We have two Parish nurses: Michaela is employed for three days per week and Marjorie volunteers for 4 hours per week. They are both registered nurses with over 35 years of nursing experience working in hospitals, schools, GP surgeries, forensics, occupational health and teaching. They are bound by the NMC Code of Conduct and will not pressurise anyone to change their religion or be involved with church. They receive independent supervision and support from Parish Nursing Ministries UK and a charity leader within the city.

Our VISION

Our Parish Nursing service aims to reach out to promote the health of body, mind and soul of our diverse community.

Our MISSION

is to offer a listening service with crisis support and to create sanctuary, space and time for people; to provide information and health education, and to signpost to appropriate services and offer spiritual care to those of any or no faith. 

METHOD of DELIVERY

We provide the following:

  • Health advice and support in the Moor Market by running a drop-in service, offering health assessments and guidance on how to get help. This would include measurement of height, weight and blood pressure, health promotion, 1:1 or group discussions relating to health concerns and signposting to health services, websites and support groups.

  • A drop-in service at St Matthew’s Church to provide sanctuary space for marginalised people in the community.

  • An outreach service in the community offering, prayer or a listening ear for those who are marginalised, and where appropriate, we will offer spiritual support by signposting to services, resources and activities.

  • Mental health support, offering time to discuss and assess mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, grief and trauma, and will signpost to appropriate websites, health services, groups and resources

WHY is the Parish Nursing Service needed?

Our parish is in the top 7% of deprivation in the country (2018). The Marmot Review entitled “Fair society, Healthy lives” (2010) states that those living in the poorest areas die on average 7 years earlier and spend an average of 17 years living with a disability than those living in areas that are more prosperous. The key factor in implementing change is encouraging people to take control of their own lives. Health assessments, sharing of information and sign posting seeks to empower those in the parish to make positive health choices.

THANK YOU

We wouldn’t be able to offer this service without the generous help of personal donors and larger charitable trusts such as:

  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • The Number One Trust
  • Sheffield Town Trust
  • Sheffield Church Burgesses
  • The Diocese of Sheffield
  • Harry Bottom Charitable Foundation
  • St Agatha’s Trust

Can you support this project?

Please commit to giving just £5 a month to supporting the nurses in their vital ministry.

You can download a standing order form here