Have your say on the Council Housing Strategy Consultation

Rotherham Council has been delivering against the commitments in its Housing Strategy for 2019-22, now the Housing Strategy is being refreshed to set out the key priorities for 2022-25, and Rotherham Council are asking for your help in shaping this.

Please complete the electronic survey by 21st January 2022.

TPAS Awards 2021

The RotherFed Friendship Calls project was shortlisted for the “Excellence in Community Action Award” at the Annual Tpas Awards which took place on 8th October 2021, and we have been successful.

Our CEO, Phil Hayes, would like to say a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers that have given so much of their time up to help isolated people in our communities through some really difficult situations.
Also a huge thank you to all our staff team that have been involved in and created an incredible service through their passion, resilience and hard work.

Rotherham Federation Covid-19 Response

RotherFed have been part of the overall community support programme targeting those most in need in our communities, initially through the Rotherham Heroes campaign and Community Hub, but also through providing support to our network of TARA’s and community groups. Our CEO has been involved in the multi-agency response and the Rotherham Tactical Group that work together to respond to community needs. As part of our involvement in the Rotherham Heroes campaign, we took a lead role in helping to shape and organise Friendship Calls to the most isolated and lonely people across the borough, culminating in the creation of a Befriending Providers Network that is Chaired by our CEO and meet monthly to improve outcomes for local people who are lonely and isolated.

Read our full Covid Response below:

Volunteer Role: Telephone Befriender

Are you interested in helping others?

Do you enjoy a good chat with someone?

Have you got the odd half an hour to help someone feel that bit less lonely?

Then telephone befriending could be the role for you! Our volunteers call people who have identified themselves as lonely and offer them a friendship call. Calls last on average for 30 minutes and make a real difference to people’s week. All volunteers receive full training for this role and are supported by a staff team.

Volunteer Role Description

Rotherham Federation Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Rotherham Federation are working with funders and contract providers to fulfil our commitment of Strengthening Communities in Rotherham. This is including changing how we work in order to comply with Government guidelines as well as safeguarding our members, staff and the community as a whole.

Public meetings have been cancelled or postponed and staff are working from home. You can still contact all staff by email and most staff on their mobiles and we will continue to be here.

Find out more information here:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.rotherham.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.rotherhamgismo.org.uk

Visit these Facebook groups to keep in contact/keep up to date:

RotherFed Good News Stories

East Herringthorpe Coronavirus help

Ferham/Masbrough Coronavirus help

East Dene Coronavirus help

You can contact us on the numbers below:

Kathryn – 07940193592

Sarah – 07538625113

Rachel – 07983147948

Rob – 07538625150

Dan – 07507277945

Ian – 07495352311

Nadeem – 07399888035

Jane – 07399888034

Nicola – 07376666191

Laura – 07813543332

For general enquiries or if the staff member you are wanting is not on the list please call Laura or email info@rotherfed.org

Stay Home. Stay Safe.

Voices and Choices Evaluation

In April 2016 Rotherham Federation won £401, 800 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to deliver its Community Voices and Choices project. The 36-month project adopted the Community Organiser approach seeking to address the lack of social capital, building community strength and empowerment in eight of Rotherham’s most deprived communities.

This is the final evaluation of the project produced in January 2019.