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  • No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    Disability Rights groups all around the world have been celebrating the life of Robert Martin. whose campaigning and personal story shaped the movement and the life chances of disabled people all over the world. Robert, from New Zealand, was the only person with an intellectual disability to serve on the UN Committee for Rights of Persons with Disabilities. His advocacy was seen as trailblazing.

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  • City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    The world’s first ever Dysarthria Awareness Day was held in Sheffield recently. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles used to talk are weak or a person has difficulty controlling them. It most often results in slurred slow speech. Among those taking part was Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn.

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  • Could you be a PA Champion?

    Could you be a PA Champion?

    Sheffield Council has commissioned The PA Champion project designed to raise awareness of direct payments within the city, with a particular focus on Personal Assistants. They are advertising two PA Champion posts ( closing date 7 June ) and looking for five Co-Design Group Members with lived experience of employing PAs or personal assistants themselves to help shape delivery of the project.

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  • Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Are you 50 or over, interested in virtual reality, and want to help with mental health and reducing loneliness among your peers? If so, you may be interested in joining Planet Wellbeing. Sheffield Hallam University are recruiting for the project, exploring how virtual reality can improve mental health and reduce loneliness for older people.

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  • Changes to Mental Health Crisis Service

    Changes to Mental Health Crisis Service

    A new urgent and crisis mental health service has launched in Sheffield replacing the Single Point of Access team. Call 111 and choose option 2 to speak to a dedicated mental health call handler if you or someone you know needs urgent help.

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  • Recruitment to Health and Care Research Committee

    Recruitment to Health and Care Research Committee

    The National Institute for Health and Care Research is looking for members of the public who can bring their own experiences to improve the research they fund, to join one of their committees. The committees help decide which research to prioritise . The deadline for submitting an application is midnight on Sunday 28 April, 2024.

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  • Free Digital Skills Course

    Free Digital Skills Course

    Are you interested in improving your day-to-day digital skills? Does being online overwhelm you? CYF are running a free course to boost your online skills and confidence, taking you at your own pace during May .

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  • NAIDEX Exhibition a Hit with Sara

    NAIDEX  Exhibition a Hit with Sara

    One of our new volunteers at Disability Sheffield , Sara Ali, has written a blog for us about the 50th Naidex (National Accessibility Inclusion and Disability Expo) event she attended, which took place over two days (March 20th-21st) at the Birmingham NEC.

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  • Local Elections Rule Changes and Accessibility

    Local Elections Rule Changes and Accessibility

    With local election imminent and a general election sometime this year we want to remind people there are more accessibility aids available and you can request other adjustments. You also need to know about a rule change for submitting postal votes at polling stations and council buildings.

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  • Sheffield Connect circular bus service relaunched

    Sheffield Connect circular bus service relaunched

    The Sheffield Connect bus service relaunched on Monday the 8th of April. New vehicles all electric (standard buses), two routes, and longer operating hours and now completely free for everyone.

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