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  • NCVO launch research in to diversity and volunteering

    NCVO launch research in to diversity and volunteering

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have announced research plans for 2020 looking in to what diversity means to volunteer-involving organisations; while also exploring their aims, priorities and experiences in this area.

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  • #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp is back! Healthwatch have launched the third round of their small grants programme, designed for community, voluntary, and not-for-profit groups to help their communities to speak up about their health and social care. Applications are open until 27th February 2020.

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  • Learning Disability England Annual Conference

    Learning Disability England Annual Conference

    The 2020 Learning Disability England conference takes place on 13th February 2020. This year the theme of the event is inclusion, with the conference title: ‘Including Everyone – What next?’

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  • Free SODiT Workshops & Events for 2020

    Free SODiT Workshops & Events for 2020

    Survivors of Depression in Transition are hosting a number of free workshops and events throughout 2020, starting February 13th at The Circle.

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  • Take Part In The City's Year Of Reading

    Take Part In The City's Year Of Reading

    We will all be brought to book throughout 2020 – thanks to the launch of Sheffield’s Year Of Reading. The 12 month long event is a citywide celebration of creativity and the written word. Reading is the key that unlocks the door – it helps us feel better, discover more, and unleashes our individual creativity. You can nominate your favourite read and attend events in the ‘ What’s on Guide ‘.

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  • Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    The Launchpad project, designed to help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism develop skills in drama and performance, is back and looking for new recruits. Organised by Sheffield Theatres, it gives participants the opportunity to work with professionals to develop their performance skills in weekly workshops building skills in areas such as improvisation, storytelling and movement , working together to create a performance for the Crucible Studio theatre. The deadline for applications is Friday 21 February.

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

    Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

    To commemorate the Holocaust Sheffield is holding a candlelit vigil on Monday 27 January 2020 from 5.45 to 7pm in the Winter Garden. The theme this year is Stand Together and will focus on how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups. A selection of short films will be screened in the Winter Garden during the day, from 12noon to 4.30pm ( pop in anytime ) and a collection of posters are on display in the Winter Gardens from 20th – 27th January.

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  • SEND Consultation

    SEND Consultation

    Can you give your views to help shape future support for children and young people with special educational needs in the city? Sheffield City Council, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield’s Parent Carer Forum have worked together to draft a SEND Inclusion strategy to describe how we, as a city, improve how we meet the needs of our children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and they want to know what you think about it.

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  • Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    The Merlin is proud to present the opening of ‘Fading into Nothingness ‘ on January 17th, 18th and 19th written by Theo Griffiths, a former student of Freeman College. ‘Fading into Nothingness’ is a short play about a Sheffield family torn apart by grief and how they cope with their teenage son, Zack (played by Theo) who is autistic and already struggling in mainstream school.

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  • Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has released details of new Carers Outreach Sessions and workshops designed to support unpaid carers for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism.These include emergency planning, Health Passports and Sharing Caring Drop-in sessions.

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