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  • Citizens Advice Sheffield Recruiting Trustees

    Citizens Advice Sheffield Recruiting Trustees

    If you are passionate about addressing poverty, inequality and discrimination in Sheffield and want to help one of the city’s leading charities, Citizens Advice Sheffield are recruiting for two new trustees. They are not necessarily expecting anyone to have prior trustee experience and are particularly keen to talk to people with experience of the issues faced by their clients either personally or professionally, whose values match their own.

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  • Gathering Stories from the Pandemic

    Gathering Stories from the Pandemic

    Sheffield is creating a unique, long-lasting, and creative memorial as a tribute to people who have died from Covid, those who have lost loved ones and people who have been affected by the pandemic. Stories from the Pandemic is inviting everyone across the city to share their stories either on their website or on postcards which are available in libraries, museums and other city venues.

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  • Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    A Sheffield Theatres’ scheme to get disabled people involved in theatre work has proved to be a great success with live performances taking place at a popular Yorkshire venue.Several of those involved on the courses – both on the teaching and being taught sides – were Sheffield-based, including our very own Disability Sheffield news volunteer, John Quinn.

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  • #Equal Treatment Challenging Racism Seminars

    #Equal Treatment Challenging Racism Seminars

    From 14th until the end of June the free #EqualTreatment seminars and follow up workshops aim to share the lived experiences of health and social care services and support of B.A.M.E families with children and adults with learning disabilities. They will consider how to challenge and address racism and inequalities locally and regionally as service providers, communities and families and call for action, accountability and a commitment for change.

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  • Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Local authorities across England need to ensure disabled people are at the heart of how their services operate says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. His latest report shares the learning from his investigations to help councils, and other local services meet their legal duties to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to access their services, whatever their needs.

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  • Sheffield Cost of Living Fund Donations

    Sheffield Cost of Living Fund Donations

    South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has set up a JustGiving page asking for donations to a Sheffield Cost of Living Fund from anyone who feels able to help those who are struggling more than them.The fund will be made available as grants to organisations, including food banks, that are supporting local people with the cost of living crisis.The Chancellor announced new measures to support low income households at the end of April.

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  • Sheffield Transport 4 All Letter to new South Yorkshire Mayor

    Sheffield Transport 4 All Letter to new South Yorkshire Mayor

    Last week Sheffield Transport 4 All wrote to new Mayor Oliver Coppard highlighting key items of their response to the South Yorkshire Enhanced Bus Partnership. The letter calls for SYMCA to take more of a role in providing support for the group as the mayoral authority gains more influence over transport and moves this away from local authorities.

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  • Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    There is no evidence that dementia affects people with learning disabilities differently to how it affects other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted. Good to know that the Alzheimer’s Society has produced these Easy Read dementia factsheets.

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  • A Conversation about What Matters To You

    A Conversation about What Matters To You

    Sheffield Health and Care Partnership is encouraging as many people as possible across the city to have a “what matters to you” conversation with someone on Thursday 9th June as part of an International Person Centred Campaign.The campaign organisers claim that having better, more meaningful conversations with others about what matters to them, helps people feel more confident, more motivated and more likely to achieve their ambitions.

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  • Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

    Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

    Carers Week ( 6 – 12 June ) is an annual event that raises awareness and celebrates the massive contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities by providing a wide range of help and support to relatives and friends.Sheffield Carers Centre has partnered with Sheffield City Trust to celebrate Carers Week and offer a series of free leisure taster sessions.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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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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