Welcome to Burton Street Foundation
From the 1st March 2021 Burton Street Foundation will proceed in a phased reopening.
Managers are in the process of contacting all clients to discuss agreeable dates to return, but it is likely that some will be offered a date, prior to others as we need to do this in a planned way in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Burton Street took the decision to suspend services for most clients in early January as there was significant concern about the spread of coronavirus in the community over the winter months, growing concern of new variants of Covid-19 and case rates in Sheffield, as well as nationally were very high. Since then, a few significant things have changed:
- Case rates in Sheffield have reduced, largely due to the most recent lockdown measures from January 2021.
- All staff have been offered the vaccination, and we are pleased to report very high take up figures.
- Many clients have already received their first vaccination. As of Friday the number of clients that had received their first vaccination was 94. Client Connect are getting more confirmations all the time of additional clients having had the vaccination, so this figure is expected to rise daily over the next couple of weeks.
- It has now been confirmed that the staff of all Sheffield day service providers will have access to weekly PCR Covid-19 testing. This will assist us in identifying cases of the virus, whether or not people are displaying symptoms.
These things, combined with all other measures introduced last summer to ensure we are ‘Covid secure’ have given us the confidence that we will be able to deliver services again for our clients in a safe manner. The now familiar measures will still be in place, such as temperature testing of staff and clients on arrival, focus on regular hand washing and hand sanitising and well as an increase in cleaning across all areas, social distancing of 2m wherever possible, all staff wearing surgical grade face masks at all times and appropriate PPE where necessary, consistent groupings of clients and staff, and most staff being restricted to a single building.
All staff and regular volunteers will be asked to do the weekly tests, these will act as an additional infection control measure to keep everyone as safe as possible, vulnerable clients as well as staff.
We want to thank everyone involved in our community for being so supportive and understanding, we can’t wait to have people back but until then, keep safe and well.
We support up to 250 clients a week, across a variety of departments to aid in learning and development.
We are a multi-purpose site, many businesses call us home, we offer on site workplace training, and host countless conferences and events each year.
- 250g Self Raising Flour
- 1tsp of Bicarbonate of soda
- 150g Chocolate chips/chocolate chunks (can be any chocolate)
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 2 Eggs lightly beaten
- 150ml Natural Yoghurt
- 100g Unsalted Butter (softened)
- Preheat the oven to 200C or gas 6
- Sift flour, bicarb into a large bowl, then add chocolate chips and sugar
- Add two lightly beaten eggs, natural yoghurt and butter, mix until combined.
It doesn't matter if your mixture is lumpy. Do not oven mix as this will make muffins tough.
- Fill 12 muffin cases
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden
Can be stored for 3 days in an airtight container
400 g Milk Chocolate
125 g Golden Syrup
125 g Unsalted Butter
150 g Digestives
150 g Mini Marshmallows
300 g Mint Aero
75 g White Chocolate
Green Food Colouring
Extra Mint Aero
Monday 1st March
Savoury muffins with cheese and sweetcorn
250g Self Raising flour
1tsp baking Powder
1 tsp salt
200g grated cheese
160g tinned sweetcorn drained
25g chives chopped finely
2 eggs beaten
100 ml sunflower or vegetable oil
250ml milk semi or whole
1 tablespoon oil for brushing
Preheat oven to 200C
Brush inside of muffin tin
Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl
Mix all wet ingredients in a jug or bowl
Put wet mixture into dry mixture and mix till combined
Put into muffin tray
This zoom session runs on Friday's from 11am-12pm. To access the Zoom session click here.
Items to Have in Stock
Scissors • Paint brushes (ideally at least 3, thick, medium and fine) • A brush for glue • A pot for water • A pot for glue • Something to protect your table • An apron or old clothes to wear • A paint pallet • Pencil, rubber and sharpener
PVA glue • Glue stick • Masking tape • Tin foil • Tissue paper (white and a variety of colours) • White paper • Felt tip pens • Poster paint (the ones in bottles) red, blue, yellow, white and black
Other Things Handy to Have
Old newspaper • kitchen roll • Card (old cardboard boxes and/or cereal boxes are good)
Friday 19th February
A Marionette Puppet
- 2 loo roll and 1 kitchen roll/3 loo roll tubes (these can be disinfected by microwaving for 10 secs)
- Chunky wool (if you only have normal wool use that, but you will also need some long strips of paper)
- Tin foil
- Kitchen roll
- PVA glue
- Fishing line/cotton
- Plant support poles or 2 chopsticks that you don’t mind not having back.
- Googly eyes if you have them or some white paper to draw eyes on
- Glue stick
- Black felt tip
- Brush for glue
- Thin white card or cereal box card and white paper (Click here to print the attached picture on to the card or paper)
- Paint, brush and water
- A straw/ thin garden pole
- Optional glitter, sequins and feathers for decoration
This session is designed to be a low-key relaxing session for all and any clients who are interested in joining. The aim is for us all to experience and learn some techniques which help us relax and feel good at home.
We generally start with a brief chat and a song, followed by some gentle but energising warm ups. We then slow down and spend a longer period of time with our microphones muted, listening to relaxing music and doing some breathing exercises together, and then enjoy a guided Peace Out meditation. This is an opportunity for all clients to listen to peaceful and relaxing sounds and experience some stillness and calm.
We advise preparing for this session simply by having to hand any pillows or blankets you may wish to use during the relaxing second half of the session, as people may wish to lay down for this. However, everyone is free to enjoy this session in whatever way works for them!
The session is intended to offer something for everyone, whether they prefer simply listening to familiar voices and relaxing music, or doing gentle movements alongside this which can help our bodies feel good.
This session runs on Thursday's at 11am. Click here to access
Come join us for burton street bingo!
This consists of different categories of bingo picture cards, with a great range of themes! There will be loads of fun and laughter.
Educational and fun!
And of course at the end of each game we will party for our Queen or King of bingo!
Fridays from 1.30-2.30. Click here to access
Join us as the Burton Street musicians sing some of our favourite songs. Feel the rhythm and add your own voice to the music in this interactive singalong experience.
Tuesdays at 11am, click here to access.
One of Burton Street’s favourite characters, Bob, is going to be reading stories with his friendly dog every Wednesday. So please join us, grab a nice warm drink, are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin!
You can find the link to this new session that will run on Wednesday's at 11am. Click here to access
The Magic Pen is a group where we have a friendly chat and talk about different topics. We create poems and stories together and have fun with words. You don't need to write anything if you don't want to, and you are very welcome to bring along anything you have written to share with the group.
To access this session that runs on Friday's at 11am. Click here
Billy is at it again! Join silly Billy in a series of adventures in which nothing ever goes to plan but always ends in a dance party!
You can find the link to this new session that will run on Friday's at 1pm. Click here to access
Do you like to dance? Do you like Puppets? Well you’ll like this!
You can find the link to this new session that will run on Thursday's at 1pm. Click here to access
See your friends shake their stuff on your computer screens and listen to some of your favourite songs whilst dancing your socks off!
This session runs Wednesday's at 1.30pm. Click here to access
A group based learning session that explores creative writing, group discussion and reflection it runs on Mondays at 11am. Click here to access
We have an onsite cafe, which is now our Takeaway Shop; open 9.30am-3.30pm Monday-Friday. Serving a full hot lunch menu, cooked by our fabulous chefs Deborah and Steve, and staffed by volunteers, why not pop in to takeaway a snack, coffee or a speciality main menu that changes every day!