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  • Sheffield University Dysarthria Survey

    Sheffield University Dysarthria Survey

    Do you have difficulty with your speech? If so, researchers at The University of Sheffield are seeking the views of people with Dysarthria, a common speech difficulty, focusing on how people with dysarthria communicate emotions.

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  • Sheffield Carers Centre Newsletter and Carers Week

    Sheffield Carers Centre Newsletter and Carers Week

    The Summer 2018 edition of Connect, the Sheffield Carers Centre newsletter has been published and includes the schedule for activities and events for Carers Week, which takes place from 11 – 17 June.

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  • Britain's Got Very Funny Disabled Talent

    Britain's Got Very Funny Disabled Talent

    Disabled comedians claimed the top two places on national television show Britain’s Got Talent. First prize in the 12th series of the ITV contest went to Lost Voice Guy, alias 37-year-old Lee Ridley, who has cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser to perform his act. He is the first comedian to win the show, beating off the challenge from runner-up Robert White, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

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  • National Survey For Individual Employers

    National Survey For Individual Employers

    Disabled people who employ personal assistants or support workers are being asked to take part in a survey by Being The Boss, a national network for individual employers which provides peer support and a coherent voice for them in the wider community. The survey closes on June 29th.

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  • The Stage Is Set For You To Perform In Edinburgh

    The Stage Is Set For You To Perform In Edinburgh

    Ever fancied getting up on stage and talking about your life? The BBC’s disability site Ouch! is offering people the chance to do just that,asking potential writers and performers to send them their stories on the theme of ‘Going Out’ – those voted the best will be given the chance to work with a top comedy script producer and perform it in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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  • Good Sport Sammi's Tips For Success

    Good Sport Sammi's Tips For Success

    Champion wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn is no stranger to facing challenges and has a blog designed to help other disabled people achieve their goals, with tips including doing your research beforehand and staying mentally strong.

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  • Road Safety Call Over Electric Cars

    Road Safety Call Over Electric Cars

    For people with sight loss listening is vital when crossing roads – but the quietness of new electric and hybrid cars could prove to be a problem. The national charity Guide Dogs are calling for action to benefit all pedestrians.

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  • DisabledGo - Sheffield Work Experience Day

    DisabledGo -  Sheffield Work Experience Day

    DisabledGo is inviting you to their Work Experience Day in Sheffield on Wednesday 20th June from 11-3 at the Circle on Wednesday 20th June.

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  • Football Players Needed

    Football Players Needed

    Wisewood Junior Ability Counts FC are currently recruiting players to join the newly formed Ability Counts team, aimed at all abilities.The team play in the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League which is Football Association accredited and is built upon their RESPECT scheme.

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  • Digital Security Guide and Animation

    Digital Security Guide and Animation

    We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

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