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  • Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    We hope that you enjoyed our Celebration Event on Thursday 6th December marking 10 years of our advocacy and information service, as much as we did. Thank you to our sponsors who made the celebration possible – Switalskis solicitors, our local Sainsbury’s on Division Street and Virgin for the use of their fantastic lounge. A special thank you to our trustee Christine Griffiths from Switalskis solicitors for her support and assistance at the event and our volunteer, Andrew Smith who has produced a great video we launched on the night to mark the occasion.

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  • Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    If you want to get involved in a new group making Health & Social Care Services work better for people in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield are holding three information sessions in January to recruit people who use health and social care services, their families and carers. Please book a place by 22nd December.

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  • Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Project Chainge, a new initiative from cycling podcast The HKT Podcast, aims to raise £2,000 to buy specially adapted bikes to support children and adults with various difficulties and disabilities for Sheffield Cycling 4 All and the Mental Health Cycling Project.

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  • National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    Following shocking revelations of £15.3 million in bonuses paid out to top executives at Motability Operations and questions raised by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Treasury select committees, the report considers the Motability scheme’s customer offer and performance; the scheme’s financial model, its impact and profitability; and the governance of the scheme and remuneration of Motability Operations’ senior management.

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  • Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    60 extraordinary people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make society better for everyone are being celebrated in Dimensions’ annual leaders list.

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  • #IWILLNOTBEDELETED : Disability Sheffield's Tess Daly stars in Rimmel campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying

    #IWILLNOTBEDELETED : Disability Sheffield's Tess Daly stars in Rimmel campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying

    Tess Daly, Disability Sheffield’s Individual Employer Project Co-ordinator, appears alongside Rita Ora and Cara Delevine in an emotive film made by cosmetics giant “Rimmel London”, detailing authentic stories of being on the receiving end of beauty cyber-bullying.Last year, 115 million images were deleted from social media because of beauty cyberbullying. The #IWILLNOTBEDELETED campaign,aims to take a stand against this trend.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield – your local consumer watchdog for health and social care services – has published its latest newsletter, which includes a reminder that voluntary and community groups will be to apply from 19 December for their #Speak Up grant, to receive up to £500 to carry out creative and impactful engagement work within communities.

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  • Have Your Say On The Council Budget

    Have Your Say On The Council Budget

    You are invited to take part in a consultation about Sheffield City Council’s spending. The council is planning to set a budget and council tax rates in March and April next year and wants to hear your views before then. The consultation closes on January 11 2019.

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  • Groups Team Up For Ambitious Christmas Event

    Groups Team Up For Ambitious Christmas Event

    Specialist keyworkers for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Sheffield have teamed up to host a Christmas event aimed at helping individuals find their vocation. Big Ambitions and Mencap will be co-hosting the event on Thursday 13th December between 12pm-2pm at the Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS.

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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Our very own 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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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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