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  • Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

    Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

    The Disability Action Plan sets out the “actions the government will take to improve disabled people’s everyday lives and lays the foundations for longer-term change.” DRUK says the actions are weak – We need co-produced transformation as detailed in the Disabled People’s Manifesto, incorporation of the UNCRPD into domestic law, an end to the social care crisis and the inhumane DWP policies and processes.

  • Coming out of Hospital

    Coming out of Hospital

    When a family member or friend is in hospital you might be concerned about what will happen when they leave hospital. With this in mind , Carers UK has produced a factsheet about ‘Coming out of Hospital’ alongside advice and information: about what to expect and your rights and choices as an unpaid carer. Locally Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s Back Home Scheme’ may be able to help.

  • LBGT+ History Month

    LBGT+ History Month

    The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month recognises the important contribution to the fields of medicine and healthcare made by LGBT+ people. NHS Sheffield is celebrating the month with 2 blogs from staff members. Deaf Rainbow UK has launched a glossary of terms to help Deaf members of the LBGT+ community get their points across.

  • Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    This report presents highlights of the findings from research carried out by Transport for All during 2022 and 2023. It presents disabled people’s experiences of transport in England, the barriers we face and priorities for change. The transport industry must listen and act to deliver transport justice for disabled people.

  • Try out Sheffield Transport 4 All

    Try out Sheffield Transport 4 All

    Do you have an interest in accessibility of local public transport (bus, tram, and rail)? Sheffield Transport 4 All is looking for new members and would like to hear from you!

  • Forced Prepayment Meter Guidance

    Forced Prepayment Meter Guidance

    Ofgem, the energy regulator, confirmed earlier this month that EDF, Octopus and Scottish Power have been given permission to restart involuntary Pre Payment Meter installations after meeting their set of conditions. They are still required to follow a robust set of rules which have a ‘Do not Install’ category for high risk customers.

  • Clinical And Social Care Engagement

    Clinical And Social Care Engagement

    Do you want a say in Sheffield’s clinical and social care strategy? Sheffield Health and Social Care is holding an event on 30 January from 10am to 1pm, with updates from key speakers, interactive sessions to learn more about the different pieces of work that are happening, and opportunities to provide your feedback and input into future plans.

  • One Small Ramp for the Doctor....

    One Small Ramp for the Doctor....

    TV sci-fi series Doctor Who has taken a small but significant step towards disability rights – by installing a ramp so wheelchair users can get into the famous Tardis.
    Actor Ruth Madeley who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair and plays scientific advisor Shirley Anne Bingham on the show says to Tennant’s Doctor “At last, you’ve finally caught up with the 21st century.”

  • Some Moments

    Some Moments

    So much anger and hate is directed against LGBTQ+ people. SAYiT has created this film with young people in Sheffield who are LGBTQ+. They discovered in their conversations that acceptance was often found in small moments shared between family and friends.

  • New Social Wellbeing Cafe

    New Social Wellbeing Cafe

    ShipShape Community Hub, which already offers physical and mental health support and practical assistance with food and hardship problems, has a new Social Wellbeing Cafe every Thursday from 11am-1pm.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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