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Reading to your baby – Best Start Communities Count Too – Blog

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby, they may not understand the words at first, but they will love the sound of your voice nonetheless! In fact, being read to from an early age provides an amazing basis for the development of communication, relationships and language. Throughout their first year, infants [...]

By | 30 October 2019|Children & Young People|0 Comments

Age Friendly Sheffield Lifetime Achiever

Diana - Age Friendly Sheffield Lifetime Achiever.  At the first-ever awards to recognise individuals, businesses and community groups who make Sheffield a great place to grow old. A huge congratulations to Diana Booth for winning the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Held at an Awards Ceremony at St Mary’s Church on Friday 18 October 2019. Diana, now [...]

By | 18 October 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Intergenerational Activities

People are living longer than ever  This is great news for us as individuals but, in an increasingly mobile society, it also creates a challenge as generations of families don’t always live in the same community; so how can we keep our youngest and oldest residents connected? One solution is ‘Intergenerational Care’. Developed in Japan [...]

By | 22 August 2019|Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Just do something and be active! – Move More

It' important just do something and be active! Last year I signed up as an Move More Ambassador as I wanted to support other people to move more!  In my youth I avoided sport at school like the plague.  Though about 6 years ago I worked out that doing physical activity was good for me! [...]

By | 9 August 2019|Fitness & Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Book launch success in the first of a series of six books.

At the book launch of “Matthew lines things up", Manor and Castle Development Trust was proud to launch it as the first in a series of six books. Matthew Stroud pictured signing the book "Matthew lines things up" In attendance at Sunshine Pre-School, Woodthorpe Children's Centre, yesturday evening.  Matthew Stroud who is now [...]

By | 21 June 2019|Children & Young People, Event, News|0 Comments

MCDT are proud to present the first book in a series of six children’s books!

MCDT are proud to present 'Matthew lines things up' the first book in a series of six aimed at helping parents and Early Years Educators become familiar with patterns in children’s play. These patterns, called “schemas“ are a window into how children are making sense of their world. The book was inspired by children we [...]

By | 5 June 2019|Children & Young People, Event|0 Comments

It’s Blooming Marvellous – The Community Garden Project

After a great 2018 in the community garden with a bumper crop of homegrown tomatoes to a giant pumpkin.   That saw the group create amazing pieces of metal artwork that took pride of place in the community garden and even got displayed in the Millennium Gallery. 2019 will be another fantastic year for the [...]

By | 1 March 2019|Health & Wellbeing, News, Social Group|0 Comments

What Changed for me?

What changed for me around March 2018 after going to the doctors about my weight as my back and knees started to feel the strain, as well as the daily mental struggle to even look at myself in the mirror.  Something had to give! I started Kellyanne’s classes and I’ve never looked back!   The [...]

By | 27 February 2019|Fitness & Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Community Fund Success – Best Start Community Counts too.

The Best Start team is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Lottery Community Fund grant of £346,000 for their new project, Best Start Communities Count too (BSCCtoo) which will run until 2022. The 3 year project aims to alleviate some of the key challenges faced by families living in our area by [...]

By | 25 February 2019|Children & Young People, News|0 Comments

Share with others and Be Cancer SAFE

More people in our region are diagnosed with cancer than the England average and we know that catching cancers at an earlier stage greatly increases the chance of survival.  The aim of Be Cancer SAFE is  to make sure everyone is aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, know what screening is available to [...]

By | 25 February 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Support|0 Comments