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Manor and Castle Development Trust

Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT) provides ‘cradle to grave’ support to the local community, including access to employment, training, education and health and wellbeing.


Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT) provides ‘cradle to grave’ support to the local community, including access to employment, training, education and health and wellbeing. We work with our partners to give local people opportunities to contribute to their community whilst improving their own lives. 

We are the lead partner for the ‘People Keeping Well’ partnership, working with a network of local organisations in the Manor/Castle and Arbourthorne wards. We all work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. We can support you to improve your health, get more active, get out and meet people, learn new things, get support into employment and cope with life issues. We run a wide range of activities and have people who can work with you to find the right support for you. Our work is often called Social Prescribing.

We have a Health and Wellbeing team that can offer you Social Prescribing services. The team can help you access free support including:

• our Health Trainer service.
• physical fitness activities. We’ll introduce you to social groups and activities.
• one-to-one advocacy support with housing benefits, finances, transport, attending appointments, making friends and getting more out of life.

We run a Health Champion programme. If you’d like to volunteer or become a Heath Champion contact us. 

We also run lots of free activities with the following community organisations. Contact Kellyanne (0114) 278 9999 / (0114) 252 1031 if you want to come for the first time (unless another telephone number is given):

Arbourthorne & Norfolk Park Community Wellbeing. Get support to access:
• diabetic support group.
• Arbourthorne Strength and Stamina - over 50’s physical activity sessions including chairobics. Contact Diana Booth (0114) 264 9157.
• support with weight management, healthy eating and cooking skills.
Find out more by contacting Holly (0114) 252 1089,  

Spires Centre, 600 Eastbank Rd, S2 2AN.
Kettlercise, Tuesday 9.30-10.15am, Boxercise, 10.30-11.15am.
Community allotment, Wednesday 10am-12noon.
Norfolk Park and Arbourthorne Men’s Club, Wednesday 12noon-2pm (social activities).
Mancave (group for men of all ages. Hang out and develop new hobbies and activities), Thursday 10am-12noon.
Pilates, Thursday 2-2.45pm.
Contact (0114) 241 6786,,

Park Centre and Library, 4 Samson St, S2 5QT.
Circuit Training (mix of different exercises), Tuesday 12.15-1pm, Rebound - Bounce and Burn (an intense workout using trampettes), 1.15-2pm.
Yoga, Wednesday 6.20-7pm.
R.I.S.E (friendly and supportive group practicing Reiki), Wednesday 7-9pm. Contact
Kettlercise, Thursday 9.30-10.15am, Boxercise/Kick Boxercise 10.30-11.15am, 5.15-6pm.

Park Centre also runs the following activities:
Over 50’s Afternoon Tea, Monday 12noon- 2pm. Enjoy sandwiches and cake in a nice friendly atmosphere. Dementia friendly. Donation welcome. Table Tennis for the over 50’s, Monday 10.30am-12noon and Wednesday 11.30am-1pm. Park Youth Club, Monday and Thursday 7-9pm (aged 8+).
Community Garden Project, Tuesday 9.30am-1pm. Everyone’s welcome, come to garden or just for a cuppa and a natter.
Short Mat Bowling, Friday 10.30am-12.30pm.

The centre also has a community café Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12noon-2pm. Open to all, just pop-in! Contact (0114) 273 9611,

Manor Fields Park/York House, 535 City Rd, S2 1GW.
Craft group, Monday 10am-12noon, open to all, just turn up. Contact Charlotte
Pram Walk and Fitness, Wednesday 9.30-10.30am. Evolve - couch to 5k friendly running group for all abilities, Wednesday 6-7pm. Call (0114) 278 9999 (ask for Diane, Lucy or Holly).
Cook lunch and share, Friday 11am-2pm (ask for Holly).

St Aidan's Chruch, 2 Manor Ln, S2 1UF. Bereavement support group, first Thursday of the month 10am-12noon. Gentle exercise  group, Wednesday 12.30-2pm. This is also a social group. Call 0114 278 0707.

