See what’s been happening at the Cathedral Archer Project.
Sarah has joined the Cathedral Archer Project as our latest member of staff, and is primarily working as part of our Just Works programme. She is working with the women who use the Project (and women who are referred from other agencies) to support them to build their own nests.
A key part of Sarah’s work is to promote healthier lifestyles and improve the women’s individual overall wellbeing. She does this through providing volunteering and employment related opportunities to support the women in building their confidence, trust and self-esteem. These women include individuals who have used the Archer Project as well as those referred by other vulnerable adult services including Housing First and Domestic Abuse.
Using a combination of multi-agency collaboration, 1-1 support, access to volunteer programmes and the Just Works Programme, she tailors the approach around each individual’s needs, strengths and aspirations.
Abbey has been referred by another agency. Her English is very limited and she is a quiet individual. To help bring her out of her shell Sarah has been taking Abbey for trips out in the city, such as to the Millennium Galleries and out for pizza. Spending time on a 1-1 basis with Abbey has lead to trust developing between them, and despite the language barrier they have managed to have a laugh and a joke, and Abbey is now fulfilling employed hours through the Just Works cleaning contracts.
We are hiring a Progression Support Worker
To provide bespoke, person centred support to people who use CAP and take part in activities or volunteering. Using an asset-based approach and learning from PIE (Psychologically Informed Environments), the Progression Support Worker will help people to improve health, housing, relationships and social interactions with the aim of enabling life transitions and maintaining progress.
Using an asset based approach, the Progression Support Worker will:
Terms and Conditions of Service
Salary: £21, 220(pa)-£23,000(pa)
Contract 3 years fixed term
Closing date for applications is: Friday 7th September at 5pm
For more information and an application form please contact Anne McGolrick on 01143212311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At his Summer Reception earlier this month the High Sheriff asked those present to imagine that they were now homeless:
“I want you to picture your journey home tonight to your comfortable and secure home with food in the fridge and clean sheets on the bed. Then I want you to imagine that a crisis has just befallen you and your home has gone. You are reduced to a shop doorway to sleep in with cardboard for your duvet.”
He stressed how "Homelessness is an abomination in a great Britain of 2018. We should not tolerate the sight of homeless and rough sleepers on our streets. South Yorkshire is better than that."
Those sleeping in shop doorways, on friends and family’s sofas, and in insecure accommodation rely on the numerous charities, agencies and organisations that exist across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. These organisations do not work alone in their attempts to help the homeless, but work together to help each individual find their own stable, fulfilling and enjoyable life. But South Yorkshire also has a postivie agenda separate from these organisations to end homelessness.
At the Cathedral Archer Project, we help the homeless and vulnerable of Sheffield from sleeping bag to employment. Providing hot food at breakfast and lunch, food parcels, access to medical and dental clinics on site, to computers and a phone. As well as providing opportunities to get involved in activities from English and Maths to Yoga and cooking, and become a partner volunteer helping to run our centre.
In bringing charities and agencies such as ourselves together the High Sheriff’s Summer Reception not only highlighted the need to put hope back into the shattered individuals who find themselves homeless, but also the interconnected work of those in this area trying to do just that.
Project Support Worker: Empowering Women at Just Works
Role: to support vulnerable women to identify and achieve their aspirations and provide opportunities to move towards a stable and more fulfilling life.
Salary: £14,312-£15, 903 (12.20/hr)
Hours: Flexible 22.5/25 per week
Fixed term contract 3 years
Applicants: Due to the nature of the role only female applicants will be considered.
Application closing date: 5pm Friday 18th May
Email Anne (email@example.com) for an application pack (note that CVs will not be considered)
Next week we are teaming up with the Volunteering Office at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union to raise awareness of homelessness, as part of their 4 weeks of action.
They are asking students to collect Pot Noodles. Why Pot Noodles? Because an individual who is sleeping rough can access hot water, from shops and services, and thus easily have a hot meal whilst on the streets. In the cold, wet, English winter (and during the summer) a hot meal can make a huge difference, and a pot noodle can make this happen.
So if you are a student donate a pot noodle or see if you can collect more. The record number of pot noodles collected at once has been over 600.