A new information station to support those in need with vital services has been launched in the s20 area of the city.
The S20 Station will offer practival help, emergency food provision and support to vulnerable locals.
The new service - which will be staffed by a minimum of six volunteers ever week - is a collaboration between Reverend Sue Stewart of St Mark’s Mosborough, Marion Oveson from Sheffield University and Ryan Wileman from The Salvation Army in Westfield. A number of other organisations have also offered their support to ensure the service’s continued success - including Westfield Secondary School, Shortbrook Primary School, Westfield Big Local Partnership, and ASDA Drakehouse.
Ryan, who runs the Westfield Salvation Army, said: “We arrived in Westfield last summer and quickly became aware of the work already being carried out by Reverend Sue and Marion to support vulnerable people in their communty. We were keen to join together with them and help create a provision which would help people in this area find a way out of food poverty.
“Everyone involved in this partnership believes in empowering people and, as a result, we will spend time with those who attend to understand what has caused their food poverty. We will provide support and sign post them to other professional organisations to further help tackle the root cause of their need.”
A representative from Sheffield Citizens Advice will be at the service every week to offer advice and an officer from Sheffield City Council’s Crystal Peaks Housing office will help those with tenancy related queries. Visit Tenants and Residents Association Building in Westfield Centre on Monday from 1pm-3pm.