We run a wide variety of activities, courses and groups across the South West of Sheffield enabling people to get out and about, find new hobbies, stay active and have fun. This is part of the Sheffield People Keeping Well programme, you can find out more about what the People Keeping Well programme is all about by clicking here.
If you don’t live in the South West of Sheffield but would like to know about activities and groups offered across other areas of Sheffield, you can search and find the People Keeping Well service in your local area on this page.
The South West Sheffield PKW Partnership area covers the following areas: Dore, Totley, Bradway, Endcliffe, Fulwood, Ranmoor, Greystones, Nether Edge, Bents Green, Brincliffe, Ecclesall, Whirlow, Abbeydale
*Please note that most of our current programmes are being run on online platforms such as zoom. If you need assistance in accessing these platforms we have provided a simple guide for you to use below. If you need further help please and someone to guide you through it please don’t hesitate to contact Joanna Woodward on 0114 250 2850 or via email at email@example.com*
All activites are created to be inclusive, everyone is welcome to join! All Activites are suitable for people living with dementia and their carer’s, family or friends.
Information about accessing these activites can be found under the table.
Gentle Circuits: 10am, every week - Delivered by CWS - Provided by PKW.
Monday Coffee Morning: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month - Delivered by SMG - Provided by PKW.
Cosy Creatives: Online Creative writing sessions - Every Monday 2-3pm – Hosted by Anne - Provided by PKW.
Details: Great for anyone interested in writing, being creative & meeting other people online. No previous writing experience necessary and carers very welcome! Sessions are delivered by art therapist Anne and begin with a look at & discussion about a piece of writing based on a new weekly theme (a poem, short story or memoir extract). Then there'll be individual writing tasks, or a group poem written together (depending on what the group wants to do!) Sessions finish by reading our individual pieces of writing or reading out the group poem, and coming up with ideas for the following week's theme.
Memoir Writing – it’s your story: Begins Feb 10th, 10 week course, every Monday at 12pm - 2pm - Delivered by Kathryn Reaney (professional journalist) - Provided by PKW. Book on now!
Description: The aim of the workshop sessions is to get you writing your own life story. We aim to be a positive space for creativity that will get you thinking about experiences and the stories you have created along the way. We are deliberately staying away from a discussion or reflection of Covid, fully aware of the impact that the pandemic is having on mental health and wellbeing. This will be a Covid-free space. Topics we will cover include: What makes a good story, difficult memories, what is a memoir, tackling the blank page, how do you get hold of your memories, publishing and finding an audience.
Zumba Gold: 10am, every week - Delivered by CWS - Provided by PKW.
Singing Teapot Choir: 2nd and last Tuesday of every month - Recommencing in March 2021 following a Winter break - Delivered by Yo Tozer loft - Provided by PKW.
Dore and Totley Rosemary Memory Café: 3pm-4.30pm, every week - Online chat, quizzes, live singers and more, created for people living with Dementia and their carers - Delivered by Josee - Provided by PKW.
Carers Café : 10am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month - Delivered by SCC.
Strength and Balance: (Can be chair based) - 10am, every week - Delivered by CWS - Provided by PKW.
Short Stories: 2pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month - Listen or bring your own story to share - Delivered by SCC.
Gentle Circuits: 10am, every week - Delivered by CWS - Provided by PKW.
Mindfulness: 10am, every week - Delivered by CWS - provided by PKW.
Carers Café and Quiz: 10am on the 2nd Friday of every month - Delivered by SCC.
Sporting Chatter: 10am on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month - Provided by PKW.
Description: An opportunity for sports fans to socialise, make friends, catch up and enjoy sports based activites, from quizzes to watching films.
Connecting with Nature for Wellbeing: 10.20am - 11.30am, every week - Delivered by Horticulturist Caroline Cook - Provided by PKW.
How to join the activities: To access or book to join any of the sessions listed, simply see who the session is provided by and then contact the relevant team via the details listed below:
- CWS: Community Wellness Service: Call 01145537807
- SCC: Sheffield Carers Centre: email Jan firstname.lastname@example.org
- SMG: Sheffield Mencap and Gateway: Contact carers outreach project worker’s: Katie 07447391437, or Ellie on 07735316347. Or, email: email@example.com
Please note: These sessions are for unpaid carers and the person they care for (created for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities/autism).
- South West Sheffield PKW (People Keeping Well): Contact Joanna Woodward (Community Development Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org or call Age UK Sheffield on 0114 250 2850.
- Josee: Contact email@example.com or 07852291830
- Caroline Cook Horticulturist: email firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone Age UK 0114 250 2850. Visit gardeningwithcaroline.co.uk
- Kathryn Reaney: email email@example.com or call 07854751932
Please note, all of our activities are currently all being delivered on virtual platforms such as zoom. Please contact the activity provider if you require assistance, or see below for our guidance to access Zoom and get online.
Instructions for Accessing Zoom
Click the pink button that says "Download" to access a PDF document containing instructions for downloading and accessing Zoom so that you can join a variety of online activities delivered via the Zoom video platform.
Community small grants programme
Apply to receive up to £500 to deliver a group or activity as part of the PKW programme in the South West of Sheffield. Find out more about what this means and how to apply by clicking the pink "find out more" button to the right.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our activities please get in touch with Age UL Sheffield if you would be interested in supporting any of our groups. Alternatiely, you can see a list of other volunteer roles on our volunteering page by clicking here.
A brand new, dementia friendly, welcoming activity in Sheffield. Cosy Creatives is a relaxed and fun online writing group.
- Free to attend. Starts Monday 7th December
- Takes place every Monday 2-3pm via Zoom.
- Delivered by art therapist Anne.
- Great for anyone interested in writing, being creative & meeting other people online.
- No previous writing experience necessary!
- Carers welcome!
Sessions begin with a look at & discussion about a piece of writing based on a new weekly theme (a poem, short story or memoir extract). Then there'll be individual writing tasks, or a group poem written together (depending on what the group wants to do!)
Sessions finish by reading our individual pieces of writing or reading out the group poem, and coming up with ideas for the following week's theme.
Interested? Get in touch & book your place. We'll send you all the details.
Call: 0114 250 2850
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Oak Park Green Space and Building Consultation
At this initial stage we would like local residents to have their say on how the buildings, once used for the Bowling Club, could be put to good use, and how the Bowling Green and wider areas, could be better utilised. Once we have consulted with the local community we will approach and work with Sheffield City Council to discuss ways in which we can move forward.
We would welcome any suggestions and would appreciate your input by filling in a questionaire. To complete the questionaire please email email@example.com who will send you a copy.