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We commit to the Living Wage
Following a historic decision taken at the Board of Directors’ meeting in July 2013, from January 2015, we will adopt the Living Wage for directly employed staff on substantive or temporary contracts.
Great idea leads to innovative sip straw for people with dysphagia
A great idea from a member of Trust staff has resulted in the development of a new sip straw for people who experience difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
Tackling Christmas Stress
We are encouraging people who feel stressed, anxious or depressed in the run up to Christmas to “take time for yourself and ask for help”.
Services available to female victims of violence in Sheffield
Women forced to flee domestic abuse are being reminded of the support available to them in the city.
We're asking our staff to become Sustainability Champions
We recently held a Sustainability Event at Trust Headquarters to raise awareness of sustainability and to showcase the measures which our Facilities Directorate have implemented over the past five years.
Celebrating 40 Years of the Case Register
Together with Sheffield City Council we recently celebrated 40 years of a ‘really valuable’ learning disability resource which has helped shape and plan future service provision.
Trust welcomes new Non-Executive Director
At our November Board of Directors' meeting last week we welcomed Ann Stanley, our new Non-Executive Director.
Chief Executive unveils new service user artwork at Trust Headquarters
This week our Chief Executive, Kevan Taylor, unveiled the latest artwork created by the Trust’s Sukoon Group.
Our staff take the Ice Bucket Challenge!
The Neurological Enablement Service and friends – all staff from the Trust – have raised over £100 for the Sheffield branch of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association by doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has taken the internet by storm.
Volunteer stands out for selfless work
A Sheffield volunteer who helps people with brain injuries on their road to recovery has been recognised for his extraordinary efforts by winning one of our Awards for Excellence.
Two Trust Staff Win National Awards
We are delighted to announce that two members of Trust staff were commended when they won individual awards at last week’s National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2014.
New services for people with drug problems in Sheffield are now up and running
Earlier this year we were selected by Sheffield City Council to manage two new services – one for users of opiates and the other for users of non-opiate drugs. Both are now open for people to access.
Work to Begin on Our New Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Today we officially marked the start of an exciting new development for the people of Sheffield.
Our eco strategy is saving energy and money
We are saving energy and money after introducing a range of efficiency measures including LED lighting and alterative heating and waste methods.
Trust Director finalist in NHS Leadership Awards
We are delighted to announce that one of our staff is a finalist for a top regional award, the NHS Leadership Awards.
Care Quality Commission Inspection
The Care Quality Commission is coming to inspect our services in October and November 2014.
Sheffield Mental Health Week 2014
We are getting ready for Sheffield Mental Health Week 2014.
Awards for Excellence 2014
At our Annual Members' Meeting on Monday 22 September 2014 we presented our annual Awards for Excellence to staff and volunteers.
Trust named as one of the Best Places to Work in the NHS
We are proud and delighted to have been named as one of the best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
Trust Headquarters hosts World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Site Services at Trust Headquarters, Fulwood House, are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday 23 September (10am-2pm) in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Trust staff shortlisted for national awards
We are delighted to announce that two of our staff are finalists for top national awards, the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.
Introducing PARO seal - a robot resource for people with dementia
Patients with dementia in Sheffield are communicating and interacting more after we became the first NHS Trust in the country to introduce the services of a companion robot.
Health and Social Care Apprenticeships Recruiting Now
We are currently recruiting to health and social care apprenticeships.
Annual Members' Meeting 2014
The Trust will be holding our Annual Members' Meeting on Monday 22 September 2014 from 12.45pm to 3.30pm at the Showroom & Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX.
Working in Partnership with Recovery Enterprises
Recovery Enterprises is a social enterprise with whom we are delighted to work in partnership.
Trust Selected as New Provider for Opiate and Non-Opiate Drug Services
We are very pleased to announce that Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) has been selected as the new provider for Opiate and Non-Opiate drug services in Sheffield following a competitive tender process.
Trust Training Initiative Shortlisted for National Award
We are delighted to announce that we were shortlisted in the recent Health Service Journal Patient Safety Award for our new RESPECT training initiative.
Refurbishment of Longley Meadows to improve service user and visitor experience
We have recently refurbished Longley Meadows, our 9 bed respite care unit for people with a learning disability and complex needs.
Sheffield Wellbeing Festival Is This Friday (18 July)
This Friday (18 July) is Sheffield Wellbeing Festival and Fargate (in the city centre) will be filled with stalls, activities, games and even stilt walkers!
Sheffield Dementia Involvement Group (SHINDIG)
SHINDIG is a city wide forum that meets 4 times a year and aims to provide opportunities for people living with dementia in Sheffield (and their family carers) to share ideas, views and opinions on local services and developments.
Right First Time - Citizen's Reference Group
The next Right First Time Citizens Reference Group meeting will take place on 23rd July, at 1pm - 4pm at Sheffield Town Hall.
Queen's Honour for our Chair
We are delighted to announce that our Chair, Professor Alan Walker, has been awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to social sciences.