COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Supporting The African Caribbean Community.

Community Information

SACMHA has a range of services available for our community.  Some of our services are available at our SACMHA Campus and others may be available at a location that is suitable for you.

Find out more about our community support using the links below.

Community Outreach Service

There may be times when you feel you just can’t cope with a situation but you don’t know where to go for support and advice. You may be worried about other people finding out your business so you want to keep everything to yourself.

 

If you value confidentiality and discretion as much as we do then SACMHA Community Outreach Service could be for you. It is a flexible service delivered where you want it when you want it, this could be for a range of support needs such as:

  • Help with managing your mental wellbeing
  • Help with your letters, bills, and other paperwork
  • Help managing your tenancy
  • Supporting you to appointments
  • Support with finding the service you need, or just help and advice, the choice is yours

Support includes: telephone contact with the office, extra support if need­ed e.g. during a crisis, access to social groups, therapeutic groups and ac­tivities. 

 

Location

We can arrange to meet you at our office or at a location suitable for you, including hospital, at the request of others working with you or family members.

 

Date & Time
Hours are flexible and negotiable.

 

Interested?
Please contact SACMHA to arrange a FREE initial meeting where we can discuss your individual requirements.

Here To Hear

‘Here to Hear’ is a multi-lingual, multi-faith bereavement helpline, for those struggling to come to terms with their loss.

 

If you need someone to speak to you can access the helpline by calling 0114 395 2127

Community Health Champions

SACMHA’s Community Health Advisors are a part of the city-wide Sheffield Community Champion programme which is funded by the Sheffield City Council.

On Thursday 8th September, Sheffield Community Champions including SACMHA’s Community Health Champions gathered at the Sheffield Central Library in the Carpenter Room for a very special celebration.  The celebration recognised the impact and achievements of Community Champions across the city of Sheffield during and post the U.K. COVID-19 lockdown.

 

In attendance was the Deputy Lord Mayor who presented our Community Champions with their Certificate of Recognition.

 

The Sheffield Community Champions Project will be moving over to be managed by Voluntary Action Sheffield for its third Phase 3.   It is hoped that the Community Champions project will shortly be able to secure long-term funding.

Sheffield Community Kitchen (SCK)

On 10th July 2020, the Sheffield Community Kitchen opened for ‘business’ with the goal of providing a healthy, substantial meal to vulnerable members of the community, principally those who had been instructed to shield as a result of Covid-19. This however was not just any meal, but one with authentic Caribbean flavour. SCK is a partnership between SACMHA Health & Social Care and the Church of God of Prophecy (CoGoP) in Sheffield.

Staffing for SCK, was provided by volunteers from the local Caribbean community, whose chefs prepared and cooked the meals. They were then delivered across Sheffield by a team of volunteer drivers and by SACMHA Staff who provided coordination and administrative support.
 
David Bussue – Service Director at SACMHA Health & Social Care said, “This is just the kind of initiative SACMHA came into existence to support and shows our community at its best working in partnership to meet real need.” David continued, “Covid-19 has hit our community and the wider BAME communities hard – locally, regionally and nationally, so anything we can do to ease individual situations is more than worthwhile.”
 
The Church of God of Prophecy in Sheffield is one of the longest established Black-led churches in the City. Senior Pastor, Christine Madden said “Our local church is committed to serving the community whether those community members decide to worship here with us or not. CoGoP and SACMHA have a deep and long-lasting relationship so we were very keen to collaborate and make the Kitchen a reality. In fact, all the catering staff are members at this church.” 

Windrush Compensation Support

United Legal Access (ULA) are offering a FREE legal service for Windrush compensation support.  They will be holding surgeries in Sheffield for those affected.  We will be providing details for the surgeries once these have been confirmed.

Digital Inclusion

SACMHA is launching our Digital Inclusion Project which includes:
  • A small device loan scheme
  • Support with applications
  • Group sessions
  • Home Visits
This project, funded by Sheffield City Council seeks to increase access to online services for all the citizens of Sheffield.   Don’t miss out – Register now!   Contacts G.Gambinga@sacmha.org.uk J.Ramsden@sacmha.org.uk

Ouse Road Allotment

Corinne MOSS - Groups & Activities Coordinator

Hi, I’m Corinne. I support the allotment here at Ouse Road.

We’re sure that there are others in the community who would enjoy spending time outdoors, growing fruit, veg and plants – may be you used to have your own allotment but aren’t able to any longer.

If you would like to come along, then you can contact me at admin@sacmha.org.uk.  You can also ring me on 07725 204574.

The Social Café

Are you seeking a friendly place with good food and something to do? 

Then our Social Café is the place for you.

 

The Social Café provides an inclusive, informative community space in which to socialise and build friendships in good company.

 

A regular programme for community health and wellbeing is in operation. This has included dementia awareness, legal advice, hypertension and diabetes awareness, the Live Lighter Health Programme and pamper days. You can book an appointment with the Chiropodist who also provides a home visit service. We also have basic health checks offered by our Community Health Advisors.

 

The Social Café also offers a range of activities including crafts and games, and exercise. A healthy, hearty Caribbean meal is also provided at a small cost to either eat in with friends or to take away for later.

 

All are welcome and there is no need to book!

 

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 11.30am – 3 pm

Location: SACMHA Campus, 10 Breinburg Court, 263 Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield, S3 9AQ

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