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  • ASOS fashion for wheelchair users

    ASOS  fashion for wheelchair users

    The online fashion giant has been praised for being the first major retailer to sell clothes designed for, and by, a wheelchair user, Chloe Ball-Hopkins who is a Paralympic athlete for Team GB and reporter for BBC Bristol Sport.

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  • Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

    Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

    Deafblind Awareness Week takes place 24-30 June 2018, and this year hundreds of people will be raising awareness across England by taking part in Sense Walks in memory of a man called Roger Mulholland, who was deafblind.

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  • Unleash your Creativity with The Foodhall Open Journal

    Unleash your Creativity with The Foodhall Open Journal

    The Foodhall uses surplus food from local traders to serve hot meals to all on a ‘put-something-in’t-pot’ donation basis.If you’re feeling creative their journal would love to receive your articles, photographs, drawings, poetry, and recipes

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  • Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    ‘Shine Out on Saturdays’ is a performing arts project from Sheffield Mencap for young people aged 10-18 with learning disabilities and/or autism, using drama, dance and art as a tool to develop self-confidence and social skills. The project runs fortnightly on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm and costs £3 per session. 

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  • Experiences of Mental Health Support in the Community Report

    Experiences of Mental Health Support in the Community Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield have published their latest report detailing their review of people’s experiences of mental health support in the community and making five recommendations for local commissioners and providers of mental health services.

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  • Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

    Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

    Read June’s edition of ‘The Teacake’, Opportunity Sheffield’s new newsletter featuring a round up of information on employment-related activity in Sheffield, typically services, projects, training courses, jobs fairs and vacancies.

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  • #MyGPandMe Campaign for People with Learning Disabilities or Autism

    #MyGPandMe  Campaign for People with Learning Disabilities or Autism

    This campaign by the charity Dimensions aims to make doctors’ surgeries more accessible for people with learning disabilities or autism following their research showing that almost a third of people with learning disabilities or autism feel less likely to be treated with care and concern at the doctors, and two thirds said their GP did not make reasonable adjustments for them.

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  • Digital Security Guide and Animation

    Digital Security Guide and Animation

    We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

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  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service are looking for people to join their Critical Friends Network

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service are looking for people to join their Critical Friends Network

    If you’ve had some contact with the ambulance service within the last three years and would like to help develop and improve their services, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service would like to hear from you.

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  • DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    The Department for Work and Pensions has published an Easy Read version of the government’s reply to the House of Commons Committee of MPs who have been looking into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are assessed. Documents written in an Easy Read format are written in a way that makes them more accessible to people with learning disabilities.

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