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Living and Working in Rotherham

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is surrounded by attractive countryside, contemporary leisure facilities and extensive retail outlets. Its proximity to an international airport, the M1 and M18 and the high speed capital rail links give it a unique location.

The Rotherham borough has a population of approximately 250,000 and covers approximately 100 square miles. Much of the local historic coal, iron and steel industries are diminished and have been replaced by thriving and vibrant light and service industries. One legacy of its industrial heritage is that the borough is made up of many villages separated by farm and common land.

Rotherham has a number of very pleasant suburbs and the hospital itself is located in attractive leafy urban surroundings approximately two miles from the town centre. Housing in the Rotherham area is competitively priced and offers a wide range of choice, including urban and rural locations. 
 
For more information visit: 
- www.rotherham.gov.uk/towncentre/ 
- www.parkgateshopping.co.uk/ 
- www.placesforpeopleleisure.org/centres/rotherhamleisure-complex/  

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Accommodation for NHS workers

The Trust has secure accommodation for you. Rooms and family homes are available for NHS workers. The Great Places Housing Group offers fully-furnished, on-site, single and double-occupancy homes with shared facilities.

Also included is a cleaning service and the facility for a digital television.

Prices start from as little as:
- £294.74 per calendar month (4 share)
- £394.73 per calendar month (2 share)

- £412.91 per calendar month (2 share double)
- £509.32 per calendar month (Flat)

Rent on flats includes all utility bills and also available is furnished on-site family accommodation which is priced at approximately £590 per calendar month, which includes electricity and water.

For further information visit www.greatplaces.org.uk or please contact:
Verna Wilde
0773 669 3133
verna.wilde@greatplaces.org.uk

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The surrounding area

Sheffield is only six miles away with a fast dual carriageway road link. With its universities, medical and dental schools, the city is now a major national centre for entertainment, leisure, sport and shopping. There are two theatres and the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, which stages major entertainment and sporting events, is only three miles outside Rotherham town centre.

There are superb international standard sporting facilities in the area following Sheffield hosting the World Student Games, including the Ponds Forge Swimming and Leisure Complex. As well as the usual city and local modern shopping complexes, the Meadowhall Shopping Centre midway between Rotherham and Sheffield is one of the largest and most up-to-date shopping arenas in Europe, attracting some 30 million visitors each year. Rotherham is central to a wide and varied range of recreational, leisure and cultural activities.

There is ready access to the Peak District National Park, the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, coastal resorts and many historic cities. Numerous stately homes such as Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick Hall, Harewood House, Belvoir Castle and Castle Howard, which hold their own programme of events, all are within easy travelling distance. The nationally acclaimed Magna Science Adventure Centre draws on Rotherham’s industrial past to provide a spectacular and educational theme park.

On the sporting scene, Rotherham and surrounding areas offer football, rugby union, cricket, golf, ice hockey, fishing, ten-pin bowling and other sports to watch or take part in. The three country parks in Rotherham - Rother Valley, Thrybergh and Ulley - offer watersports such as sailing, scuba and windsurfing, as well as many land-based activities.