Our Welcome Place

As part of the hub of Welcome Places across Sheffield, DWB have our own Welcome Place session on Tuesdays.

DWB Welcoming Places flyer

Every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm, come and join us at Darnall Primary Care Centre! Our friendly volunteers will be on hand for a chat and to provide information about local services and support. They can also help you with getting online safely and providing internet access, if you’d like some help with this.

3 women seated around a table in a meeting room, looking at laptops together
Local people getting digital support at our Welcoming Place session

Our Welcome Places session was visited by Dr Farrell, a local GP, in March 2024 and he was full of praise for the support available:

At the ‘Welcome Places’ session, I spoke with Sofia Gkika, learning huge amounts about the services, activities, and support available for the people of Darnall & Tinsley. Sofia’s breadth of knowledge and experience with the local community means she understands how best to inform and involve local people in things that matter to them – from help with navigating healthcare, housing support, employment support, cost of living support, loneliness, social isolation, mental well-being, youth clubs, physical activity sessions for various groups, homelessness, drug and alcohol support groups etc. Sofia clearly cares about her community, especially those who are vulnerable for whatever reason, and the community are lucky to have her deliver the ‘Welcome Places’ sessions at DPCC.

Dr Farrell, GP

Along with all other Welcome Places in the city, we have pledged to offer:

  • A friendly warm welcome and a smile every time they visit.
  • Equal treatment for all, with dignity and respect.
  • Feeling of safety – we will adhere to our own safeguarding policies, and ensure that all staff and volunteers are briefed on these procedures.
  • Confidentiality – data protection of individuals’ details.
  • A non-judgemental space; whatever the reason individuals have for needing to come in, they will be treated the same and never judged.

There are other Welcome Places around the S9 area – we’ve put together a poster so you can easily find out what’s on and where in our community:

Welcome Places poster
Welcome Places p2