Support agencies local to Sheffield

1. Some wonderful agencies we work with closely

We are delighted to be working with the following wonderful agencies:

  • S6 Foodbank
    We operate as a satellite of the Sheffield S6 Foodbank, operating under the umbrella of the Trussell Trust. The S6 Foodbank hub is at St Thomas Church, Philadelphia and comes under their Restore ministries.
  • Sheffield Foodbank Network
    We get to share our experiences, needs and successes with this group of largely independent foodbanks from all across the city. In need of a food parcel? Check out the website!
  • Assist Sheffield
    This is the go-to agency for asylum seekers and their friends in Sheffield. The website holds a wealth of useful information here. The busy weekly drop-in session for asylum seekers is held at their Help Desk, Victoria Hall, Wednesdays 2 – 4pm, entrance on Norfolk Street, opposite the Crucible Theatre.
  • Citizens Advice Sheffield
    For local help, either online, over the phone or face-to-face, the Sheffield website as above is an excellent place to make a start in finding help for yourself or a friend.
    For online advice the national website is a veritable mine of useful information.

We open our Foodbank on Mondays, 11am – 1pm, excluding bank holidays. Assist regularly refers asylum seekers to us for a food parcel, while Citizens Advice provide us with an advisor who is on site to help these and our other clients with help in sorting out their benefits, debt and housing or other problems. We have just recently accessed a push chair from Baby Basics, for one family who had had theirs vandalised. (Please be aware, Baby Basics does not take self-referrals, they work through midwives, health visitors and social workers to provide essential items for vulnerable women and families. Please speak to a health care professional if you feel you need help.) We may also assist clients with birthday cakes for their children from Free Cakes for Kids, provided we have a few weeks’ notice.

For information about Universal Credit, which rolled out the programme of “natural migration” in Sheffield in Nov 2018, whether you are needing to make a claim or wishing to support somebody else, may be of help. The latest Feb 2019 newsletter from Sheffield City Council about the roll out in Sheffield may be found here. Applications are to be processed and maintained online, so if you need training in use of IT, we may be able to assist you. Enquire at our Help Desk. If you need specific help with making an application, we may be able to support you in this also.

Our local trustee, Steven Collier-Ellen, has experience of alcohol addiction and has run a “Christians in Recovery” 12-step programme here from time to time. Steven may be available for mentoring in recovery. He is a member of Sheffield Hallam University’s SARRG group (Sheffield Addiction Research Recovery Group).

2. Sources of vital help and information

We recommend the following wonderful agencies and websites for practical help and advice:

  • All sorts of help may be found in the council’s Sheffield Directory
  • City of Sanctuary Sheffield
  • Salvation Army – have a number of churches and charity shops in the city, and a “Lifehouse” accessible by referral, including “Sheffield Citadel” on Psalter Lane and “Sheffield Castle” on Duke Street. Services at the “Citadel” include a Wednesday Lunch Club, and at the “Castle” include Foodbank and Lunch Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Sheffield Agencies for the Vulnerable and Excluded (SAVE)
  • Check out the Sheffield Emergency Help Leaflet for a map and information about where to get help with:
  • Food (Places to Obtain a Meal – the main options listed in 3. below);
  • Mental Health and Emotional Support: SACMHA and MHAGS;
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Assist;
  • Hostels and Housing Support: Emmaus, Sheffield Foyer, Places for People – Victoria Court Project, Roundabout – Homeless prevention Service, Turning Point – Rough Sleeper Service, Howden House, and 911 Project (SYHA);
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse: Non-opiates Drug Service, Opiates Drug Service, Ben’s Centre (street drinkers), SASS (Sheffield Alcohol Support Services), SEAP: Alcohol Services, and The Corner (CRI: under 18s). There is also information and support available from: Alcoholics Anonymous (helpline 0800 9177 650, ), Drink wise, Age Well, Narcotics Anonymous, Sheffield DACT, Addaction;
  • LGBT Support: Sheena Amos Youth Trust;
  • Citizen’s Advice
  • Women: Refuges and other support: Ashiana, Haven House, Sheffield Area Refuge & Support (SARAAS), Together Women Project, Sheffield Rape & Sexual Abuse centre, Young Women’s Housing Project (YWHP), Sheffield Working Women’s Opportunities Project (SWWOP), Sheffield YWCA – Peile House Project;
  • Domestic Abuse: Men & Women: Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline.
  • 24-Hour and Out-of-hours Help: Housing emergency, Hostels, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Support (Samaritans), Police and Message Home phone numbers.


3. Places to obtain a meal

We provide hot food (beans on toast, or soup, usually) in the Lounge drop-in On Wednesdays and Fridays, between about 11.15am and 12.30pm. We usually have a two week break at the end of August and over Christmas and New Year, when HARC takes over the provision of many of these services listed here. We advise you to check our information if possible to avoid disappointment, as services may be subject to changes:

  • Cathedral Archer Project
    Weekdays, breakfast 8.30 – 10am (free to the homeless, a small charge for others) and lunch 12 noon – 1.15pm (with a charge).
    Good News Cafe and Revive Cafe (Saturdays 8.30 – 10am, each on fortnightly basis, alternate weeks).
    Behind Sheffield Cathedral, Campo Lane, S1 1HA. Tel: 0114 263 6970.
  • Broomhall Breakfast
    Cooked breakfast, Fridays 8-10am
    St Andrew’s URC, Upper Hanover St, S3 7RQ
  • Breakfast Project
    Sundays 8.30am, for homeless and vulnerable individuals.
    The Salvation Army, Duke Street, S2 5QP. Tel: 0114 273 1778.
  • Firth park Drop-In
    Saturday lunch: Brushes Centre, West Quadrant, Firth Park, S5 6QE
    Tel: 07882 931539
  • St Wilfrid’s Centre
    524 Queen’s Road, S2 4DT. Opposite Giant Cycles, Halfords and Big Yellow Storage. Tel: 0114 522 5720. Opening Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
    Welfare facilities include – food, clothing, showers, laundry, advice, education support and services.
  • Streetwise See Philadelphia’s Restore leaflet here.
    An informal service with sandwiches and hot drinks, Sundays 10am – 12 noon.
    Training Centre, St Thomas Church Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL. (Near Wynsors) Tel 0114 241 9560.
  • Sunday Centre
    Sunday lunch, 2pm: Victoria Hall, George Street entrance, S1 2JB. Open 1.30 – 4pm.
    Welfare facilities include – food, clothing, showers, laundry, advice, education support and services.
  • Churches Soup Wagon
    Sunday – Friday, 8pm, Saturday 6.30pm.
    King Street, Sheffield, S3 8LF.
  • Homeless and Rootless at Christmas (HARC)
    Ten to twelve days over Christmas and New Year, 9.30am – 7pm every day, e.g. 25 Dec – 3 Jan (approx).
    Venue in recent years has been The Cathedral Archer Project. Tel 07523 927318.
  • Fir Vale Foodbank
    Thursday afternoons, 2 – 3pm (except holidays)
    St Cuthbert’s Church, Barnsley Road, S5 (opposite Northern General Hospital). Tel 0114 2611605.
  • New Testament Church of God
    Soup kitchen, Tuesdays 11am-1pm. Family Life Centre, 40 Nursery Street, S3 8GG.

You may obtain additional information from Sheffield Directory or the Emergency Help Leaflet, though the most reliable source of up-to-date information is always most likely to be obtained by direct contact with each organisation.


4. Other Support Groups in and near Broomhall

We network with a number of other groups and churches in Broomhall and Broomhill, including the police and councillors, especially though the “Group of Groups” (GoG) meeting. Contact to be included in the GoG mailing list.