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  • Digital Security Guide and Animation

    Digital Security Guide and Animation

    We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

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  • See The Light At Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings

    See The Light At Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings

    The Light Cinema on The Moor in Sheffield is holding special dementia-friendly screenings to ensure that people living with dementia have the opportunity to watch films in adapted environments. There are no adverts or trailers and the lighting will be slightly raised throughout the screening.

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  • Study Into Effects Of Ageing With A Disability

    Study Into Effects Of Ageing With A Disability

    People over the age of 50 with long-term disabilities are being asked to take part in a new study into the effects of ageing. Sheffield Hallam University and Partners for Inclusion have teamed up to carry out research into the effects of ageing on people with long term disabilities. “The lived experience of disabled people is missing from conversations about what it means to grow older. Disabled people have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience about disability and ageing that currently isn’t discussed within services, communities or the research literature,” says Jill Pluquailec, who is carrying out the research at the University.

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  • Housing and Disabled People : Britain's Hidden Crisis

    Housing and Disabled People : Britain's Hidden Crisis

    An Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry has revealed that disabled people are disadvantaged in almost every part of the housing market,that there is a significant shortage of accessible homes and that many disabled people are frustrated by the housing system.The inquiry also found that disabled people reported improved physical and mental health and well being, enhanced prospects for employment and study when their homes met their access requirements.

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  • Sheffield Mutual 'Charity Award 2018' Voting Now Open

    Sheffield Mutual 'Charity Award 2018' Voting Now Open

    This year’s nominations have now been shortlisted by staff and committee members and the final ten have been chosen if you wish to vote for a local charity to win an award of up to £5000. The shortlist includes the Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care. Voting closes on 31st July.

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  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service are looking for people to join their Critical Friends Network

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service are looking for people to join their Critical Friends Network

    If you’ve had some contact with the ambulance service within the last three years and would like to help develop and improve their services, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service would like to hear from you.

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  • DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    The Department for Work and Pensions has published an Easy Read version of the government’s reply to the House of Commons Committee of MPs who have been looking into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are assessed. Documents written in an Easy Read format are written in a way that makes them more accessible to people with learning disabilities.

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  • Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

    Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

    To help you to better support Deaf and hearing impaired people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including the deaf community in whatever you do during and after Deaf Awareness Week.

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  • Supertram Rail Replacement - Suspensions to Service

    Supertram Rail Replacement - Suspensions to Service

    The process of replacing Supertram rails throughout Sheffield will begin in late May and run through to mid September.This will mean that replacement bus services will operate where tram services are suspended. Make sure you know when your area will be affected.

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  • Petition to end prescription charges for people with long-term conditions

    Petition to end prescription charges for people with long-term conditions

    The Prescription Charges Coalition is calling on the Government to urgently reform the prescription charge exemption criteria in England and make prescriptions free for people living with long-term conditions.

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