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  • Survey On Personal Health Budgets

    Survey On Personal Health Budgets

    If you receive a personal health budget or integrated personal budget, NHS England is seeking your views in what they hope will become an annual survey. There’s also an opportunity to celebrate your PHB story at an event in London on 9 May.

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  • Call For New Members of Health Advisory Group

    Call For New Members of Health Advisory Group

    Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all Sheffield citizens? Healthwatch Sheffield is looking for volunteers to become members of their new strategic advisory group, particularly people who identify or have worked with communities whose voices are not always heard. This includes disabled people, especially if you have experience of health and/or social care as a service user or carer.

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  • 'Our Country's Good' - Disability Friendly Theatre comes to Sheffield

    'Our Country's Good' - Disability Friendly Theatre comes to Sheffield

    This innovative touring production in Sheffield from 12th May – 19th May, has been produced with Ramps on the Moon, an organisation working towards the inclusion and integration of Deaf and disabled individuals in the UK theatre. It features creative use of audio description, signing and captions.

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  • State of Sheffield 2018 Report

    State of Sheffield 2018 Report

    If you ever wanted to know what state Sheffield is in – and we don’t meant South Yorkshire! – this latest report, commissioned by the Sheffield City Partnership, looks at how Sheffield is changing over time and how we compare with other major cities in the UK. This year, it covers 5 key areas, which relate to the Board’s work on building a sustainable and inclusive economy.

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  • PIP Assessments To Be Recorded

    PIP Assessments To Be Recorded

    Following a report by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, the government intends to make recording the PIP assessment a standard part of the process and is exploring potential options to test the recording of assessments, including video recording.

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  • Consultation on Extending the legal 'Right to Have' a Personal Health Budget

    Consultation on Extending the legal 'Right to Have' a Personal Health Budget

    The government has launched a consultation seeking views on extending the legal rights relating to personal budgets and integrated budgets to more people. The consultation closes on 8th June 2018 .

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  • Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefits disputes

    Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefits disputes

    The extent to which government cuts have deprived disabled people of legal aid in disputes over their benefit payments is revealed in new official figures that show a 99% decline since 2011. As a result disabled people are now in “a weaker position to challenge inaccuracy and poor decision-making within government welfare systems.”

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  • What do you think of the new 'talking buses' in Sheffield?

    What do you think of the new 'talking buses' in Sheffield?

    Five months on from the launch, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive would like your feedback on the new audio-visual displays on the 120 route buses in Sheffield.

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  • The People's Projects - Vote now!

    The People's Projects - Vote now!

    The People’s Project gives you the chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in your local community.Local organisations competing for funding include the ‘Farm Days Dementia project’ at Heeley City Farm, and the LGBT Sheffield project, ‘Out and About.’ You have until midday on Monday April 30th to cast your vote.

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  • Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Disability organisation Scope has teamed up with Virgin Media in a bid to get a million people into work by 2020. Their Support to Work scheme offers online support to disabled jobseekers via telephone, Skype and text. Employment advisers offer advice on employability skills, writing a CV and interview techniques. Your personal adviser will create a 12-week action plan hopefully designed to help you succeed in the jobs market.

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