The glitterati were out in force for the VAS Make a Difference Awards - held at Cutlers Hall to celebrate the amazing quality and diversity of the work provided by Sheffield’s local voluntary sector. SASS staff and volunteers got our glad rags on and were absolutely thrilled when the announcement was made that we’d won the Excellence in Partnership Working.
The award was in recognition of our mentoring project with Sheffield Health and Social Care and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals – a ground-breaking collaboration that matches SASS peer mentors with patients who have been admitted into hospital due to chronic alcohol use.
This award really recognises the hard work of our ARC volunteers in using their own recovery experience as an asset to engage and motivate people who are struggling to see a way out from their addiction – this award is for you and our wonderful NHS partners.
Sheffield hero Jessica Ennis-Hill showed her support by handing out the awards. Well done to all the other winners, runners-up and organisations who were highly commended for your work #localbutvital. Special mention must also be made for the team at Alzheimer's Society Sheffield, who were the other shortlisted organisation in our category – you guys do amazing work.