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  • Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council.

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  • Disability Sheffield wins Local Charity Of The Year Award

    Disability Sheffield wins Local Charity Of The Year Award

    We are proud to announce that Disability Sheffield has won the Local Charity Of The Year award for Sainsbury’s Division Street branch. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to staff and customers who voted for us and we really appreciate your support for our work.

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  • Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

    Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

    The Post Office, Fire Service and Police along with other partners will be offering advice and support on fraud and scams to the over 65’s at this community engagement event on Tuesday August 28th from 10.15am to 2.45pm at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby, Rotherham. Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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  • Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

    Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

    In the biggest overhaul to the scheme in 40 years the government has announced that people with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge next year.

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  • Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within, argues that better information on adjustments in the workplace would mean that employers can proactively offer reasonable adjustments without having to wait for problems to arise and employees can ask for what they need before they are at crisis point.

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  • Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Teaching professionals and members of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service are invited to a seminar on Wednesday October 17th at the Sheffield offices of Irwin Mitchell, organised by national charity Shine, about the effects of hydrocephalus on children’s learning and behaviour. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

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  • BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    British Sign Language users now have their own way of making urgent medical calls to the NHS 111 service. Using the webcam on a computer or the InterpreterNow app on a tablet or smartphone you can now make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them.

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  • Calling All Poets

    Calling All Poets

    Burton Street in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have announced the launch of their poetry competition. If you’re an adult with a learning disability and love writing poetry you have until Sept 3rd to submit your poem about Hate Crime and/or Bullying.

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  • VCF Forum Continuing Healthcare Event

    VCF Forum Continuing Healthcare Event

    Healthwatch Sheffield’s Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum on 11th September provides an opportunity in partnership with Sheffield CCG and Disability Sheffield for constructive discussion between colleagues in the sector who support people affected by CHC assessments. Places are limited so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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  • Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    With the introduction of Universal Credit in Sheffield later this year , you may wish to look at a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about Universal Credit from the advice and technology charity Lasa.

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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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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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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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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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