020/04/09/living-with-dementia-and-covid-19 

Support for family carers of people with dementia

Sheffield Carers Centre

Carer Advice line: 0114 272 8362

sheffieldcarers.org.uk

Information for carers about coronavirus, including how to plan for if they become unwell:

sheffieldcarers.org.uk/information-for-carers-and-others-about-coronavirus-and-covid-19

Time for a Break Fund – applications must fit the criteria, but could possibly be used at this time for items such as craft materials and technology.

sheffieldcarers.org.uk/time-for-a-break

Dementia UK: coronavirus-related information for families looking after someone with dementia

Advice about coronavirus, Q&As, leaflets and information including caring from a distance, calming techniques, looking after yourself, dealing with restlessness and film suggestions for people living with dementia.

www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19

Avoiding caregiver stress and burnout

The demands of caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming—especially if you feel that you’re in over your head or have little control over the situation. But this article gives steps you can take to rein in stress and regain a sense of balance, joy, and hope in your life.

www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/caregiver-stress-and-burnout.htm

IDEAL project: Carers Leaflet

The IDEAL project at the University of Exeter has produced a leaflet for carers of people living with dementia, as well as for people living with dementia.  This contains five key messages about how people with dementia can stay well during the coronavirus epidemic.

www.idealproject.org.uk/covid

Alzheimer’s Society

Coronavirus-related dementia information and activity ideas, including how to support people from a distance and at home, activity ideas and what happens if someone becomes ill.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

Carers UK

Online forum for carers.

www.carersuk.org/forum

TIDE dementia carers support page

Together In Dementia Everyday (TIDE) has set up a closed facebook page to support dementia carers.

facebook.com/groups/tidecarerssupport      

Healthwatch Sheffield

News, advice and health information relating to coronavirus.

www.healthwatchsheffield.co.uk/covid-19  

Dementia Carers UK

A virtual carers centre with tips on managing stress and building resilience, solutions to everyday challenges, and learning from other carers’ experiences.

dementiacarers.org.uk/virtual-carers-centre

Dementia Adventure

Free online dementia skills workshops for family carers who are isolated at this time. Topics include continuing to see the person (not the condition), strategies to overcome communication barriers, practical tips to connect with a person with dementia and the benefits of contact with nature and the outdoors.

dementiaadventure.co.uk/what-we-do/training-and-consultancy/free-events

Resource pack for carers

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have produced a resource pack for carers ‘Caring for someone with dementia at home’.  It includes tips for managing, activity ideas, self-care tips for carers, managing stress, muscle relaxation exercises, meetings needs, online resource links, TV and radio resources.

www.yhscn.nhs.uk/media/PDFs/mhdn/Dementia/Covid 19/Dementia Carer Pack A4 Flyers 230420 (4).pdf

Dementia and Me: BBC dementia podcast

Hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield and Enrichment for the Elderly, this podcast gives an excellent insight into living with and caring for someone living with dementia, along with hints and tips on how to live well.

www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07fsqj9 

Practical support

Sheffield City Council Coronavirus support

You can request help with collecting shopping, medication or for social contact if you have no other support.  You can also find out about emergency food parcels and food banks.

Call the Covid-19 Community Helpline (0114) 273 4567 (Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.45pm)

www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-support-for-people  

Sheffield City Council Social Care

If you require an assessment for formal care and support please contact Adult Social Care First Contact.

Call (0114) 273 4908

www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-support-for-people#social

Community Covid Support

You can use the map produced by Voluntary Action Sheffield to find local community support (from Community Hubs and street-level groups) during the Covid pandemic.

www.vas.org.uk/sheffield-covid-support-map

Benefits advice

Citizens Advice Sheffield and Sheffield Carers Centre are fully staffed and trained even during this pandemic, and are able to deal with requests about benefits.  They also have additional measures in place at this time – for example Citizens Advice Sheffield can phone people back if callers are low on phone credit.

Social contact

VAS Community Hubs

Volunteers from the Community Hubs can “check in with the people you know are vulnerable and offer a ‘virtual cup of tea’, information, a bit of advice, and some emotional support”.

www.vas.org.uk/sheffield-covid-support-map  

Silver Line

The Silver Line is a national free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Alzheimer’s Society: Companion Calls

The Alzheimer’s Society has introduced a new temporary volunteer service for informal chats.

