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The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Education, Learning and Training (Local Offer)

Education, learning and training related services in Sheffield. Narrow your search for education, learning and training using the search options above or the filters on the left.Where an education, learning or training provider offers support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability…

Education, training and employment support for young people released from custody

The Sheffield Youth Justice Service provides individual support for young people leaving custody to access education, training or employment as part of their resettlement plan. An Education Officer and Resettlement Officer will visit the young person in custody prior to release to discuss options.  For…

The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

The EHC needs assessment process

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed - for example, a condom has split or you've missed a pill. There are two types:  the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) the IUD (intrauterine device, or…

Energy bills and saving money

Local schemes and support: South Yorkshire Energy Centre is based at Heeley City Farm, Richards Rd, S2 3DT. They are dedicated to keeping local people warm and comfortable and the service is impartial and free. They will help you to find better energy deals, manage…

Epilepsy

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Epilepsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Evidence Based Parenting Programmes in Sheffield

In Sheffield, parents and carers can access a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. We deliver programmes that are evidence based, and tried and tested. This means that the content is written by professional psychologists who have years of research into…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…

Eye Tests and Vision

It is really important for everyone to have regular eye tests but having an eye test might be a new or difficult experience for some people with a learning disability.There are lots of things that can be done to make this easier.It is a good…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

Falls and the risk of falling

If you find you’re often feeling dizzy or losing your balance it’s better to do something about it now, rather than risk losing your independence through a fall or trip. NHS Choices has really good advice, including a video to work out if you’re at…

Family Centres (Local Offer)

Sheffield has 7 Family centres (formerly known as Children’s Centres) and together with their outreach sites they cover all areas of the city and provide advice, support activities and services for families with children under-5 as well as maternity care and support for expectant parents.…

Feeling depressed after childbirth

The baby blues During the first week after childbirth, many women get what's often called the 'baby blues'. Women can feel down or depressed at a time when they expect they should feel happy at having a baby to look after. 'Baby blues' are probably…

Financial Advice

Financial advice on funding your long-term care We all need a little unbiased, expert advice from time to time, and there’s no more important time than when you’re working out how to pay for long-term care – for yourself or a loved one. Find out…

Finding and keeping a job

This article lists the support available in Sheffield to help young people with disabilities and health conditions to find and keep a job. Information owners: Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures, Sheffield College, Sheaf Training Last updated: 14/03/2019

Fire Safety

Keeping Safe Here are some simple things you can do to make your home as safe as possible: Home and Fire Safety You should have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Make sure you change the battery each year and test…

First Start Family Centre

For information about what is happening in First Start Family Centre and its link sites in the week take a look at the attached what’s on guide in the downloads section or click on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Where…

Flexible Working

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result in mental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome. This can occur because alcohol in the mother's blood passes to her baby through the placenta. The baby can't…

Funded Early Learning

Government funded childcare is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds. All eligible children are entitled to at least 570 hours of funded childcare each year.  In Sheffield we call this Funded Early Learning or FEL. FEL helps children…

Funded Early Learning Funding information for providers

Here you will find information about Funded Early Learning (FEL) and the Code of Practice. To access the provider portal and to provide your headcount information please go to: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/schools-childcare/fel-funding-providers.html Parents can view the http://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/directory/advice.page?id=_dg8Dvgg5Zc page here. For information about FEL funding including the parent…
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