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Keeping well in your local community

Are you looking for an activity or some support to help you keep healthy and well?

Did you know help is at hand in your local community?

We are a network of local organisations which can help you to:

  • get fit and active through exercise sessions and health walks
  • increase your confidence and skills by joining courses such as cooking, art and gardening
  • eat healthily and exercise more with advice from a one-to-one Health Trainer
  • get connected with people in your local area
  • reduce feelings of loneliness by joining local groups and social cafes
  • develop ways of coping with mild depression, diabetes, chronic pain and dementia by taking part in self-help groups
  • receive information and advice about housing, debt, employment or other similar issues
  • find rewarding volunteering opportunities

You can contact us to get the help you need. We're your ‘People Keeping Well in their Community’ network. Put your postcode into the map below and then click on the highlighted dot to find details of your local 'People Keeping Well' organisation:

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You can refer yourself or someone you know such as a friend or family member (with their permission).  You can also make a referral if you are a GP, a nurse or other professional.

If there isn't a 'People Keeping Well' organisation in your area yet, contact whichever organisation is convenient for you, or contact a Community Support Worker.

List of 'People Keeping Well' organisations

Area

Name

Neighbourhoods

PKW Lead Partner organisation

1

Stocksbridge

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

South Yorkshire Housing Association

2

Chapel Green

High Green, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Burncross, Grenoside

SOAR

3

Hillsborough

Hillsborough, Middlewood, Wadsley, Walkley Bank, Wisewood, Woodland

ZEST

4

Southey

Southey, Owlerton, Fox Hill, New Parson Cross, Old Parson Cross, Southey Green, Longley, Shirecliffe, Colley

SOAR

5

Firth Park

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

SOAR

6

Netherthorpe

Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Langsett, Crookesmoor

ZEST

7

Burngreave

Burngreave, Firvale, Abbeyfield, Firshill, Woodside

SOAR

8

Darnall

Darnall, Tinsley, Acres Hill (& Clover Group GP Practices)

Darnall Wellbeing

9

Sharrow

Sharrow, Broomhall, City Centre

ShipShape

10

Manor

Manor, Castle, Wybourn, Park Hill, Granville

Manor & Castle Development Trust

11

Sheaf

Highfield, Heeley, Woodseats, Gleadless Valley (parts of Meersbrook)

Heeley Trust

12

Arbourthorne

Arbourthorne, Norfolk Park

Manor & Castle Development Trust

13

Gleadless

Gleadless Valley, Gleadless, Heeley

Heeley City Farm

14

Dore

Dore and Totley

Age UK

15

South

Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe, Bradway, Greenhill, Beauchief

Reach South Sheffield

16

South East 1

Woodhouse, Hackenthorpe, Owlthorpe, Westfield, Halfway

Woodhouse and District Community Forum

17

South East 2

Beighton, Waterthorpe, Sothall, Mosborough, Richmond, Hollinsend, Birley, Base Green, Charnock

Woodhouse and District Community Forum

More about 'People Keeping Well in their Community'

'People Keeping Well' is sometimes known as Social Prescribing.  It's all about connecting you to a range of local services to improve general health and wellbeing. In Sheffield, Social Prescribing is delivered through our 'People Keeping Well' network of community organisations which are funded through Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.

Each partnership is led by a local voluntary sector organisation which works with a wide range of people who live or work in that community. Each partnership is different, depending on local needs, but might include other voluntary groups, libraries, local forums, GPs, tenants and residents associations, faith groups, food banks, local Councillors and neighbourhood Police Officers.

The difference 'People Keeping Well' has made

“My mum and dad died within 8 months of each other and I was all alone.  I was then under the Doctor for my mental health.  After coming to these groups I now have constant support from the friends I’ve made – having a support network makes a world of difference”. 
Mini-Trampoline exercise session.

“I’ve been making my own meals now.  I realised it doesn’t have to take all day to cook”.
Eat Well Course.

“I’m 84 and live on my own but I like to keep going and get out and about to this”. Chair-Based Exercise.

“I have a bit of depression so I was quiet at first but I talk now because it’s so relaxed and calm”.
Chronic Pain Group.

“A few of us have formed a walking group and regularly meet up and go for walks round the local area. Before coming to the exercise class, we didn’t see walking as a form of exercise”.
Ladies Exercise Open Day. 

“This gives me a break from my caring role and meet other people who are in a similar position”.
Carers’ Group.

“The people are friendly and make you feel welcome”.
Craft Group.

“I was sceptical at first, but I’ve lost inches”. 
Zumba exercise session.

“I feel normal here, no-one judges. If someone forgets their words no-one minds”. Memory Café.

“I was made redundant and have been out of work. Volunteering here helps me gain experience and also gives me something to do in my spare time and meet people, as I don’t want to be stuck at home all the time”.
Green Gym Community Growing.

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