Cohesion Sheffield

Cohesion Sheffield was created in 2017 to help implement the Citywide Cohesion Strategic Framework written by Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group (CAG) and Sheffield City Council. The organisation’s aim is to make Sheffield a place where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Cohesion Sheffield achieves its aims through helping organisations across sectors in Sheffield develop and implement their own cohesion action plans. The network also recruits, trains and supports a team of voluntary cohesion advisors to work with organisations to develop and implement these actions plans. It also holds several events to promote cohesion, such as:

  1. Annual Cohesion Conference Day: In March 2018 Developing City Leaders of Tomorrow conference had 110 attendees from community, voluntary, faith, private and statutory organisations. Attendance at the conference inspired and empowered individuals and organisations to carry out cohesion work.
  2. May 2018 Live Art: A Seat at the Table-Afternoon Tea the Sheffield Way held in one of their partner organisation Museums Sheffield’s main gallery spaces. There were over 40 attendees from over 10 cultures between the ages of 8 – 80, seated at hosted tables with ‘story snacks’ and global food snacks.
  3. Cohesion Collaboration Seminar: held in October 2018, this event was attended by over 30 people representing the organisations signed up to a Cohesion Action Plan. They built their networks and formulated cross-organisational collaborations to promote cohesion in the city.

So far Cohesion Sheffield’s work has been funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Sheffield City Council and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime commissioner.