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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.)

  • 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.

  • Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Sheffield City Council has launched a new information sheet designed to help people find out and apply for Universal Credit, which is being rolled out across the city from next month for new claimants and anyone reporting a change in their circumstances. The controversial benefit, which only affects working age people, will eventually replace six existing benefits – Housing Benefit, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Income Support.

  • CHC Service Improvement Participation Register

    CHC Service Improvement Participation Register

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group is offering individuals and families who are in receipt of Continuing Healthcare services the opportunity to help set up and be involved in a Service Improvement Participation Register. They are currently recruiting people in receipt of CHC fully funded services and are keen to involve people in receipt of joint packages of care.

  • Proposed Changes to the Short Break Grant and SNIPS Clubs

    Proposed Changes to the Short Break Grant and SNIPS Clubs

    Sheffield City Council has made alterations to their Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities scheme and their Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Services (SNIPS). Following consultations there will be additional eligibility criteria to qualify for a short break and SNIPS will see the introduction of a parent/carer contribution and an income based assessment for some users.

  • Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    Social Work England Are Looking for Experts by Experience

    The new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England need people who have lived experience in relation to social work to help them to develop their organisation and challenge them to achieve their ambition of being an open, honest, transparent and fair regulator. You can be involved from the start in setting up their Expert by Experience Advisory Group helping to shape and design how the group will work, its roles and responsibilities and frequency of meetings. If you’d like to take part please come along to the first meeting on Monday 22 October

  • Pride in Sheffield

    Pride in Sheffield

    There is a new Pride committee elected by the community to deliver Pride in 2019 for the community in Sheffield. The Pride committee is setting up an ‘action group’ that will look at making Pride the most accessible and inclusive yet. To this end they are recruiting disabled people from the LGBT + community to be part of the action group.

  • Innovative Tram Trains Launch This Month

    Innovative Tram Trains Launch This Month

    An innovative mode of transport designed to make travelling in South Yorkshire easier is to be launched later this month
    The UK’s first tram train, which can run on both tramlines and the rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham will welcome its first passengers on board on Thursday 25 October,

  • Job Opportunities at Sheffield ME And Fibromyalgia Group

    Job Opportunities at Sheffield ME And Fibromyalgia Group

    The Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is advertising three new vacancies. Please note that the deadline for applications for the Activities Co-ordinator post is Monday October 15th and the deadline for the Information Officer and Benefits Advisers posts is October 22nd.

  • The Activity Trap?

    The Activity Trap?

    New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise and are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance. The study, entitled ‘The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active’, shows that four in five disabled people would like to be more active to manage impairments and pain and help them to maintain and improve their physical and mental health.

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