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  • South Yorkshire Homeless Survival Guide

    South Yorkshire Homeless Survival Guide

    The Homeless Survival Guide for South Yorkshire is designed as a ‘first port of call’ for anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It provides information on finding accommodation, food, health, other support and amenities in the Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham areas.

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  • Free Magical Workshop for Young People

    Free Magical Workshop for Young People

    Changing Faces, which aims to support the 1.3 million people in the UK with a visible difference – a mark, scar or condition that makes them look out of the ordinary – have teamed up with children’s writing and mentoring centre Grimm and Co to hold a magical workshop between 4 and 6pm on Friday 4th June for 10 to 14 year olds living in the Yorkshire and The Humber area. It will take participants on a creative story-telling adventure, helping the young people to increase their resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

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  • Cinema's Help For Film Fans Who Are Deaf

    Cinema's Help For Film Fans Who Are Deaf

    The Showroom has become Sheffield’s first deaf friendly cinema – with subtitled movies every Monday and now a deaf volunteer with knowledge of sign and oral language. Adele Johnston will be performing the role every Monday from now on. She can use either BSL (British Sign Language) or lip reading to help customers.

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  • Making our Conversations Count

    Making our Conversations Count

    Sheffield City Council has released its report into adult social care for 2018 and say that although it has been ‘challenging’ due to a combination of financial cuts and increasing demand they are still making progress. It includes their ‘improvement plan’ for 2018-20.

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  • Interested in Being a Living Library Book?

    Interested in Being a Living Library Book?

    The University of Sheffield is holding a ‘Living Library’ for its social work students and is looking for people with either particular life experiences or experiences of social work services to become a ‘book’ for the afternoon of Friday the 24th May 2019 ( and at future dates ) and share their story with a small group of about 5 or 6 social work students.

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  • Can Technology Meet Your Social Care Needs?

    Can Technology Meet Your Social Care Needs?

    A group at researchers at Loughborough University wants to find out if recent advances in technology can be used to help more with people’s social care needs and enable independent living They are looking for disabled technology users to collaborate on starting a research project which will examine this.

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  • Tell The City What You Think About It!

    Tell The City What You Think About It!

    The Sheffield City Partnership want to hear your views on life in Sheffield. What’s good, what’s bad and what could be improved. This is your chance to give your views before the findings are presented at the State of Sheffield engagement event on 17th May.

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  • Massive Rise In Disability Assessment Complaints

    Massive Rise In Disability Assessment Complaints

    There has been an increase by more than 6,000% in complaints over assessments for disability benefits, shock new Government figures reveal, with a woman from Sheffield among those who have been forced to take action after cuts. Jennifer Jones had her benefits downgraded despite having ME, fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder.A week before a tribunal was to take place Jennifer was contacted by a DWP case manager who offered to restore her payment to their original levels.

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  • Plans that Work for Work

    Plans that Work for Work

    People with a learning disability are significantly less likely to be in paid employment than other people. A report by the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) North, the University of Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan University, found that many children and young people with a learning disability are not getting the support they need to get the education, training, and preparation for adulthood that they are entitled to. An Action Plan will follow and you can still get in touch to share your experiences of working, or trying to find work.

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  • Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    This is your chance to give your views on both Sheffield City Council’s new Home to School policy and the Post-16 policy. Please note the different deadlines for feedback.

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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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