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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Newsletter

    Healthwatch Sheffield Newsletter

    Catch up with February/March News from Healthwatch Sheffield, your local consumer watchdog for health and social care services.

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  • Support Dogs Information Day

    Support Dogs Information Day

    Do you live with a physical disability and have a pet dog that has the potential to be your canine carer? If so, Sheffield based national charity Support Dogs would like to hear from you and invite you to their Open Day in mid March.

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  • Macmillan Cancer Awareness Training Days 2018

    Macmillan Cancer Awareness Training Days 2018

    These courses are aimed at people working with others at the front line in communities either paid or as volunteers and include breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

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  • Contacting the Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Mental Health Services

    Contacting the Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Mental Health Services

    In recent weeks some referrers have been experiencing problems contacting the new Single Point of Access via telephone (0114 226 3636).

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  • When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T.

    When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T.

    The sooner somebody who is having a stroke gets urgent medical attention, the better their chances of a good recovery – make sure you know what signs to look out for so that you can act F.A.S.T..

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  • Check Your Allowance for Housing Costs

    Check Your Allowance for Housing Costs

    If you have a Care and Support package from Adult Social Care, or a Personal Budget, or an Individual Budget, this new allowance for your mortgage payment should significantly reduce the amount of your Contribution.

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  • Inquiry Reports Failings in Disability Benefits Assessments

    Inquiry Reports Failings in Disability Benefits Assessments

    The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into disability assessments by private contractors find they are “riddled with errors,” which has lead to a pervasive lack of trust in the benefits system.

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  • Disabled People Against Cuts - Universal Credit Protest

    Disabled People Against Cuts - Universal Credit Protest

    The Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts ( DPAC ) has organised a local demonstration as part of a national day of action against Universal Credit. It will take place outside Sheffield City Hall on Thursday 1 March between noon and 1pm.

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  • All our Brains Exhibition

    All our Brains Exhibition

    An exhibition looking at the effects of dementia not only on patients but the people around them returns to Sheffield at the Art House from February 16 to March 2. Admission is free.

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  • Survey on Possible Prescription Changes

    Survey on Possible Prescription Changes

    Give your views to NHS Clinical Commissioners about plans to save the NHS considerable amounts of money and GP’s time by purchasing your own medication for common illnesses. People with learning disabilities are also invited to attend 2 focus groups in Leeds ( 26 Feb ) and London ( 6 March ).

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