'Making Sheffield Fairer' June Champions Update
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June Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'

Once again this month we have a range of opportunities and events which are all Championing different aspects of Fairness across the city...please do get involved and let us know what you've done / are doing so we can spread the word: 
Want to cook for the people of Sheffield while contributing to your community? Food Hall is a City Centre PAYF communal dining facility and Freecycle food network. More info here 
121 Eyre Street / Matilda Street, S1 4QW

Do you want volunteers / additional support?
If you have opportunities that our Fairness Champions could help you with or if you know any organisations that would benefit from some support we can help.
Click here to tell us about the one off / ongoing tasks you have.
People’s financial position, and their ability to respond to unexpected events in their lives, has a huge knock-on effect on physical and mental health, as well as being closely linked to unemployment and debt.
What can we do to make Sheffield a fairer, more financially inclusive city? Panel discussion with Q&A.
Tuesday 20th June | 6:30-8.00pm
Quaker Meeting House | TICKETS FREE


In association with Positive Money

Our current system has delivered a banking crisis, recession, austerity, falling wages, rising government and personal debt, and increasing environmental threats. Simon Duffy (The Centre for Welfare Reform), Natalie Bennett (Green Party) and Adrian Byrne (Positive Money) will put forward and debate changes they want to see in order to create a better, stronger and fairer economy.

Monday 26th June | 7.00 - 9.00pm
Quaker Meeting House | TICKETS FREE

'Fairer' Updates

Please read and share to help champion Fairness

Motion Graphics Collaboration 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

Over the last few months we've been working with Hallam DMP Students on a live project creating short 1-2 minute animated pieces illustrating and explaining the campaign, it's different areas and many of the issues, and projects across the city.
Click to watch. #FairerSheffield

Assumptions about rights in the gig economy are wrong

The category of a self-employed person who carries out their work as part of someone else’s business exists, including those working in the so-called gig economy are still called 'workers'. And they have rights.
Click to read. #FairerWork

Current Basic Income Experiments 

Interest in experimentation with a Universal Basic Income has been progressively increasing in various countries throughout the world. In 2017, some of these pilot studies have now been launched. 
Click to read. #FairerFutures

100s of 'hidden food banks' reveal true scale of poverty

A mapping project undertaken by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan) showed there were more than 2,000 food banks across the country, of which at least 651 are grassroots organisations operating independently of the Trussell Trust, Britain’s biggest food bank provider.
Click to read. #FairerFood

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to facilitate change by example, showing people that through the power of small actions, we really can build a fairer and better city.
To move Sheffield towards being a fairer city, we want ‘Champions’ - people who will commit to doing a specific action or are already doing great work to help and support others.
We are connecting with and searching for projects, initiatives and organisations who are working to Make Sheffield Fairer, so that we can give our Champions one off 'Tasks' or more regular 'Time' based opportunities that they can get involved with.
We also want to hear from all the people already making a difference, sign them up as Champions, showcase what they're doing and start finding ways that we can help them.
Anyone who lives, works, studies or does business in Sheffield can become a Fairness Champion, just click here.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and efforts,

Jonny, the OPUS and Our Fair City Teams
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