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  • Local Area Committees Launch - Survey seeking Disabled Peoples' views

    Local Area Committees Launch - Survey seeking Disabled Peoples' views

    Recently, the city council has launched the new Local Area Committees (LACs) and they are keen to hear your views on your local area. This will guide the work of these committees and it is important Disabled people have their say.

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  • Anyone for Badminton?

    Anyone for Badminton?

    Badminton England are starting a new free disability badminton group in Sheffield on Saturdays from 1-2pm at the English institute of Sport (EIS) Coleridge Road S9 5DA. Please bring indoor shoes and a drink.

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  • Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

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  • Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    The COVID-19 vaccination national booking service is now open for all frontline health and social care staff to book a booster vaccine appointment through self-referral. This includes Personal Care Assistants ( PAs ) employed by Individual Employers. Please note that you can only book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

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  • Weight For It...

    Weight For It...

    Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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  • Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    A new video highlights the real-life experiences of six Sheffield carers supporting someone with dementia, but the advice they offer is relevant to all unpaid carers in the city.‘Go and get the support before you think you need it for your own health and wellbeing’ is just one of many excellent suggestions made.

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  • Social Supermarket Can Help You Out

    Social Supermarket Can Help You Out

    St Mary’s Social Supermarket is a place where people who are struggling to afford to feed themselves and their family can shop weekly for food. Members can also access activities, help and support to make positive life changes for an initial period of 12 weeks.

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  • Get On Course with FACES

    Get On Course with FACES

    Family, Adult and Community Education Service – FACES – is part of Sheffield City Council and delivers adult learning courses in community settings across the city for adults aged 19 years and over.Representavies of FACES will be at Parkwood E-Act Academy, on Longley Avenue West, S5 8UL on Thursday 21st October from 3.30pm if you’d like to have a chat about courses.

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  • Mental Health Support at Work

    Mental Health Support at Work

    Did you know that you can get support with your mental health at work through Access to Work? Able Futures and Remploy deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service service, which offers a step-by-step support plan, advice on simple reasonable adjustments in the workplace and access to a mental health professional for up to nine months to support you in your journey to better mental health.

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  • Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

    Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

    The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum acknowledges that some parent carers from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities may not feel confident attending their typical meetings. The forum is therefore piloting a monthly session on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 – 9pm via Zoom.

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