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  • BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    British Sign Language users now have their own way of making urgent medical calls to the NHS 111 service. Using the webcam on a computer or the InterpreterNow app on a tablet or smartphone you can now make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them.

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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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  • 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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  • British Sign Language Week : Mythbusters and Alphabet

    British Sign Language Week : Mythbusters and Alphabet

    British Sign Language (BSL) week celebrated this month what the British Deaf Association calls the nation’s ‘fourth indigenous language’,raised awareness of the United Kingdom’s Deaf community and provided a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture.

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  • Could you be a member of Sheffield’s Independent Advisory Group on policing?

    Could you be a member of Sheffield’s Independent Advisory Group on policing?

    South Yorkshire Police are recruiting to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which aims to discuss the impacts of policing on different communities and look at ways in which the police can improve the policing service to the diverse communities within Sheffield. SYP has IAGs in all four districts and to become a member of the Sheffield IAG, you must be aged 16 or over, live or work in Sheffield and not be employed within the policing family.

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  • Sheffield Citizens Advice "How We Help People" Launch Event

    Sheffield Citizens Advice

    Hear how Sheffield Citizens Advice can help you, their achievements in 2016 and their plans for 2017 at this event on Tuesday 24 January.

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  • Information and Advice Survey and Mystery Shopping Event

    Information and Advice Survey and Mystery Shopping Event

    Sheffield City Council are reviewing their resources and services and this is your chance to let them know how you want to access information and advice, when you need it . The closing date for the survey is 25 November.

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