Information Link shop closes

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A Sheffield city centre information service has closed its doors for the last time after 24 years of providing help and advice to 90,000 Sheffield families.

The closure of Sheffield Information Link’s drop-in Information Shop on Leopold Street comes as Sheffield City Council looks to make savings in its budget. Sheffield Information Link (SIL) is funded by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

SIL chief executive Sharron Baroudi said: “We have been delivering the drop-in service in Sheffield for 24 years and in that time we have helped over 90,000 families and responded to over 250,000 inquiries.

“We are being told that frontline services won’t be cut but how much more frontline could you get?”

SIL currently handles nearly 15,000 inquiries each year, helping almost 4,500 families. Anyone wanting to get in touch with SIL should call 0114 249 6377 or visit the website