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  • September Teacake Club Newsletter

    September Teacake Club Newsletter

    The Teacake Club is an informal group of members who have an interest in employment-related activity in Sheffield.

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  • The Young Carers Activity Fund gives carers aged under 18 a break

    The Young Carers Activity Fund gives carers aged under 18 a break

    The Young Carers Activity Fund is designed to give young carers aged under 18 a break from their caring role and to give them a choice about how they take this break. The closing dates for applications for 2018-19 are 5pm on Friday 12th October 2018 and Friday 8th February 2019.

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  • National Autistic Society : 'Autism Hour' Shopping Experience

    National Autistic Society : 'Autism Hour' Shopping Experience

    The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign, backed by celebrities such as Chris Packham, is creating a week of autism friendly shopping experiences across the UK. Shops, businesses and shopping centres will be holding Autism Hours throughout the second week of October (6-13).

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  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is on Tuesday 25 September 2018 from 2-4pm at The Circle. The Hub is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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  • Being a Good Employer Training Modules

    Being a Good Employer Training Modules

    Do you employ your own Personal Assistants or Carers but want more skills and knowledge to boost your confidence as an employer? Or are you looking to hire them but don’t know where to start? Then our free courses are for you! Our training on ‘Being a Good Employer’ for individual employers is split into three modules. You can attend all three or any you feel necessary for yourself. The first module on Advertising and Recruiting takes place on Monday 24 September.

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  • Right to Participate Launch and Equality Act Video

    Right to Participate Launch and Equality Act Video

    Disability Rights UK have launched this project , video and other resources about the Equality Act, to increase awareness of the Act, especially the ways it can protect disabled people from discrimination and how to use it in everyday situations.

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  • How would you improve Sheffield's urgent and emergency care services?

    How would you improve Sheffield's urgent and emergency care services?

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield are holding a number of workshops to hear your views on ‘The ideal urgent and emergency care system.’ Refreshments and a light lunch or dinner will be provided and you will also receive a £30 high-street shopping voucher if you attend a workshop.

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  • Have Your Say on the Future of Adult Social Care in Sheffield

    Have Your Say  on the Future of Adult Social Care in Sheffield

    In June a number of Sheffield residents and representatives of disabled people’s organisations joined together with the Disability Hub and Disability Sheffield to discuss the difficulties they faced around social care.Because of the delay, including the release of the Government Green paper on long term funding for social care for those above retirement age, the Local Government Association (LGA) is taking a stand and seeking feedback via consultation on all adult social care.At the same time, we would be grateful if participants would please respond to our own consultation and help us identify more readily some of the issues facing disabled people and others here in Sheffield.

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  • Continuing Healthcare Assessments Focus Group.

    Continuing Healthcare Assessments Focus Group.

    If you or a member of your family has had a Continuing Health Assessment in the last year, Healthwatch Sheffield invite you to take part in a focus group to discuss your experiences on Monday September 24th at the Circle. Places are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible.

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  • Festival Of The Mind Returns To Sheffield

    Festival Of The Mind Returns To Sheffield

    The fourth festival, offering more unique views into all aspects of the human brain, takes place from September 20-30 at a variety of venues across the city, as a collaboration between academic experts and creative cultural talent. Among the health-related events taking place is a talk entitled ‘In And Out Of Hospital’, based on the experiences of people with life-limiting conditions. This takes place on the first day of the festival in the specially-erected Spiegeltent on Barkers Pool.

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