What is a Community Partnership?
A community partnership is an agreement of promised collaboration between us and a voluntary or community sector organisation. We want to strengthen the voice of local people together by:
- Sharing the views we both gather.
- Promoting and raising awareness of each other’s work.
- Actively participating in each other’s projects.
Who are our community partners?
A membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people, to promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. Independent living means that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.
Sheffield Flourish is a mental health charity rooted in Sheffield and owned by the community. Flourish aims to involve people who live with mental health difficulties and distress in everything they do because they value the skills, knowledge and insight of Sheffield’s communities.
They help people to share their mental health stories, and run the Sheffield Mental Health Guide, an online directory where you can search for support services in Sheffield.
City of Sanctuary Sheffield
City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, Sheffield became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary for asylum-seekers and refugees. They run The Sanctuary, a one-stop-shop for advice, information and support, as well as raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees and asylum-seekers and advocating for their rights.
Saalik Youth Project
Saalik Youth Project is a non-profit organisation for young people and families with a focus on faith and community. Their vision is to support people from all backgrounds to develop skills and opportunities in their local community.
Using cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities Saalik Youth Project builds confidence, self-esteem and aspirations; enabling young people to realise their potential.
Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance
Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance is an organisation working to establish Sheffield as a dementia friendly city and works alongside businesses and organisations to raise awareness of dementia by offering support and training.
The alliance is jointly run alongside Age UK Sheffield, a local charity that shares our passion and ethos about improving the lives of people living with dementia, as well as their carers, friends and families in Sheffield.
Thalassaemia South Yorkshire
Thalassaemia South Yorkshire is a unique needs led voluntary service which is confidential and culturally sensitive in its approach to all members of the community.
They support families living with Thalassaemia, a recessive genetic blood disorder which effects communities in Sheffield.
Sheffield Voices are a group of people with a learning disability who meet up once a week. They are a self-advocacy group and talk about what matters in their lives.
Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group
Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is a small registered charity providing information, support and a point of contact for people of all ages with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia and long covid, their families and their carers, in the wider Sheffield area.
ISRAAC Somali Community Association
ISRAAC Somali Community Association are a Sheffield based Charity providing a range of services and support, primarily for Somali and wider Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities in the inner-city area.
Running for over 30 years, they have helped to improve education & skills within the BAMER community, and maintain a strong cultural identity whilst promoting positive integration & social cohesiveness.
Burton Street Foundation
Burton Street Foundation is ai not for profit organisation supporting the local community. Based in Hillsborough they have the area's largest indoor community space. They host countless events each year and their disability services have around 250 clients. 14 local businesses are based here, and around 35 charities and community groups use their facilities each week.
Would you like to work with us?
If you're interested in becoming a community partner and helping us to amplify the voices of Sheffield residents, or would like to find out more, get in touch: