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Monday, 26 April 2021

Supporting Local Business.

 Here at Darnall Forum, we recognise that the local economy should get the attention it deserves.  We have lots of small businesses operating in our local area that sometimes go unnoticed as they are not big enough to compete with big business.  We are therefore championing small local business to encourage you all to shop local.

Our first such business is the 'Funky Cake Corner' based on Eleanor Street.  This is a family run business who make bespoke cakes and cupcakes at very reasonable prices and everything is made fresh, with gluten free options available!  Their prices are very competitive and judging by the photos below, their cakes are very tasty!.  Why not give them a try and support your local businesses.  Contact them on 07861913223








Friday, 23 April 2021

Relocation of York Road Surgery

 

York Road Surgery are relocating

York Road surgery (part of the Baslow Road & Shoreham Street Group) who are currently situated in Darnall Health Centre on York Road, are relocating today in Darnall Primary Care Centre on Main Road. The surgery will continue to provide services and be operational from Monday 26th April and be renamed as ‘Darnall Hall Surgery’

 

The phone number is staying the same 0114 2448357 and you will still see the familiar same faces as you did.

 

The practice are excited for this move and hope it will enable them to continue if not enhance patient services.

 

The practice will still have restrictions in place due the ongoing pandemic and should you require any additional information, please visit the website https://baslowandshoreham.gpsurgery.net/

Are interested in working in Uniformed Services or the Fitness Industry and aged 16-25?

 Learning Curve Group are a Training Provider, with Military and Fitness Academies in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield. We have been successfully running our academies for 9 years now. Our full-time courses are designed to get students ready for a career in either the Military or Sports/Fitness industry with very little classroom work, we focus more on fitness activities and practical work.  

 

The Uniformed Services Academy in Sheffield is a part of Learning Curve Group, the people dedicated to transforming lives through learning. We put our experience to work to help find the path that is right the Learners, whether that’s in the Royal Navy or Air Force, Armed Forces, Police, or Fire Brigade. Our courses have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and will equip Learners with skills not only for a job, but for life. These courses include fieldcraft, physical fitness, drill, first-aid, map reading, and many more. This will prepare Learners to deal with all the challenges ahead. In our Sheffield Academy we currently offer Pre-Uniformed Services Level 1 and Level 2, and Sports Level 1.

 

Our courses are nationally accredited, fully funded and available for individuals aged 16-25. We assist with applying for bursaries for those under 18, and from August 2021 we will be able to cover 50% of travel costs for students. Alongside our main aim courses, we offer Functional Skills in Maths and English to help individuals who didn’t reach their level 3 at GCSE. All enrichment activities such as field trips and sports activities are embedded into the course with no extra costs, as well as our military standard kit for the Learners.

 

To see what our academies get up to day to day, follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we regularly post and give an insight as to what our courses are like.

https://www.instagram.com/lcg_yorkshire_academies/

https://www.facebook.com/LCGYorkshireAcademies


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Have your say!

 Darnall Forum's mission is to do everything we can to ensure that Darnall is a fantastic place to live, work and play.  We cannot do this without your help.  

In the entrance to our offices (same entrance as the post office), we have put our Community Suggestions box.  There are suggestion slips for you to complete and post into the box.

We promise to look at every valid idea that people make.  Some of the ideas maybe projects that are all ready run in the area, if so, we will let you know.

Some ideas that get posted maybe ideas that would be better addressed through one of the other fantastic organisations that operate in Darnall, if so we will pass your ideas on.

We cannot promise that every idea will turn into a viable project.  The reason, for this, is funding and this is where your help comes in.  Funding bodies like to see that we are doing what the community wants and we have to provide evidence of this.  Your suggestion slips will help us provide that evidence.

We will not support any ideas that specifically promote any one religion, political or illegal activity.

It does not matter if your idea is big or small, but it does have to be something that supports the people of the Darnall Ward.





Monday, 19 April 2021

Census 2021

 Have you completed your census form?

If not and you need help then please come along on Friday 23rd April to Darnall Forum, where trained staff from the Office for National Statistics will be available between 1pm and 4pm to help you complete your form.  Social Distancing measures are in place.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Ramadan Kareem

 

This year, Ramadan is likely to begin on 12th April 2021 and will last until 12th May 2021 (depending on moon sightings). It is one of the holiest months of the Islamic calendar and a time where families abstain from pleasures and dedicate themselves to fast, pray and read the holy Quran.

 

With COVID19 lockdown restrictions still in place, 2021 Ramadan will be a very different experience for British Muslims. Whilst restrictions will be more relaxed compared to 2020, many of the usual practices normally observed such as going to the mosque for iftar and visiting friends and family indoors will sadly still not be possible this year. We have been preparing Ramadan Packs and distribution will start on the 1st of Ramadan. If you would like a pack or would like to donate food towards Ramadan packs please get in touch. 

 

Ramadan Kareem to all 






Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Mental Health


 

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Donations

 Hi everyone


You may have noticed that there is now a big button across our page that says 'Give as you Live' donate.  As a charity, we run on grants, contracts to perform certain services such as our Community Education programme and Employment service programme, as well as donations that we receive from members of the public.  These funds are vital for our continuing work within the community.

If you remember, from one of my previous posts, we teamed up with 'Give as you live' in order to generate funds through your online shopping, without any extra cost to you.  All you have to do is go to the 'Give as You Live' website, select Darnall Forum as your preferred charity and then continue to do your online shopping from over 400 stores listed, including sites like Amazon.  You shop in the normal way, checkout as normal and only pay for your shopping.  We then get a percentage of your shop value as a donation without it costing you anything.

Alternatively you can now click on the big DONATE button, and make a donation directly to us.  Either way is a fantastic way of generating funds for us and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have given us donations in the past.

Please help us in generating funds to keep our vital work going and helping us to work towards making our community a better place.


Thanks


Chris

Covid Question and Answer session for the Somali Community and open to all


 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Employment Support for the people of Darnall

 Hi everyone

I just wanted to remind you that Darnall Forum offer employment support to people over the age of 18 and who are not currently in work or who are economically inactive and have the right to work in the UK.

We offer this support through Sheffield City Council's Pathway to Success programme which is funded through the European Social Fund.

I can offer employability support in job searching, having a professional CV, Applications, Interviews and helping prepare you for the first few weeks of work.  I can also help in identifying and sourcing education and training opportunities as well as helping you develop in confidence and motivation.

We are still in a state of Lock Down, which means that all of the work is done remotely through telephone calls, email, video calls, but as soon as we are allowed to meet face-to -face, i will be back in the office to support you.

If you are interested then please give me a call or send me an email on 07888135429 and chris@darnall.org.uk.

I hope to speak to some of you soon.


Thanks


Chris