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  • Social Care Charges Investigation

    Social Care Charges Investigation

    A BBC News journalist, who is investigating social care charges mainly involving disabled people, is looking for people to help with his work. Adam Eley is specifically looking to speak to people who have had debt collection procedures opened against them by their local authority as a result of being unable to pay social care charges. The coverage will bring maximum awareness to the issue.

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  • Work Coach Support For Disabled Jobseekers.

    Work Coach Support For Disabled Jobseekers.

    Disabled people who want to move into employment will be given ‘Work Coach’ support due to a new government scheme, campaigning organisation Disability Rights UK has reported. However they have called for it not to be made compulsory.It follows a preview of Welfare Reforms given by Minister for Disabled People Chloe Smith which are due to be announced in a summer 2022 Government White Paper.

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  • Your Chance to Choose

    Your Chance to Choose

    Chance to Choose is the name of our exciting new project commissioned by Sheffield City Council to coproduce the new ‘Working Age Adults Framework’ for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re getting together to learn what our ideas of a perfect life looks like by making art, writing stories or creating drama. If you have a learning disability or autism we’d love you to join us.

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  • Help Healthwatch Sheffield Steer Their Work

    Help Healthwatch Sheffield Steer Their Work

    Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of people across ALL of Sheffield? If so, Healthwatch Sheffield are looking for new members to join their Strategic Advisory Group . If you are a local resident or work in the city and want to see the best health and social care services for Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield want to hear from you! Applications are open until Thursday 7 July 2022.

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  • I Didn't See You There

    I Didn't See You There

    Part of Sheffield DocFest this unflinching first-person journey film, seen from the perspective of disabled filmmaker Reid Davenport, highlights how differently the world appears to him.Showing at various venues on 23, 24 or 28 June.

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  • World Continence Week's Public Toilets Call

    World Continence Week's Public Toilets Call

    Did you know that three million people in the UK are affected by incontinence? And with many councils closing them, there is now much more chance of getting caught short.The Urology Foundation has produced campaign resources on the causes and management of incontinence , a ‘Need to Pee’ card and a template letter to send to councillors and MPs about the repercussions of public toilet closures.

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  • Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

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  • Dementia Action Week Round Up

    Dementia Action Week Round Up

    This year’s theme for Dementia Action Week last month was diagnosis, helping those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to recognize potential symptoms and to feel able to seek guidance and support. Here are some of the activities, community support available and positive action happening across Sheffield that were highlighted in a round up from Dementia News.

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  • Start a Conversation to Thrive Online

    Start a Conversation to Thrive Online

    Childnet’s new project, Thrive Online, is designed to spark conversations about using the internet in a safe and meaningful way.These free resources for educators, parents and carers of young people aged 11 and over with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ( SEND ) cover the important topics of healthy relationships, digital wellbeing and online pornography.

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  • Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Earlier this year three online workshops for autistic adults were held at the University of Sheffield to hear their views on what post-diagnostic support should look like for autistic adults. Researchers Dr Megan Freeth, Dr Daniel Poole and Suzy Crowson are sharing their findings from their research study on improving support for autistic adults at an online workshop on Thursday 30th June from 1-2pm.

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