Posted by: North Officer | 13/07/2011

Child Poverty Consultation

One in four of the children you see as you walk around Sheffield lives in poverty. This means 26,000 children don’t have a decent, warm home or a healthy diet. It also means they probably don’t go on school trips or have anywhere safe to play. In some areas of Sheffield, where people are experiencing poverty, they are likely to die 13 years earlier than those in other parts of the city.

The Parental Engagement Team are organising focus groups to look at this issue. They know that to make things better for our Sheffield families living in poverty, we need everyone to work together. People often don’t recognise the impact poverty has on families or understand how or why families are experiencing poverty.

Could you give an hour of your time to come along to one of these focus group? Here are the details of the sessions:

 Venue: Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield

  • Session 1: Wednesday 20th July 2011: 4:30pm arrival for 4:45 start, finish by 5:45
  • Session 2: Wednesday 20th July 2011: 6:15pm arrival for 6:30 start, finish by 7:30

 Venue: Moorfoot, City Centre, Sheffield

  • Session 3: Thursday 21st July 2011: 9:45am arrival for 10am start, finish by 11.00
  • Session 4: Thursday 21st July 2011: 11:30am arrival for 11:45am start, finish by 12:45
  • Session 5: Thursday 21st July 2011: 1:15pm arrival for 1:30pm start, finish by 2:30

If you require any further information or would like to book a place please contact Rebecca Mason on 0114 2735141 email rebecca.mason@sheffield.gov.uk . Cost of transport or any childcare incurred will be covered.

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