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  • Health and Social Care Strategy Consultation

    Health and Social Care Strategy Consultation

    Sheffield City Council is inviting feedback on their new draft Adult Health and Social Care Strategy, called ‘Living the life you want to live’.Alexis Chappell, Director of Adult Health and Social Care will be sharing more detail on the strategy in a Q&A session on 28 September and you are invited to workshops on 7 & 20 October.

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  • Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Throughout September, October and November Heart n Soul will be hosting free online events for people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people. It’s a season of live music, dance, art, baking poetry and radio.Their next event is a free online club night on Friday 24 September from 7pm.

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  • Writing Happiness

    Writing Happiness

    Applications are now open for a free online creative writing development course funded by Arts Council England. The course is entitled ‘Writing Happiness – Writing Back Joyfully’ and is run by and for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers, including people with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses. The closing date for applications is 30th September

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  • Covid Plans in Place

    Covid Plans in Place

    The Government has issued new guidance on the COVID-19 response in an Autumn and Winter Plan for England. Plan A introduces an enhanced vaccination programme offering a first dose of vaccine to 12-15 year olds and a booster dose to individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. If the data suggests the NHS is likely to come under unsustainable pressure, the Government has prepared a Plan B.

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  • Social Care Proposals At a Glance.

    Social Care  Proposals At a Glance.

    The long awaited Government proposals to ‘fix’ the care crisis has been announced but is ‘too little too late’ says Disability Rights UK. The BBC has produced an article entitled Social care changes at a glance covering what is being proposed and how the changes will be funded.The social care reform proposals do not kick in for another two years.

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  • Time to Act

    Time to Act

    This briefing paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research examines the impact of the pandemic, following decades of increasing regional inequalities, on the lives of disabled people across the north of England.Their conclusions emphasise that now is the time for policymakers to act and ensure that disabled people have equal access to opportunity across the North and the rest of the UK.

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  • Make Some Noise with DPAC

    Make Some Noise with DPAC

    Action group Disabled People Against Cuts is inviting you to to make a big noise about the £20 cut to Universal Credit coming in September and the reintroduction of sanctions and conditionality returning in October in its latest protest against Government policies under the hashtag @AudioRiot. The planned protest will be at Westminster on Tuesday September 28th, but local branches , like DPAC Sheffield will also be taking part in a nationwide version on the Saturday September 25th.

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  • Take The Chance To Work With Nature

    Take The Chance To Work With Nature

    Are you passionate about wildlife and nature and want to work in conservation, but don’t have the practical experience or qualifications? Working for Nature offers bursary paid positions for people from harder to reach backgrounds to get their foot in the door of the conservation sector and recruitment for the next cohort of trainees is now open!You have to register for their information session on Wednesday September 15th to apply.

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  • ALLFIE's Looking for Young Learners to Make your Voices Heard

    ALLFIE's Looking for Young Learners to Make your Voices Heard

    The vision of the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) is ‘a world where inclusive education is a right not a struggle’ and they campaign for the inclusion of all Disabled learners in mainstream education.ALLFIE are looking for more Disabled Young people, aged between 16 and 25, to get involved in their’ Our Voice project’ and join in their online sessions and discussion topics from mid September onwards.

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  • Can Do South Yorkshire

    Can Do South Yorkshire

    If you are concerned about climate change and want to find your own way to contribute to the fight against it Can Do South Yorkshire can inspire you to do the things that feel small, but can make a real difference.They believe we all have a part to play in tackling the climate emergency.You can take action at home, work, school and in the community.

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