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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Our very own Sheffield Voices learning disability group has launched a new fundraising Christmas card ( see picture ) featuring a festive drawing by members of the group with the message: ‘A time for happiness, time for friendship, a time for loved ones. Happy Christmas for all.” Very festive !

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  • Celebrate with Us

    Celebrate with Us

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Disability Sheffield’s Celebration Event at the Virgin Lounge on Thursday 6th December from 4 – 6pm, marking 10 years of our advocacy and information service. Over the years, our service has supported disabled people living in Sheffield by providing information and advocacy support on a range of issues, enabling them to live their own lives.

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  • Rock'n'roll Rotary Fundraising Evening

    Rock'n'roll Rotary Fundraising Evening

    Fancy an evening of rock’n‘roll to help raise money for charities including Disability Sheffield? We are very grateful to again be named as a beneficiary at Taptonfest, a fundraising evening of rock’n‘roll music including a pie and pea supper at Tapton Hall on Saturday November 17, from 6.30-11pm, organised by The Rotary Club Of Sheffield Vulcan.

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  • Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    The new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England need people who have lived experience in relation to social work to help them to develop their organisation and challenge them to achieve their ambition of being an open, honest, transparent and fair regulator. You can be involved from the start in setting up their Expert by Experience Advisory Group helping to shape and design how the group will work, its roles and responsibilities and frequency of meetings. If you’d like to take part please come along to the first meeting on Monday 22 October

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  • Pride in Sheffield

    Pride in Sheffield

    There is a new Pride committee elected by the community to deliver Pride in 2019 for the community in Sheffield. The Pride committee is setting up an ‘action group’ that will look at making Pride the most accessible and inclusive yet. To this end they are recruiting disabled people from the LGBT + community to be part of the action group.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is on Tuesday 25 September 2018 from 2-4pm at The Circle. The Hub is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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  • Being a Good Employer Training Modules

    Being a Good Employer Training Modules

    Do you employ your own Personal Assistants or Carers but want more skills and knowledge to boost your confidence as an employer? Or are you looking to hire them but don’t know where to start? Then our free courses are for you! Our training on ‘Being a Good Employer’ for individual employers is split into three modules. You can attend all three or any you feel necessary for yourself. The first module on Advertising and Recruiting takes place on Monday 24 September.

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  • Have Your Say on the Future of Adult Social Care in Sheffield

    Have Your Say  on the Future of Adult Social Care in Sheffield

    In June a number of Sheffield residents and representatives of disabled people’s organisations joined together with the Disability Hub and Disability Sheffield to discuss the difficulties they faced around social care.Because of the delay, including the release of the Government Green paper on long term funding for social care for those above retirement age, the Local Government Association (LGA) is taking a stand and seeking feedback via consultation on all adult social care.At the same time, we would be grateful if participants would please respond to our own consultation and help us identify more readily some of the issues facing disabled people and others here in Sheffield.

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  • Shop with Amazon Smile and Support Disability Sheffield

    Shop with Amazon Smile and Support Disability Sheffield

    This new service from Amazon is making us smile to think you could nominate Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity to receive 0.5% of the price of your purchase, at no cost to you. We’d be so grateful for your support !

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  • Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council.

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