Health & Wellbeing

Reducing health inequalities for the people of Sheffield, creating happy and healthy communities.

Fans FC

Fans FC is a programme designed to support those diagnosed with, affected by, or to help prevent, cancer. In partnership with the Premier League Charitable Fund and Weston Park Cancer Charity our Fans FC programme aims to provide FREE mental and physical support to those that need it.


COVID-19 Care Package Initiative

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Health & Wellbeing team reached out across South Yorkshire with our Care Packages as part of Fans FC. The Care Packages are for anyone that may be feeling isolated or frustrated at not being able to do their normal day to day activities. Our care packages are made up of essential items such as hand sanitiser, face masks, books and puzzles. They even come with a Sheffield United Community Foundation bag and pen!


For more information about Fans FC, please click here, contact or call Josh Blunkett on 07949375726. If you would like to get involved in our programme please fill in our registration form here. Alternatively, If you are an organisation that represents vulnerable groups and would like to refer these to the Fans FC project, please contact the Health and Wellbeing team:


See the Fans FC Online and Face-to-face timetable below.

Ending Forever Isolation

In partnership with Cadbury, Aviva Community Fund and Home Instead the Ending Forever Isolation programme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation for people over 65 in Sheffield. Starting from 19th July, the programme will consist of a weekly catch up every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2.30pm at the Blades Family Hub. Participants can come along for a cup of tea, a chat with friends and try new and fun activities.


If you would like to join our programme, please sign up here. If you would like more information please contact

Mental Health Support

In partnership with Sheffield Flourish, Brunsmeer Awareness, Door 43, Sheffield Mind, Strong Minds Together and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, we have three mental health football sessions up and running to help men, women and young people with their mental health issues.

The sessions are free and available to those that have mild to moderate mental health issues or that may be feeling low.

See our session timetable here. If you would like to join our programme, please sign up here. If you would like more information please contact

Walking Football

Walking Football is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports for the over 50s. We run weekly sessions in partnership with Sheffield International Venues and Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA. Although originally designed for the over 50s, the Foundation welcomes anyone who would like to use this form of the beautiful game to; help get healthy, revive those bygone footballing glory days or just socialise with similar like-minded people!


Costing £5 per session, when block booked for 12 weeks, walking football is a fantastic way to get healthier whilst playing football.


For more information about Walking Football please contact:

To get involved, please fill in our form here and one of our team will be in touch.