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Summary of Achievements 2015

The launch of the Our Fair City Campaign - this work follows on from the Fairness Commission and is the first in the country.  A website has been developed along with a social media campaign.  Fairness Champions have been recruited, priorities agreed and events held.

Sheffield Fair Employer Charter - another first!  Led and developed by the private sector the Charter was launched on 22nd January 2016.

A National Fairness Conference for held on Tuesday 8th March 2016.

The Launch of Sheffield Money - advice and affordable loans (FCA approved).

Support for Development of the Sheffield Poverty Strategy

Smart Sheffield - city wide advisory group established and support for Sheffield Smart Lab

Recognising and Valuing Female Talent - leadership group established - annual events and partnership working.  Report produced outlining how women will not benefit from economic growth unless gender specifically addressed by the LEP Growth Plan. 

100 Resilient Neighbourhoods - work undertaken in 2015-15 on a whole city approach to resilient neighbourhoods.  Big Lottery and Young Foundation are interested in building alliances. 

Sheffield Thriving VCF Leadership Group - SCPB group focused on understanding what is happening in the third sector.

Sheffield Freedom City Initiative - Sheffield will become the first Freedom City.  Currently focussed on developing a proposal and project plan to implement in 2016.

State of Sheffield Reports and Events

Talking, Networking and Thinking - SCPB discussion papers written and published on-line.  Events: Inclusive Economic Growth, Citizen Led Design, State of Sheffield follow on, Sheffield Money, Fairness Champions, Collaborative Leadership

SCPB Sessions developing thinking on - Collaborative Leadership, Devolution, Public Service Reform, Reducing Inequality and The Economy

Academic Work - teaching inputs with University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Nottingham and Birmingham Universities.  Sharon Squires (former Director) was part of the N8 Research Group.  Sharon also undertook a Crook Fellowship with the Crick Centre on Urban Leadership and Governance in the Era of Devolution.