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  • Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    In 2017, Healthwatch Sheffield launched #SpeakUp Small Grants aimed at local not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community groups, to enable them to run projects that help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield. DAWS Community Gym held an ‘Ampu Tea & Chat’ session to obtain feedback from service users at Northern General Hospital’s Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre.

  • Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    The Friendly Resource Company together with people with learning disabilities and people with autism, with the support of a grant from Awards for All, have developed a workbook including a quiz and videos about the life risks people take every day ,helping people to consider how best to lessen these risks and keep as safe as possible.

  • Are you the next Best Home Cook ?

    Are you the next Best Home Cook ?

    Britain’s Best Home Cook, a BBC1 show that features queen of home cooking Mary Berry, produce expert Chris Bavin, top chef Dan Doherty and presenter Claudia Winkleman is looking for disabled contestants to take part in the forthcoming series.

  • Shaw Trust reveal Britain's 100 most influential disabled people for 2018

    Shaw Trust reveal Britain's 100 most influential disabled people for 2018

    Every year Shaw Trust publish their Power 100 list, a celebration of the 100 most influential and inspirational disabled people in Britain. Shaw Trust’s work with the power 100 list aims to change perceptions of disability, tackle social exclusion and provide role models for the young and talented leaders of tomorrow.The honour of Britain’s most influential disabled person of 2018 goes to TV presenter Alex Brooker (pictured.)

  • Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people. However, it can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups of people, including disabled people and people with a long term health condition. As we approach Winter, the NHS have published helpful details on “who should have a flu vaccine” and who is eligible for the free vaccination, including carers.

  • Autism Dialogue Conference 2018

    Autism Dialogue Conference 2018

    Places are limited to book for this full day conference on 14 December at the Quaker Meeting House, which will bring together autistic people, autism researchers, practitioners, clinicians, families and supporters from around the UK.Unemployed and Disabled people attending are eligible to a 20% discount by entering the discount code: CONCESSION20 when purchasing tickets (click the blue @Enter Promotional Code’ text).

  • Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Sheffield City Council has launched a new information sheet designed to help people find out and apply for Universal Credit, which is being rolled out across the city from next month for new claimants and anyone reporting a change in their circumstances. The controversial benefit, which only affects working age people, will eventually replace six existing benefits – Housing Benefit, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Income Support.

  • CHC Service Improvement Participation Register

    CHC Service Improvement Participation Register

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group is offering individuals and families who are in receipt of Continuing Healthcare services the opportunity to help set up and be involved in a Service Improvement Participation Register. They are currently recruiting people in receipt of CHC fully funded services and are keen to involve people in receipt of joint packages of care.

  • Lack Of Action On Rights Disappoints EHRC

    Lack Of Action On Rights Disappoints EHRC

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has said it is ‘disappointed’ by the UK Government’s failure to improve disability rights following damning assessments from the United Nations. A report by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gave details of the Government’s failures to protect disabled people‚Äôs rights across many areas of life in the UK in August 2017. They were asked to report back on progress on a number of areas one year on.

  • Proposed Changes to the Short Break Grant and SNIPS Clubs

    Proposed Changes to the Short Break Grant and SNIPS Clubs

    Sheffield City Council has made alterations to their Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities scheme and their Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Services (SNIPS). Following consultations there will be additional eligibility criteria to qualify for a short break and SNIPS will see the introduction of a parent/carer contribution and an income based assessment for some users.

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