What We Do

In light of the new restrictions Shipshape is still operating as a Community Hub and a Foodbank during Covid-19. If you need help, support or someone to chat to please reach out to us.


ShipShape run free and low cost group and one-to-one sessions,  at our welcoming Centre and in outreach venues in the city, to tackle health inequalities and  support people's health and wellbeing.  We work with a wide range of partner agencies.   Sessions include:  a one-to-one Health Trainer service, a Counselling Service, chronic pain support,  healthy cooking and eating sessions,  exercise sessions,  a carers' support group, family sessions on what to do when your child is unwell, diabetes management sessions, social sessions e.g. a men's group, Breakfast Club and a craft group.  We run health trainer drop-in sessions in various venues around the city.  Trips and events at ShipShape are also popular e.g. special summer, Eid and Christmas events.

Who We Are

Although our vision and mission have remained constant, we have expanded over the years in size and scope.  ShipShape began as a project from Sharrow Community Forum in 2006, based on London Road and run by two part-time volunteers. We have grown into an independent organisation based in larger, welcoming  premises on Sharrow Lane and run by a team of 10 experienced and trained staff and 7 supervised and trained volunteers. We moved premises in 2012 and became an independent Workers' Cooperative and Limited Company in 2015.  We are grateful to all our funders for their support.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is for Sheffield to be a city where all residents lead physically, mentally and emotionally fulfilling and healthy lives.

Our mission is to reduce health inequalities in the city by empowering individuals and communities to feel able to take control of their own health and wellbeing.

Our Funders

Big Lottery Fund

The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

Cycling UK

Healthwatch Sheffield

Sheffield City Council 

Sheffield Futures

Sheffield International Venues (SIV)

South Yorkshire Sport (Mums Team Bursary)

Sport England

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

University of Sheffield

Waitrose, Eccleshall Road, Sheffield