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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.

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  • Changes To Respite Care For Children Consultation

    Changes To Respite Care For Children Consultation

    The Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are planning to make changes to children’s NHS short breaks services (respite care) for children with complex health needs. Their online survey is open until 28 March if you wish to give your views.

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  • End 15 minute Care Calls

    End 15 minute Care Calls

    ‘Flying’ visits continue despite statutory guidance within the Care Act 2014 stating ‘short home-care visits of 15 minutes or less are not appropriate for people who need support with intimate care needs’. See how many people get 15 minute visits in your area and ask Jeremy Hunt to demand more is done.

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  • Accountable Care Organisations: what are they all about?

    Accountable Care Organisations: what are they all about?

    The next Healthwatch Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Forum event is next Thursday 14th September,10-12noon at Voluntary Action Sheffield All representatives of voluntary, community and faith sector groups across Sheffield are all welcome.

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  • TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster

    TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster

    Think Local, Act Personal’s new plain English guide to the most commonly used health and social care words and phrases and what they mean.

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  • Care at Home in Sheffield Survey

    Care at Home in Sheffield Survey

    Healthwatch Sheffield is carrying out a survey of care at home following a recent report from Sheffield City Council called “Independent, Safe and Well”, which shows that people in Sheffield are less happy with their care and support than in the Yorkshire and Humber region and nationally.

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  • Ask your MP to Support Motion against Caps to Care Packages

    Ask your MP to Support Motion against Caps to Care Packages

    The Spinal Injuries Association is asking all disabled people to take a moment to ask their MP to support this motion which is of vital importance to all people who rely on a care and support package.

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  • Cuts to Social Care Leave Older People Fending for Themselves

    Cuts to Social Care Leave Older People Fending for Themselves

    Access to care depends increasingly on what people can afford and where they live, rather than on what they need, claims report published by the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

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  • Give Your Views on the Care and Treatment Review Policy

    Care and Treatment Reviews are for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who are in learning disability and mental health hospitals, and for people at risk of going into one. The NHS are asking individuals, groups and organisations they work with for their comments and opinions. The closing date for feedback is 19 September 2016.

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  • City Wide Care Alarms Consultation

    Sheffield City Council want to hear your thoughts on how they could improve their care alarm service. The consultation is open until 30 September 2016 .

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