White House Surgery, 1 Fairfax Rise, S2 1SL.
Walking for Health (gentle walk followed by gentle exercise), Wednesday 12.30-1.30pm, 1.30-2pm.

Dover Court Surgery, 3 Skye Edge Ave, S2 5FX.
Walking Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am. Great walk to get the mind and body focussed.

The Arbourthorne Centre. 33a Edenhall Rd, S2 2LD. (0114) 264 6262.
Everyone’s Singing Group (for all ages and abilities), Thursday at 2pm. Contact Andy Bingham on 07719 230219.
Mindful Arts and Craft, (get creative and meet new people), Thursday 11am-1pm.
Drop-in for lunch, Thursday 1-2pm.

Other activities include: Computers for the over 50’s, Karate, Arbourthorne Antics (social and physical activities for the over 50’s including speakers and day trips. Mobility bus available). Youth Club (contact Holly (0114) 252 1089. or Tony Slatcher (0114) 249 5309.

 ‘The Flat’.  213 Harborough Ave, S2 1QT.
Manor Men’s group, Monday 12.30-2.30pm. Call Stephen (0114) 265 5145.
Older people’s breakfast club, Friday 9.30-11am. Come along and have breakfast, make friends, and find out what’s happening in the area. £2 donation for breakfast.

The Wybourn Corner House. 34 Maltravers Terr, S2 5FL.
Coffee Morning, Tuesday 10-11.30am. Parents/Carers Coffee and Chat for parents/carers with children under 5. Contact Fiona 07507 072 134,
Thursday arts and crafts, cook and eat sessions. Contact Dawn Dale 07855 814889,

Victoria Community Enterprises. Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Rd, S2 2SE. Activities include Over Eater’s Anonymous, Chi Gung, fellowship group, gentle activities for over 50’s, singing group, yoga group, Slimming World, Karate, The Real Junk Food Project (pay as you feel café). Contact Helen (0114) 273 9850,

MASKK. Temple Park Centre, 197 Harborough Ave, S2 1QT.
A local charity providing activities and services for children and families, including:
after school and holiday child care, kid’s clubs in various locations, family play days, activities and short breaks for children with disabilities and volunteering opportunities.
Contact (0114) 239 5739, (see separate entries).

Wybourn Be Heard. Community forum with monthly meetings. Call Dawn 07855 814889.

Manor Assembly. St Swithun's Church, 2 Cary Rd, S2 1JP. Meets on alternate months. Contact Dawn 07855 814889,

Park Community Action. The voice of Park Hill, Talbot, Granville and Hyde Park community. Meets regularly and runs the Park Centre, Samson St, S2 5QT. Call Jackie Bailey (0114) 273 9611. 

Manor and Castle Development Trust and local partners also run courses and provide employment support:

Signpost Courses. Providing independent living skills for young people (15-16 yrs) with a learning disability, to develop their skills and independence. Our courses are centred around the young person’s needs and are designed to be interactive, fun and informative. We embed numbers and words into what we do to help young people improve their maths and English. Contact (0114) 264 8056,

Employment Support.
Specialist staff can help you with CVs and job applications, job interview skills, career advice, job searching, training services, work trials and work experience, and finding a job. All services are free and confidential. Call into the Community Space, 52-54 Manor Park Centre, S2 1WE or call (0114) 265 5145.

Steps to Excellence. Aims to help people be more successful and fulfilled. Participants are not taught what to think but how to think, and get a tool kit to realise their potential. Find out more (0114) 278 9999,

MaTreC. 304-308 Prince of Wales Rd, S2 1FF. Runs adult learning courses from entry level maths and English, up to GCSE computer courses, and British Sign Language. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4.30pm. To find out how to enrol contact  (0114) 264 2194,,

Who to contact

Contact Name
Office for general enquiries
0114 278 9999
0114 265 5145, Social Prescribing Service
0114 265 5145, Employment Support
0114 264 8056, Courses

Where to go

1st Floor, Park Library, Duke St
South Yorkshire
S2 5QP

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