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  • Budget 2018 Overview

    Budget 2018 Overview

    Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has summarised the key points of the Budget 2018 for disabled people if you wish to see an overview. As a ‘no deal Brexit’ is still a possibility next March’s Spring Statement could be upgraded to a full Budget – this could mean that some of the Budget 2018 proposals detailed could be amended.

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  • Bus Driver Praised For Action On Accessibility

    Bus Driver Praised For Action On Accessibility

    A bus driver in Paris who ordered his passengers off to let a wheelchair user on his vehicle has been praised by disability groups. Francois Le Berre, who has multiple sclerosis, was in danger of being left stranded at his stop when the other passengers refused to move to enable him to take up one of the bus’s two wheelchair-accessible spots, until the driver intervened…..

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  • Let's Make Some Noise : VAS Awards Ceremony

    Let's Make Some Noise : VAS Awards Ceremony

    Voluntary Action Sheffield is hailing the city’s ‘quiet heroes’ at an awards ceremony next month – and you are welcome to attend. The annual celebration honours the individuals and organisations working to make a difference to the lives of people and communities in the area.The ceremony takes place from 7-11pm on Thursday November 22nd at the Octagon Centre.

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  • Council's Objective Is Equality For The Whole City

    Council's Objective Is Equality For The Whole City

    Sheffield City Council is setting up its new Equality Objectives, and is looking for individuals and organisations willing to help by being consulted.The council is required to set at least one Equality Objective every four years but this time has decided to set up four, each with a set of three or more aims, in a bid to make the city equal for all.

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  • Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    In 2017, Healthwatch Sheffield launched #SpeakUp Small Grants aimed at local not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community groups, to enable them to run projects that help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield. DAWS Community Gym held an ‘Ampu Tea & Chat’ session to obtain feedback from service users at Northern General Hospital’s Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre.

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  • Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    The Friendly Resource Company together with people with learning disabilities and people with autism, with the support of a grant from Awards for All, have developed a workbook including a quiz and videos about the life risks people take every day ,helping people to consider how best to lessen these risks and keep as safe as possible.

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  • Rock'n'roll Rotary Fundraising Evening

    Rock'n'roll Rotary Fundraising Evening

    Fancy an evening of rock’n‘roll to help raise money for charities including Disability Sheffield? We are very grateful to again be named as a beneficiary at Taptonfest, a fundraising evening of rock’n‘roll music including a pie and pea supper at Tapton Hall on Saturday November 17, from 6.30-11pm, organised by The Rotary Club Of Sheffield Vulcan.

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  • Are you the next Best Home Cook ?

    Are you the next Best Home Cook ?

    Britain’s Best Home Cook, a BBC1 show that features queen of home cooking Mary Berry, produce expert Chris Bavin, top chef Dan Doherty and presenter Claudia Winkleman is looking for disabled contestants to take part in the forthcoming series.

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  • Shaw Trust reveal Britain's 100 most influential disabled people for 2018

    Shaw Trust reveal Britain's 100 most influential disabled people for 2018

    Every year Shaw Trust publish their Power 100 list, a celebration of the 100 most influential and inspirational disabled people in Britain. Shaw Trust’s work with the power 100 list aims to change perceptions of disability, tackle social exclusion and provide role models for the young and talented leaders of tomorrow.The honour of Britain’s most influential disabled person of 2018 goes to TV presenter Alex Brooker (pictured.)

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  • Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people. However, it can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups of people, including disabled people and people with a long term health condition. As we approach Winter, the NHS have published helpful details on “who should have a flu vaccine” and who is eligible for the free vaccination, including carers.

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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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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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