Sheffield is such a special place because of all the amazing people, communities, organisations and businesses here, that make us feel at home.

Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ initiative was launched last year and is all about supporting local businesses and communities as life gradually moves forward – whilst remembering the safety and comfort of home.

As we now embark on a new year, things continue to be challenging for everyone but there is hope on the horizon. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share positive stories from across the city, both of the great things happening now and the stuff we can look forward to over coming months, as life becomes a little more normal once again.

Thank you to those who’ve supported Sheffield's Make Yourself at Home initiative so far and if you want to get involved, find out how and help yourself to the toolkit here.

Sheffield Theatres are delighted to be finally bringing shows back to the Lyceum, while the Together Season continues in the Crucible with an exciting programme featuring world and regional premieres, alongside rescheduled performances.

Shopping in a hurry? Then a voucher or gift card for a Sheffield experience might be the answer. Lots of local businesses and city attractions have created online vouchers for when things become a little more normal again. 

If you need an extra incentive to head out for a walk on cold winter days or if you're meeting a friend for a socially distanced catch up, we’ve rounded some suggestions for city strolls you could combine with grabbing a takeout brew.

Here in Sheffield we are all incredibly lucky to be able to easily get to amazing green spaces and the outdoors – which is what has given us the nickname ‘The Outdoor City’.

Lots of Sheffield’s indie retailers have been working really hard to make sure you can shop their unique wares from the comfort of your own home.

The thirst for Sheffield beer didn’t disappear when you couldn’t physically buy a pint and lots of businesses have been working hard to keep the good stuff flowing...

Whether it’s ordering your weekly shop or a tasty takeaway, the advantage of using one of these providers is that you’ll be supporting the local economy, while the independents you buy from will likely keep more of their profits too.

The cycle routes are located Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe,Loxley, Rivelin and Redmires. To celebrate the launch of the routes,Trek Sheffield Fox Valley have added their support and are giving a free t-shirt to people who ride all five.

Art at the Heart has been created by four Ignite Imaginations artists, who have each worked within their community to create an art installation, taking inspiration from the stories people have shared with them.

We wanted to celebrate and remember all that is special about our city in the culture and arts sector so let's give some love to the people and organisations who give us those amazing experiences to remember.

Whether you're an independent business, community group, or work for a larger organisation- we’d really like you to be part of 'Make Yourself At Home'-  find out how you can get involved and download the FREE toolkit.