Wharncliffe Flats

By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser

Rotherham Federation and Council staff including Asim, Sophie and Jess held a joint meeting with residents of Wharncliffe on Thursday 30th January 2020 to discuss problems in the area and how Rotherham Federation and the Council could help residents improve their estate.

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Henley Christmas Get-together

By Brandon Freeman, Community Organiser

After previously successful ‘themed’ parties at Henley Community Centre, a Christmas get-together was arranged as a means to engage young people, families and the older generation.

The event offered a perfect opportunity for people to have fun in their local community centre and celebrate Christmas together.

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Community Listening Event

By Kathryn Wild, Project Manager

We ran a community listening event, which was attended by 19 people. These included Rotherham Federation staff and board members, local residents, members of the voluntary sector (including the new Social Prescribing Link Workers, Voluntary Action Rotherham, Age Uk Rotherham) and members of the Council, who came together.

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Springwell’s Christmas Tabletop Market

By Dan Barron, Community Organiser

The Springwell TARA hosted a Christmas tabletop market after speaking to residents who said a coach trip to markets were too expensive. This prompted the group to host a Christmas market for the community. The TARA have managed to source donations such as food, teas, coffee and cakes from local supermarkets and organisations including Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Toby Carvery and Wilko which helped to fund the event.

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East Herringthorpe Colliery Group

By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser

The Colliery group is in its infancy and members are made up of local residents who have previously worked in the mines and also people who have had family members who worked in the mining industry locally. The group’s main aim is to celebrate the rich history of colliery and campaign to have a low carbon footprint colliery museum erected on the old Silverwood mining site for educational purposes.

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Employment – Support Worker

By Louise Johnson, Employment Coach

I met client 033 at the end of August 2019; she had a degree in social work which she gained in her hometown in Portugal. Over the past 3 years since being in the UK she has completed a business admin master’s and has worked as a family planning officer. Her main barrier was not having her social work qualification recognised in the UK.

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Social Media Good News Stories

By Kathryn Wild, Project Manager

The RotherFed Good News Stories Facebook group was set up on the 24th September, which is a public group, that anyone can apply to be a member of. The aim was to build up a group, where people could interact with each other, promote events and share what was happening at their groups.

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