Moments of Joy

What is Moments of Joy?

The transformative power of art and culture is in our DNA. Our founder, John Belcher, was so inspired by the BBC drama ‘Cathy Come Home‘ that he set up the then named Sheffield Family Association to support young homeless families.

Over fifty years later we are still committed to these principles; We want to give our customers the opportunity to learn, grow and flourish through creative arts. For us, happiness is as much a part of the life we want for people as a roof over their heads.

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Our latest round of projects has see us working alongside two local arts organisations, darts in Doncaster, and Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield, to deliver creative sessions in arts, dance and music.

Thanks to funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation we’ve been able to extend the project and offer sessions to 50 of our most vulnerable customers.


We’re really excited to be working with darts (Doncaster Community Arts) in Doncaster. They have over 25 years of experience working with socially excluded people.

Our dance and music programmes have been co-designed alongside young people from across the Doncaster area who have been referred by our Doncaster Social Prescribing service.


Yorkshire Artspace is a centre of excellence for over 150 local artists. They’ve been involved in engagement, education and outreach activities using visual arts and crafts for over 20 years.

We worked with them to co-produce a high quality crafts workshop with customers from our mental health services across Sheffield.

What we’ve been up to

So far our sessions have gone down a treat with customers. Our projects at darts and Yorkshire Artspace have been really well attended and as you can see from the pictures below, everyone has had a great time!

How can I get involved?

We’ve now finished our sessions at Yorkshire Artspace, but our sessions at darts are still ongoing.

If you think you or someone you know would like to attend, please get in touch (or just turn up!)

To find out more about the project, give us a call on 0114 2702 545 or drop us an email.

Our past projects

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Open Cinema Cardboard Citizens Grow Maltby
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Community Journalists Social Housing Arts Network Browning Court: Grow With Us

You can watch this short film to find out more about some of our previous Moments of Joy projects.