Roshni Self-Directed Support Services

Roshni is on the Sheffield City Council Framework Agreement for the provision of Befriending Support for women with significant physical or mental health needs. We are currently supporting a number of women across the city, who have been allocated a personal budget, and who need one to one support to help them to come out of their home and to engage with the wider community.

Personalised services provide an opportunity for individuals within BME communities to receive services specific to their needs. This can mean that individuals with budgets can choose services where their cultural, religious and linguistic needs are met. Roshni has started to provide Self Directed Support Services through the Sheffield City Council Framework Agreement.

Roshni can help people who are eligible for social care support by:

  • Befriending support in the home to help alleviate loneliness and isolation
  • Support with getting out and about to help with engaging with groups and activities across the city
  • Help with access to weekly activities, monthly group sessions and one off events and day trips
  • Help with independent living by assisting with the employment of a personal advisor (PA) who can help with shopping, escorting, paying bills, attending appointments etc.
  • Help support individuals who are seeking Employment, Training and Volunteering opportunities
  • Home visiting/Advocacy service for vulnerable women in need of practical and emotional support

Please contact the Roshni Centre for a comprehensive list of our Self Directed Support Services.

People Keeping Well

People Keeping Well in their Community is strand 1 of Sheffield’s Better Care Fund and is focused on community based prevention activity that can help to prevent and delay people needing to access health and social care services. Roshni is part of the Sheaf Valley Consortium and over the past year we have been providing emotional and wellbeing support to local women in the area to reduce stigma around mental health and advocate on their behalf. We have also recruited two volunteer health champions to work with us to look into reducing inequalities in health by encouraging the take up of physical activity, cervical and breast screening and health check services.

Day trips and activities

Roshni day trips are always very popular, and a much needed opportunity for women to take time out to engage with others in enjoyable activities that improve their wellbeing. Over the past year we have been on shopping trips to famous Asian shopping areas in Birmingham and Green Street. We have also taken women and children in the summer holidays to the seaside, and this year we visited both Bridlington and Cleethorpes. We also took the opportunity this year to visit local sites of natural beauty, and with support from the Peak Wise Project we took groups of women on two separate visits to Longshaw Estate in the Peak District.