On the second Tuesday of every month Heeley City Farm's Dementia Department hold a Carers Group for people caring for someone with Frontotemporal Dementia (formerly Pick's Disease). This is a confidential but informal space where people living in the dementia world can vent, chat to others about what they are going through and, in-turn, help people who might have queries of their own. The group is growing by the month with new faces each time. This is a great space to learn about FTD from the people who are living it in every day life. The people who know. The group is run by the Dementia Manager, Lee Pearse, with the help of his brother, Andrew Pearse, who both cared for their mother, Valerie, who had FTD for over 12 years. Lee and Andrew know how speaking to people who know what you are talking about can bring a sense of relief that you are not the only ones going through it and that is what they hope people get from the group, a social element that carers often miss whilst caring for someone whilst getting support from their peers.
Our Dementia Friendly Farm Afternoon sessions are back!
Following Covid-19 guidelines we are offering people living with dementia and their carers a varitey of activities on the Farm.
Each session with have a different activity based either in The Valerie Garden or in South Yorkshire Energy Centre (weather depending).
Spaces are limited so spaces must be booked in advance, please do not just turn up. Book a space by emailing [email protected]
Farmscape course for 19 years and older for a Level 1 Certificate in Practical Countryside Skills. Enrolling now for 6th May start. The course is for 12weeks (term time only) 12 hours (2days) per week, Thursday and Friday 9.30am till 3.30pm. Learn fencing, pathwork, conservation work and much more.
This course is free for people claiming benefits.
For obvious reasons we weren't able to do our annual seed swap the way we usually do this year... but that wasn't going to stop us!
This year the gardening team are doing it a little different and keeping it covid safe.
All you need to do is follow this link https://tinyurl.com/5cmn5m2e
and fill in the online form and then you will be able to pick your seeds up from the farm on a Saturday! All will be explained on the form
Volunteer Gardening Sessions
We hold gardening sessions at various places around Sheffield for anyone to come and join in.
There are a few opportunities that we provide for anyone to get involved in some gentle gardening. All sessions are open to all, do as little or as much as you like, no experience necessary and all equipment is provided.
The places, days and times are as follows...
Heeley City Farm site sessions
Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT
Every Saturday 10am till 3pm
Last session of the year is on Saturday 12th December 2020 and the first one of next year is Saturday 13th February 2021
For more information contact Saskia on [email protected]
Wortley Hall Walled Garden
Sheffield, S35 7DB
Tues, Weds and Thurs 10.30am till 4pm
Contact Jo for more information on [email protected]
Meersbrook Walled Garden
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, S8 9FL
Thursdays 10.30pm till 4pm
Contact Jo for more information on [email protected]
Norfolk Park Sessions
Norfolk Park Walled Garden, Norfolk Park, Sheffield, S2 2PL
Wednesday 12.30 till 4pm
For more info contact Nick on [email protected]
St Marys sessions
St Mary's Community Garden, The Old Rectory, Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9BZ
Tuesdays 12 till 4
For more information contact Darrell on [email protected]
Corporate Activity Days
Does your organisation need a break from your everyday work environment?
The Farm's Corporate Activity Days are a great opportunity for team building days and away days from the office/the normal work place and you will be helping out a local charity whilst you are doing it.
We can offer a wide range of hands on practical activities to group of 10 - 20 adults. You can get experience in a range of tasks including Woodwork, Horticulture tasks, constructions, dry stone walling, gate hanging, painting, harvesting amongst others.
Get out of the office and get hands on!!
We have already held Corporate Days for HSBC, Amey, Santander, University of Sheffield Medical Department amongst others
Other Organisation's Events
Heeley City Farm works with a wide variety of organisations across Sheffield, here are some events that those organisations are putting on...
Could you volunteer as a tutor for just one hour a week?
Action Tutoring is an education charity that offers free English and maths tutoring to disadvantaged pupils whose families could not otherwise afford it. We want to make sure that all children can achieve their full potential, regardless of their background. We rely on volunteer tutors to make this happen.
What is the commitment?
Just one hour a week, for an academic term (just over two months).
Where does it take place?
Our programmes are based in local primary and secondary schools. We work with Year 6 pupils preparing to take their SATs exams, and Year 11 pupils preparing to take their GCSEs.
What do we offer?
● A member of staff to support you during tutoring
● Training in how to tutor
● Workbooks and resources
● A free DBS check (formerly known as CRB)