Dementia Connect: 0333 150 3456 

Re-engage phone service

Reengage is offering a free phone service of Call Companions for people aged 75 and over, who would like to talk to the same person regularly.

www.reengage.org.uk/join-a-group

SCCCC: become a penpal

You can send letters and cards to other people who are self-isolating and may be vulnerable via SCCCC by sending a letter to Penpal Scheme, SCCCC Unit 19, President Buildings, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ.

www.facebook.com/Sheffield4C/videos/vb.840145926083482/847754615744323/?type=3&theater 

SCCCC

The main aim of SCCCC is to prevent loneliness and isolation amongst older people.

scccc.co.uk/get-help

B:friend

B:friend are accepting new referrals for people aged over 65 and living alone.

www.letsbfriend.org.uk 

Keeping safe

Avoiding scams: tips to protect yourself from coronavirus scammers

Age UK Sheffield has produced a helpful guide on how to easily identify a potential scam and protect yourselves.

www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/about-us/helpful-resources/corona-virus-scams

Avoiding Covid19 scams

The 3 Nations Dementia Working Group has put together some useful tips on avoiding scams related to Covid19.

www.3ndementiawg.org/covid-19-scams

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline

Sheffield’s Domestic Abuse Helpline is provided by IDAS and is free to call from mobiles and landlines: 0808 808 2241.  In an emergency call 999 (with the Silent Solution 55 if needed)

sheffielddact.org.uk/domestic-abuse/uncategorized/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19 

Mental health support

Sheffield Health and Social Care

24/7 helpline for urgent mental health support (no referral required).

Rethink Mental Illness

Sheffield 24/7 helpline (no referral required).

 IAPT: help on coping with Coronavirus

Self-help, 1-to-1 or group treatments delivered over the phone or online based on what is right for you following an assessment with a clinician in the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) team.

IAPT: Coping with Covid course

The ‘Coping with Covid’ course is a new four session online course looking at different emotional responses to the coronavirus outbreak and offering simple skills and techniques to help cope.

iaptsheffield.shsc.nhs.uk/coping-with-covid-course

Sheffield Mental Health Guide

Sheffield Flourish

Mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Foundation

Tips for looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Mind

Information and ideas to try that could help your wellbeing if you're feeling stressed or anxious about coronavirus and staying at home.

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

NHS: Every Mind Matters

How to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.

Sleep tips

Trouble sleeping?  Try these tips from the NHS’s Every Mind Matters.

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep

Other mental health helplines

www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines

Bereavement support

Listening Ear: new bereavement helpline

A new listening service for people in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw who have lost loved ones (from coronavirus or other means) during the time of the pandemic.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Resources specifically on grief and bereavement during the Covid19 outbreak.

National helpline: 0808 808 1677

www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Cruse Bereavement Care Sheffield

‘Here to Hear’: pastoral support line

A new pastoral support line for those bereaved, or experiencing emotional distress during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Based in Sheffield, for people of all faiths and no faith, the volunteers will provide a listening ear and emotional support to anybody who needs it.  Open to all, but particularly focused on supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Activity ideas at home for people living with dementia

Dementia Together online

Ideas of ways to live well with dementia. Topics include routine, music, memory book, photos, sleep, weaving, relaxation, art, physical activity and poetry (new resources are added every week).

www.dementiatogether.online

Distancing with Dementia: practical resources

Practical ideas for living with dementia (and caring for someone living with dementia) during social distancing.  Topics and ideas include staying connected, what matters to you, history, art and music, crafts and hobbies, health and wellbeing, and a blog of new information.

distancingwithdementia.org.uk

Cultural First Aid Kit: ideas for carers

Creative and fun activities and workshop ideas for carers to use at home.  The ideas cover music, storytelling, craft and exercise, and have been tested out in real settings.

www.mminquarantine.com/resources-for-carers

Guide to online activities for older adults during Covid19

Ideas include activities and games on Tablet devices, online newspapers and magazines, livestreams, film, music and TV. 

healthinnovationnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Maintaining-Activities-for-Older-Adults-during-COVID19.pdf    

The National Activities Providers Association

All the activities and resources from the National Activity Providers Association are available for free during the Covid-19 crisis.

napa-activities.co.uk/membership/free-resources

BBC Reminiscence Archive

A selection of content from the BBC Archives, designed to support reminiscence therapy. Choose from photos, videos or sound clips and select by theme or decade to prompt conversations.

remarc.bbcrewind.co.uk/#

Museum of Brands

Download activity sheets from the Museum of Brands to inspire reminiscence.

www.museumofbrands.com/brand-memories/#at-home

Organising an online group: Zoom

The Dementia Voices group have created a helpful guide to using Zoom for online gatherings.

www.dementiavoices.org.uk/the-zoomettes-guide-to-setting-up-a-virtual-peer-support-meeting-using-zoom 

