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  • The Disability Hub - Is Basic Income the alternative to Government welfare reforms?

    The Disability Hub - Is Basic Income the alternative to Government welfare reforms?

    For more than 8 years disabled people in the UK have been hit by cuts in vital services, cuts in income and changes to the benefit system which are cruel and harmful. The Disability Hub asks, Is there is at least one alternative to these ideas: Basic Income Plus? This strongly fits within the 2018 DoDP Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

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  • Are your Services Person Centred?

    Are your Services Person Centred?

    Disability Sheffield, with funding from Skills for Care is co-producing a ‘How to Guide’ for supervision and appraisals in health and social care in Sheffield. Over the next few weeks, starting on Friday 23 November, we are holding a number of workshops to find out peoples’ views and experiences about person centred approaches and how they can be put into workplace supervision and appraisals. The workshops are mainly for front line workers and managers in health and social care in Sheffield. One of the workshops on Monday 3 December from 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Circle is specifically for people who employ personal assistants and others who have an interest in this area.

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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Our very own Sheffield Voices learning disability group has launched a new fundraising Christmas card ( see picture ) featuring a festive drawing by members of the group with the message: ‘A time for happiness, time for friendship, a time for loved ones. Happy Christmas for all.” Very festive !

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  • Could you be a VAS Trustee?

    Could you be a VAS Trustee?

    Voluntary Action Sheffield is hoping to strengthen and diversify their board and are keen to appoint people who are actively involved with Sheffield’s voluntary and community sector or social enterprise sector. They would particularly welcome applicants who have a disability and/or who are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups. The deadline for applying is 5pm on 14th December 2018.

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  • Keeping Families In Mind

    Keeping Families In Mind

    Keeping Families In Mind is an innovative new service set up by the Sheffield branch of the mental health charity Mind. It is funded by the Ministry of Defence, and provides therapeutic support to families living in South Yorkshire of serving military personnel.

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  • Free Digital Creativity Workshops For People with Austism

    Free Digital Creativity Workshops For People with Austism

    Taking place on Friday this and next week at Access Space in Sheffield city centre these workshops are suitable for different levels of ability and will be talking about designing, leading on to laser cutting/engraving to make designs in paper, wood or plastic.

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  • Autism Acceptance Course

    Autism Acceptance Course

    Are you autistic, or do you have friends and family members who are and want to find out more about problems you or they may encounter and how to work towards solving them? Join David Panther at his’Autism Acceptance’course on 14th & 18th November which Sheffield Autistic Society has described as “giving a true insight into the lived experience of an autistic person and being a valuable illustration of why Autism Awareness in society is not enough”.

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  • Social Work England Design Survey

    Social Work England Design Survey

    Social Work England have announced the appointment of Hemingway Design to develop their visual identity and communicate their mission.As part of the ‘design and build phase’ you can help to shape Social Work England’s identity as a new modern regulator for the social work profession by completing an online questionnaire.

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  • DWP to pay out £970 million in ESA underpayments

    DWP to pay out £970 million in ESA underpayments

    The DWP has begun the process of reviewing Employment Support Allowance cases to identify those that could be affected and pay arrears. Disability Rights UK Deputy CEO Sue Bott said, “the DWP has spent five years trying to hide behind constructing a legal argument as to why they shouldn’t pay up despite the hardship they have caused to tens of thousands of disabled people. We urge the DWP to urgently ensure all underpayments are rectified as soon as possible. Enough is enough.”

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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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