Autism charity in the running for lottery cash

Sheffield based charity, Autistics Children and Carers Together (ACCT) has been shortlisted for the public vote stage of the National Lottery funded People’s Projects and is calling for public support. The charity could win a vital grant of £70,000 to support its work with more than 500 children and their families in Sheffield. It offers activities and a supportive environment for autistic young people to relax and be themselves, developing confidence, social skills and making friends. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Former tree campaigner calls for better accountability from Sheffield Council

An extraordinary Sheffield Council meeting last week to discuss the findings of the Lowcock Tree Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute turned heated as questions were raised by former tree campaigners. Calvin Payne who was arrested in 2016 for protesting against the cutting down of thousands of trees across the city told Sheffied Live! he accepts the council’s apology over the felling of street trees and the treatment of campaigners but feels more accountability is needed. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Charity calls for more support to deaf people

As part of Deaf Awareness Week, the RNID charity, which supports people with hearing difficulties, is calling for more support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The campaign aims to increase public awareness in the workp;ace and daily lfe about the nature of deafness and the communities, cultures, languages, and sign languages of deaf people. Sheffield Live! reporter Bailor Jalloh spoke to Teri Devine, director for inclusion at RNID.

Sheffield young artists’ exhibition opens

An art exhibition displaying over 900 paintings submitted by students aged 5 to 18 years from 46 schools in Sheffield is on display at Central United Reformed Church on Norfolk Street. The annual Sheffield Young Artists Exhibition, established 20 years ago, is organised by Abbeydale Rotary Club. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to organiser Ken Marshall and student artist Liesha Barle.

Foodbank calls for more support for families in need

Hillsborough-based charity S6 Foodbank has welcomed the new cost of living payment to help struggling families but say more support is needed. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Alison Wise said more help is needed for poor households as the number of people using their foodbank has rocketed in the last 12 months. Millions of people on means-tested benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credit will receive the £301 instalment by mid-May or earlier. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Charity opens helpline to support bereaved families

Sheffield based charity, Diverse City Development Trust, has opened a new help line to support bereaved families in the city. Here to Hear, is a multi-lingual and multi-faith bereavement listening service for those struggling to come to terms with loss and grief. Sheffield Live! reporter Ballor Jalloh spoke to helpline support coordinator Rida Shoukat.

Sheffield Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslims across South Yorkshire celebrated the end of Ramadan, known as Eid Al-Fitr, on Friday and Saturday. The festival follows 29 days of fasting in which Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink from dawn to dusk. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Burst water mains hits Burngreave businesses

A Burngreave-based business owner has called on the local authority and Yorkshire Water to investigate the cause of a burst water main in Spital Hill which he says is affecting his business. Yousif Karda, owner of Sudan Tech on Spital Hill, told Sheffield Live! burst water pipes in the area were becoming frequent, with road closures affecting footfall for local businesses. Baillor Jalloh reports.