Isolation and loneliness can be a huge barrier for survivors; by offering survivors a variety of opportunities to engage with the community. Snowdrop has seen drastic improvements in the well-being and confidence of service users and their children. All community activities offer onsite childcare from trained volunteers and transport costs are covered for survivors who live outside of Sheffield or are asylum seekers due to their extremely limited income.
‘I am really happy being part of this group. My kids love it and they have learnt so much here. They have become friends with other kids. They ask me to go to the group because they like the songs and the toys. They do a lot of activities and the time flies.’
Toddler Group client 2016-2017.
What community activities do we run?
Toddler Group offers an opportunity for mothers and their children to bond in a safe and supported environment. Toddler Group consists of free-play, basic English teaching and singing which prepares children for school.
Sewing Class gives survivors the chance to learn the process of designing and creating products from start to finish during weekly sewing classes. This helps to gain confidence, new life-skills and form friendships in the community.
Dance Class Sheffield Dance Society provide weekly dance classes for survivors at Snowdrop. Dance encourages freedom of expression, improved physical and mental health and offers a chance to unwind during stressful weeks.
Seasonal Projects Snowdrop are always looking for new and innovative ways to engage survivors in their community and help them to build up life-skills. In the past we have run a photography group, and a Film Club for survivors and their children.
Cultural Celebrations offer survivors the means to celebrate their religion and culture. We host an annual Christmas party and celebrate Eid as a community which aims to reduce social isolation during holiday seasons and improves mental well-being.