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SSCR Round Two

Stronger Safer Communities Reserve: round two projects

The Stronger Safer Communities Reserve round two projects are summarised below.
Barnsley Babies
Provide a records bag, scan wallet and postnatal records wallet for all pregnant women using Barnsley maternity services. Key messages will include Smoke Free Homes; Sleep Safe & Safety in the Home. Builds on successful Round 1 bid
Breaking Beats
Arts based project working with vulnerable people with mental & physical health /disabilities at supported living centres. Using stop motion animation film making to teach fire and home safety skills.
Business Fire Safety Project
Project team to reduce call outs to commercial & industrial business premises. Awareness campaign, workplace fire safety ambassadors & a business fire safety app.
Changing Lives
Set up a group of peer educator volunteers in fire safety, accident prevention and mentoring who will then deliver workshops to friends, families and peers.
Dementia Action Alliance
Work to support people living with dementia & their carers. Recruitment of staff tem to develop the project across South Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire£149,160
Edlington Community Organisation
Safety and wellbeing programme using pop up community safety stations to provide information and advice about fire and personal safety, including older people at risk of slips trips and falls.
EngAge and Be Safer – Age UK Rotherham & Barnsley
Reduce risks of fires at home by older people as part of Age UK Rotherham routine home visits, by increasing capacity in existing assessment teams.
Fakes Cause Fires
To produce additional Fakes Cause Fires materials in English and in other community languages to carry on the campaign funded in Round 1
South Yorkshire£8,800
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
Out of school activities for children age 5 – 13 working with families form hard to reach diverse communities. Activities include awareness raising around road safety.

Prince’s Trust Team Barnsley
12 week personal development programme for 16-25 year olds not in full time education, work or training in partnership with Barnsley College. Based at Barnsley Fire Station.
Prince’s Trust XL Clubs
Expansion of PT programme in South Yorkshire provides personal development for young people delivered in partnership with schools. – 3 new clubs in Sept 2015 & 4 new clubs in Sept 2016
South Yorkshire£41,594
Salvation Army Film Project
Youth engagement, diversionary work targeting Woodhouse & Handsworth using workshops to engage youngsters to work together on a media project looking at life choices and share their own experiences. The aim is to re-engage with education & develop skills and self-confidence etc.
Salvation Army Dark Nights Project
Youth engagement with young people from the Badger & Severnside estates where there is a lack of provision. SYFRS provide input around fire safety, consequences of arson, road safety & the impact of hoax calls.
The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster
Social cohesion project working with people at the sharpest end of austerity, homeless, young people leaving care, people with mental health problems, sex workers; providing healthy food, education, volunteering and signposting & support including stay safe advice.
Sleep Safely South Yorkshire
Roll out of Round 1 ‘Barnsley Babies’ Specialist midwives at Barnsley Hospital have worked with their colleagues in other districts to provide a room thermometer with safety messages to all pregnant women using South Yorkshire maternity services
South Yorkshire£23,520
South Sheffield Volunteer Fire Wardens/Buddies Scheme
Recruitment and training of volunteer fire wardens to visit the homes of older isolated residents in Gleadless Valley, Lowedges, Batemoor & Jordanthorpe.
Speakup – Safety Circles
Build on a successful Round 1 project working with adults with autism and learning disabilities. Focus on road safety, and production of accessible information
South Yorkshire£60,630
St Wilfrids
Fitting a residential fire sprinkler system in a 20 bed residential project that provides accommodation, Life skills & basic welfare training &support for adults with chaotic lives who have fallen through every other safety net.
Target Housing
Fire sprinkler systems in 2 hostels for male asylum seekers. High risk residents with a wide range of communication barriers and socialisation issues.
High turnover adds to the risk – the project also provides reassurance to the community generally.

This content was last updated on July 30th, 2018