What we do
Culturally relevant resources for
Advance Care Planning
Partnering with the NHS, Opus and local community groups, we are investigating why communities within Page Hall, Burngreave and Firth Park tend not to share their end of life plans with NHS services, through Advance Care Planning.
By meeting communities where they are at and inviting people to coproduction workshops we have helped NHS services reach out to Sheffield’s Roma, Yemini and Pakistani communities.
Using captured interviews and themes identified through this process, we are creating culturally relevant information about Advance Care Planning for each community. These shareable videos will be promoted in specific places relevant to each community, as well as GP surgeries.
Support for navigating end of life
Partnering with local End of Life Doulas we have delivered training to staff from Mind, SCCCC and St Luke’s.
These staff members do not have roles that are focused on end of life, but through their life and work, they naturally interact with people who are dying or grieving.
The workshops are focused on improving confidence to provide practical and person-centred support. 100% of attendees shared that they have already applied what they learnt during the sessions.
During the next cohort, we will be delivering these sessions to volunteers and members of the public who are looking to develop their knowledge on this inevitable part of life.
More people talking about death
We have been working with community organisations such as Sheffield Hallam University, Heeley Trust, ShipShape and Newfield Green Library to facilitate safe spaces for people to explore the topic of death.
Each one of these participant-led sessions generate dierent conversations and support needs are not prescribed but instead emerge through conversation.
We are growing the movement of Death Cafes across the city and hosting sessions in February 2023 for people interested in facilitating their own.
In May 2023, we are running a series of events that are aimed at exploring and improving our relationship with death.
A compassionate approach to Sheffield's Covid memorial
Partnering with Sheffield City Council, Opus and thousands of people across the city we have co-ordinated the city’s memorial activity to ensure that it is collectively owned.
We have captured over 600 individual stories, awarded 54 community grants and hosted 18 targeted events with communities across the city that were underrepresented in other parts of the project.
All of the stories captured during this project will be stored in the city’s archives and some of these stories will be part of the Stories from the Pandemic exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
By taking this decentralised approach, people and community have been at the heart of Sheffield’s Covid memorial activity