Southbank Centre: Arts by Post

Free creative booklets of poetry and visual arts activities which arrive through your letterbox or email inbox. The activities are designed for older adults living with dementia and other chronic health conditions.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about/get-involved/arts-wellbeing/art-by-post 

Alzheimer’s Society: activity ideas at home

Ideas, links and tips for keeping purposeful when staying at home, to help fight off boredom and frustration.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-activity-ideas-people-living-dementia#content-start 

Wellbeing pack in isolation

A ready-made pack for those in isolation, created by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.  Contains tips, ideas, exercise diagrams, day planners, sleep planners, relaxation ideas, wordsearches, colouring pages and sudoko puzzles.

www.cnwl.nhs.uk/application/files/1115/8618/7460/Wellbeing_pack_for_self_isolation.pdf

Dementia Meeting Centres

Resources and ideas for activities at home including activity kits, puzzles, quizzes, practical ‘making’ activities and nature-based activities.

meetingcentres.wordpress.com/useful-resources 

Create it, Share it

The University of Hertfordshire has started 'Create it, Share it', an initiative to support creativity at home by teaming up with artists to give you some fun activities to enjoy.  Visit their website for inspiration and share your creations.

www.herts.ac.uk/uhbow/get-involved/create-it-share-it

Arts4Dementia: Inspiration during Covid19

Arts4Dementia has brought together interactive arts opportunities to empower people affected by dementia in the community.  These include ‘Chatty Wednesdays’ zoom gatherings, online music, theatre, visual arts, museums and heritage. 

Art activities at home

Sherborne ArtsLink and the ArtsLink Fizz! team have put together a series of activities to support people of all ages creatively during this time of social isolation. Each activity uses basic art materials – if you haven’t quite got what they recommend then they encourage you to use whatever you have at home.

sherborneartslink.org.uk/home/whats-on/art-at-home

Age of Creativity resources for older people

The Age of Creativity has created a variety of (mostly) free resources for older people to use while social distancing. For example you can virtually tour museums & galleries, listen to podcasts, take a dance/exercise class, join a choir, listen to streamed concerts, watch theatre productions, join a virtual festival, learn some crafting techniques or try a short university course. The choice is immense. Some state they are specific for people in a care home setting and for people living with dementia.

festival.ageofcreativity.co.uk/downloads

Darnall Wellbeing: Activity Packs

The dementia team at Darnall Wellbeing have been posting out activity packs to those who would usually attend memory cafés.  Their activity sheets and other resources can be downloaded for anyone to use.

darnallwellbeing.org.uk/home/covid-19/our-activity-packs

Keeping active at home

NHS Sitting Exercises

These gentle, easy-to-follow sitting exercises will help improve mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home with just a chair.  The instructions (including photos) can be downloaded as a PDF.

www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises

More More Sheffield: stay in work out

A downloadable and printable booklet about staying active at home, especially for older people.

www.movemoresheffield.com/active-at-home/booklet

NHS Home Workouts

10 minute videos to help you keep fit at home.

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos 

Joe Wicks for Seniors

Breathing Exercises

Suggestions of daily breathing exercises from a Peak District physiotherapist.  A helpful preventative measure for anyone with respiratory problems or who is prone to getting chest infections.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR51R7QeKcY&feature=youtu.be

Love to Move: seated exercise videos

The British Gymnastics Foundation’s Love to Move programme is an age-friendly and dementia-friendly seated gymnastics programme.  You can now try the programme in the comfort of your own home using their online videos.

britishgymnasticsfoundation.org/lovetomove

Chair-based ballet exercise

A dancer from the English National Ballet has produced a video of chair-based exercises for ballet lovers with restricted mobility or limited space.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcNgDtacR6A 

SIV

At-home workouts, meal inspiration and wellbeing blogs from Sheffield’s Health and Wellbeing Charity to help you stay active at home and feeing good while its venues are closed.

www.siv.org.uk 

BBC Sounds: 10 Today – Physical Activity for older people

10 Today is an exercise audio programme from Sport England and Demos designed for older people to protect against poor health and improve mental health and maintain independence.

www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p087wddm

Sport England: Stay In, Work Out

How to stay active at home includes a section focused on ‘older adults’, as well as plenty of varied ideas for all ages and abilities. 

www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout#get_active_at_home

Alzheimer’s Society: 5 ways to keep moving at home

Ideas for gardening, dancing, exercise videos, home versions of sports, and do-it-yourself workouts.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/5-exercise-activities-dementia-coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotdigital&dm_i=57EL,7EIE,1P4GVS,SPRS,1

Online music

BBC Music Memories

Use music and create a personal playlist to help people reconnect with their most powerful memories.

musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk

Online opera

For anyone who can connect to the internet, you can stream opera for free.

www.operavision.eu 

Online musicals

The Shows Must Go On! Full length performances of Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals, online on Youtube at 7pm each Friday (available for 48 hours).

www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

M4d Radio: Music for dementia radio

‘m4d Radio’ is a new free internet radio station for people living with dementia and their carers.  It's available 24/7 with no adverts.  The music is designed to provide an instant source of meaningful and appropriate music schedules designed to follow the rhythm of the day from waking to bedtime and right through the night.  This includes soothing tracks for sundowning and night-time, music to move to and music from the musicals.  Listeners can tune into the mix station or 1 of 4 further stations playing music by decade from the 1930s to the 1970s.

www.m4dradio.com

Music for dementia: Musical Guide

Music for Dementia has produced a Musical Guide for people living with dementia and their carers during Covid19.  The guide includes creative tips and activities for everyone in isolation.

musicfordementia.org.uk/info/musical-guide.pdf

Online reading

Sheffield eLibrary information

Free eBooks, eMagazines, eComics and documentary films from Shef Doc Fest.  You can sign up online to the Library if you’re not already a member.

www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/libraries-archives/the-elibrary

Online books

Audible are offering many books free during the corona virus. Audible allows you to listen to books being read aloud.

www.audible.co.uk

Online culture

National History Museum online

Take a tour of the National History Museum without having to travel to London.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

Online museum tours

Top 10 website have produced a list of museums across the world who are making themselves accessible via virtual tours. 

www.top10.com/virtual-museum-tours

National Gallery virtual tour

Three virtual tours allow you to step inside the National Gallery and explore one of the greatest collections of paintings, from the comfort of your home.

www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

The Louvre art gallery

Go on a virtual tour of the Louvre in France.

www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne 

Online theatre

The National Theatre is putting a new show on You Tube weekly on Thursdays at 7pm. You can watch it for a week for free until it is swapped for another show the following week.

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home?queueittoken=e_safetyevent916pr20~q_00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000~ts_1587133861~ce_true~rt_afterevent~h_f3ae2e83d106155e31baf7c346dd4c384e6e1e54f336409ac7d452f0928d2719

Online backstage theatre tours

Sheffield Theatres have lots of backstage films including Kiss Me Kate and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/get-involved/learning-resources

Museums Sheffield from home

While the museums are closed they’re being brought to you at home.  You can watch videos about art and artists, discover some of the amazing stories and extraordinary lives celebrated in Sheffield’s museum collections and find creative ideas in #MondayMakes.  Their social media channels are sharing some of the highlights from the city‘s collections, including closer looks at some of your favourite artworks, amazing stories of extraordinary lives, fascinating science and nature, and lots of celebrations of Sheffield and its people.

www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/about/museums-sheffield-from-home

Online sport

BBC: Match of Their Day

BBC Sport is releasing Match of Their Day, where regular Match of the Day pundits pick their favourite matches.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h9w8 

Classic football matches

Watch classic Sheffield Wednesday footballia.net/teams/sheffield-wednesday and Sheffield United matches footballia.net/teams/sheffield-united in full for free.

Virtual nature

Online tour: Kew Gardens

Roam the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst from the comfort of your home.  Travel to the tropics, the desert and the mountains with their seasonal footage and take a sneak peek at their glasshouses.

www.kew.org/about-us/virtual-kew-wakehurst

Online gardens: National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme’s website features virtual garden visits.

ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits

Lake District webcams

Visit the Lake District without leaving Sheffield by touring these 50 webcams.

www.visitcumbria.com/webcams

Online world tours

Explore the world from the comfort of your home via various live webcams – watch animals, see the Northern Lights, take a train ride through the snow, ‘visit’ different countries.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52096529

Online zoo

Watch some of the animals at Edinburgh Zoo on live webcams 24/7.  Featuring panda cam, penguin cam, tiger cam and koala cam.

www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam  

Online aquarium

View the inhabitants of the Monterey Bay aquarium on their relaxing live and pre-recorded webcams.  Featuring fish, otters, penguins, jelly fish and more.

www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Heeley City Farm

Watch videos and see photos of the animals at Sheffield’s Heeley City Farm, including lambs, piglets, goats, chinchillas, bees, cows, horses, guinea pigs and more.

www.facebook.com/HeeleyCityFarm 

Graves Park Animal Farm

Meet shire horses, Shetland ponies, hens, goats, donkeys, sheep and more in video updates from Sheffield’s Graves Park Animal Farm.

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Last Updated: 06/07/2020
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