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  • Making Visits Matter : Unison Report

    Making Visits Matter : Unison Report

    Read the results of Unison’s survey of 1,000 home care workers showing how they try to do their best within a system that increasingly prioritises “quotas over compassion”.

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  • Clinical Commissioning Group - Giving Voice to Seldom Heard Groups

    Clinical Commissioning Group - Giving Voice to Seldom Heard Groups

    South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has been commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group to give a voice to seldom heard groups across South Yorkshire regarding five NHS provisions:Urgent care; Maternity;Unwell Children;Strokes ;Gastroenterology. Find out how to give your views in various ways.

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  • Your Second Favourite Disability Blog

    Your Second Favourite Disability Blog

    As part of our continuing effort to introduce you to your second favourite disability blog (after ours of course,) we’re taking a look at The Purple Space blog featuring stores about disability confidence at work.

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  • The Agoraphobic Traveller

    The Agoraphobic Traveller

    Meet the artist who photographed the world without leaving home. By taking screenshots of remote places on Google Street View, Jacqui Kenny has amassed over 50K followers on her Instagram account in just a few months and has her own solo exhibition.

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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Sheffield Voices learning disability group has launched a new fundraising Christmas card ( see picture ) featuring a festive drawing by members of the group with the message: ‘A time for happiness, time for friendship, a time for loved ones. Happy Christmas for all.” Very festive!

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  • Employ Me - Here I Am

    Employ Me - Here I Am

    Employ Me is Mencap’s employment programme developed with people with a learning disability and designed to help people with a learning disability to learn new skills and find work. The service is free to anyone unemployed with a learning disability over the age of 18.

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  • Move to Improve - Chair Based Exercise

    Move to Improve - Chair Based Exercise

    Starting 6th November Shipshape invite you to try chair-based, stretching and exercise sessions every Monday from 1 – 2.30pm at the Community Room, Birley Moor Fire Station, Moor Valley, Sheffield, S20 5FA.

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  • Changes Planned for Urgent Primary Care in Sheffield

    Changes Planned for Urgent Primary Care in Sheffield

    Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has recently revealed plans to open a new Urgent Treatment Centre at the Northern General and close both the Minor Injuries Unit at the Hallamshire Hospital and the Broad Lane Walk-in Centre near the city centre.The deadline for giving your views is Monday 18th December.

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  • National Disabled People’s Summit

    National Disabled People’s Summit

    As part of a campaign to co-ordinate resistance against Government austerity policies this national summit will take place at the NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD on Saturday November 4 from 11am-4.30pm.

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  • Davey Appeal Ruling

    Davey Appeal Ruling

    A severely-disabled man has lost an appeal over local authority cuts to his care package in a decision described as ‘devastating’ by disability rights organisations.This was the first case brought under the wellbeing duty of the Care Act and it clearly demonstrated the limits of this duty. It is worth bearing in mind though that the case was mainly lost because of factual evidence.

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