“I look forward to the coffee morning at the library every week – I get such a warm welcome from all the staff and volunteers”

“Volunteering at the library gives me purpose for life and I feel like I am giving something back to the community”

“I enjoy swimming with people I meet every week and feel that it is doing me good socially and in my wellbeing”

“I had no idea I could do lessons in my community that can lead to getting some qualifications. I would recommend Reach to anyone, the staff and teachers are really nice.”


Reach South Sheffield is a registered charity based in Gleadless Valley, 2-3 miles south east of Sheffield city centre.

We aim to be an active champion for the social, environmental and economic regeneration of south Sheffield. In practice, we work primarily with people living in the communities of Gleadless Valley, Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe, supporting them to build confidence and resilience, so they can make positive changes for themselves, their families and their communities. However, our work extends to other areas, including Greenhill and Woodseats.

People living in our communities face significant barriers to gaining qualifications and training, securing employment and living a lifestyle that supports physical and mental wellbeing. We work with people to overcome these inequalities, providing support to find and apply for work, gain new skills and improve their lifestyle and health.

Reach would not be able to support the local community to make positive life changes without the significant contribution of our volunteers, who help deliver a range of wellbeing activities and enable us to run a much-needed community library.