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Sheffield hostel fears for migrant children

December 2018

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to accommodate children of migrants and refugees. The guest house houses single homeless men, and concerns have been expressed at the safe...

Christmas campaign to support the vulnerable and homeless

December 2018

Tracey Ford of Sheffield Council’s Drug and Alcohol Co-ordination Team spoke to Sheffield Live! TV on the complex issues of homelessness. Outlining the various services in Sheffield, she pointed out that giving money on the street is not always the best...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

8th November 2018

"The Homes We Want"

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 5pm–6pm, Conference Room, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

A free interactive lecture on how planners use social science to help them understand the homes we want in years to come. Society and population are always changing, and so too are the demands and expectations of housing. In parts of the UK, including in Sheffield and Rotherham, there is a shortage of good quality, affordable homes.

Led by Professor Ed Ferrari, Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. Part of Understanding Society, the festival of social sciences, organised by the universities (Sheffield and Hallam), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Free to attend, pre-booking a place is recommended. A similar event also runs in Rotherham, see 5th November.

Understanding Society

"Making Space: Squatting, Trespass and Direct Housing Action"

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Nov 2018, 10am-4pm (late opening on Wed), Union Street co-working space, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP

An exhibition exploring grassroots campaigns involving squatting, trespass and direct action taken to addresses issues of housing policy, poverty, homelessness, inequality and democracy.

Led by Dr Sam Burgum, University of Sheffield. Part of Understanding Society, the festival of social sciences, organised by the universities (Sheffield and Hallam), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It runs all week after the launch on Monday 5th November, 7.00-8.30pm, and has late opening on Wednesday 7th November until 8pm. Open to all, no booking necessary.

Understanding Society

"Close Quarters"

Wed 24 Oct-Sat 10 Nov 2018, various performances, Studio, Sheffield Theatres, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 1DA

The world première of a play by Kate Bowen. Cormack, Findlay and Davies are the elite. They are the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat roles, ever. They’ve aced physical tests only 5% of female soldiers can pass; they’ve been trained to shoot, fight and kill. They’ve proven their exceptional skill and discipline – while everyone around them questions whether they should even be allowed to serve. And now they’re about to join the action.

A co-production between Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint. Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and sexual references. Box Office Sheff 2496000.

Sheffield Theatres

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