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  • Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Skills for Care are working with Skills for Health, the National Autistic Society and Opening Minds Consultancy to develop a ‘core capabilities framework’ about autism. They are holding 2 co-production sessions in Sheffield on January 21st for paid staff who support autistic people ( AM ) and for people with lived experience of autism ( PM ).Skills for Care will use what you tell them to shape the new framework so that public services can ensure their staff deliver their services in the way that autistic people need. It will also help services to train their staff properly.

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  • Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    If you want to get involved in a new group making Health & Social Care Services work better for people in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield are holding three information sessions in January to recruit people who use health and social care services, their families and carers. Please book a place by 22nd December.

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  • National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    Following shocking revelations of £15.3 million in bonuses paid out to top executives at Motability Operations and questions raised by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Treasury select committees, the report considers the Motability scheme’s customer offer and performance; the scheme’s financial model, its impact and profitability; and the governance of the scheme and remuneration of Motability Operations’ senior management.

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  • Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    60 extraordinary people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make society better for everyone are being celebrated in Dimensions’ annual leaders list.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield – your local consumer watchdog for health and social care services – has published its latest newsletter, which includes a reminder that voluntary and community groups will be to apply from 19 December for their #Speak Up grant, to receive up to £500 to carry out creative and impactful engagement work within communities.

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  • Have Your Say On The Council Budget

    Have Your Say On The Council Budget

    You are invited to take part in a consultation about Sheffield City Council’s spending. The council is planning to set a budget and council tax rates in March and April next year and wants to hear your views before then. The consultation closes on January 11 2019.

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  • Groups Team Up For Ambitious Christmas Event

    Groups Team Up For Ambitious Christmas Event

    Specialist keyworkers for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Sheffield have teamed up to host a Christmas event aimed at helping individuals find their vocation. