Sheffield Live! https://web.sheffieldlive.org Made in Sheffield. Made by You. Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0100 en-GB hourly 1 Refugee charity moves to phone and online support https://web.sheffieldlive.org/refugee-charity-moves-to-phone-and-online-support/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:33:06 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185399 City of Sanctuary Sheffield have closed their drop-in centre but are maintaining support services by phone and online. The charity is coordinating aid to some of the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers to stay safe during the coronavirus crisis. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>
Moor Market closes to the public https://web.sheffieldlive.org/moor-market-closes-to-the-public/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:28:39 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185396 The Moor Market has shut its doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The market was one of few businesses that had remained opened since the government ordered people to stay home and practice social distancing. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>
Helpline launched for vulnerable residents https://web.sheffieldlive.org/helpline-launched-for-vulnerable-residents/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:24:19 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185378 Sheffield Council has launched a community response helpline to support those most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus. The local authority says people who need more information or assistance can now seek help by phoning 0114 2734567. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>
Ranmoor care workers move in with vulnerable residents https://web.sheffieldlive.org/ranmoor-care-workers-move-in-with-vulnerable-residents/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:08:59 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185361 A group of care workers in Sheffield have left their families and moved into a care home for residents with dementia to help protect them from the coronavirus. At Bridgedale House in Ranmoor, nine staff members have volunteered and moved into the care home full-time, reducing the risk of them infecting the vulnerable residents. Sheffield Live spoke to Lynsey Wright, deputy manager at Bridgedale House.

]]>
People must follow stay at home advice, says health chief https://web.sheffieldlive.org/people-must-follow-stay-at-home-advice-says-health-chief/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:05:38 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185358 Greg Fell, Director for Public Health Sheffield, speaking to Sheffield Live! has stressed people must follow the government advice and stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People are asked to work at home where possible and only go out if absolutely necessary. Baillor Jalloh reports.

]]>
Taxi trade slows as stay at home guidance takes effect https://web.sheffieldlive.org/taxi-trade-slows-as-stay-at-home-guidance-takes-effect/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:39:08 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185327 Hundreds of taxi drivers in Sheffield are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic with many concerned as to what support is available. Government is due to announce a package of measures to help self employed workers who are facing a reduction in work. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Abdi Malik, Secretary of Sheffield Eagles Taxi Association.

]]>
Students, parents and teachers adjust to school closures https://web.sheffieldlive.org/students-parents-and-teachers-adjust-to-school-closures/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:36:14 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185300 Students, their parents and teachers are adjusting to the first week of school closures introduced across the UK to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The government ordered schools to shut their doors to all except the children of key workers, as part of strict new public health measures. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh, spoke to Chris Welch, a teacher at Tupton Hall School, about the impact on teachers, students and parents.

]]>
Citizens Advice Sheffield suspends face to face advice https://web.sheffieldlive.org/citizens-advice-sheffield-suspends-face-to-face-advice/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:32:09 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185297 Sheffield’s Citizens Advice have announced it is to move to providing telephone and online advice only due to the spread of the coronavirus. Following government recommendations to avoid all non-essential contact, the charity says it will provide an enhanced phone and digital service to residents who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid-19 or current measures to suppress the spread of the coronavirus. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>
Leadmill venue to auction music memorabilia https://web.sheffieldlive.org/leadmill-venue-to-auction-music-memorabilia/ Sat, 21 Mar 2020 19:45:08 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185248 Sheffield’s renowned music venue, the Leadmill, is auctioning off memorabilia to raise money to keep their venue running during the coronavirus pandemic. The Leadmill told Sheffield Live! items include a custom guitar signed by the Arctic Monkeys and made with wood from the club’s old floor and concert posters signed by Arcade Fire and Biffy Clyro. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>
Hundreds of mosques close to Friday prayers https://web.sheffieldlive.org/hundreds-of-mosques-close-to-friday-prayers/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:42:26 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=185211 Mosques across South Yorkshire have shut their doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Thousands of Muslim worshippers were asked to stay away from Friday prayers and advised to pray at home. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

]]>