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  • Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    The new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England need people who have lived experience in relation to social work to help them to develop their organisation and challenge them to achieve their ambition of being an open, honest, transparent and fair regulator. You can be involved from the start in setting up their Expert by Experience Advisory Group helping to shape and design how the group will work, its roles and responsibilities and frequency of meetings. If you’d like to take part please come along to the first meeting on Monday 22 October

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  • Pride in Sheffield

    Pride in Sheffield

    There is a new Pride committee elected by the community to deliver Pride in 2019 for the community in Sheffield. The Pride committee is setting up an ‘action group’ that will look at making Pride the most accessible and inclusive yet. To this end they are recruiting disabled people from the LGBT + community to be part of the action group.

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  • Job Opportunities at Sheffield ME And Fibromyalgia Group

    Job Opportunities at Sheffield ME And Fibromyalgia Group

    The Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is advertising three new vacancies. Please note that the deadline for applications for the Activities Co-ordinator post is Monday October 15th and the deadline for the Information Officer and Benefits Advisers posts is October 22nd.

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  • The Activity Trap?

    The Activity Trap?

    New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise and are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance. The study, entitled ‘The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active’, shows that four in five disabled people would like to be more active to manage impairments and pain and help them to maintain and improve their physical and mental health.

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  • Could you be a Panel Member for the Dignity Awards?

    Could you be a Panel Member for the Dignity Awards?

    The Dignity Awards scheme has been co-produced with current panel members to acknowledge those Adult Social Care staff whose actions make a difference and serve as an example to others.The Awards panel are looking to recruit new members and expand the awards into other statutory organisations.Panel members are experts by experience and their role is to shape and co-produce the Dignity Awards process and screen nominations with the Council’s Practice Development Team.

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  • Rotherham Jobs Fair

    Rotherham Jobs Fair

    Looking for work? Over 20 employers searching for new staff will be gathering at Rotherham Jobs Fair, taking place at the Aesseal New York Stadium, Don Street, S60 1AH on Friday October 26, from 10am to 1pm.

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  • Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    A group of children with special educational needs and their parents have launched a legal battle to challenge planned cuts which they say will affect them. The families from Surrey have taken their case to the High Court in a bid to stop their local council taking £21m off their budget for services to disabled children.

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  • Give Your Views On The Future Of Supertram

    Give Your Views On The Future Of Supertram

    Disabled Supertram users are being asked to contribute to a consultation on the future of the transport system in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive are seeking views of residents, the community, special interest groups including disabled people, visitors and businesses across Sheffield City Region on three options for the future of the Supertram system. The consultation will help them to recommend an option for funding from the Department for Transport.

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  • Looking Back At The Teaching Of Disability History

    Looking Back At The Teaching Of Disability History

    The University of Sheffield’s history department is hoping to build an educational resource about disability finding out what people learnt about the British Empire and disability history in general, during their education. Senior lecturer Dr Esme Cleall would love to hear from you if you’d like to contribute your viewpoint.

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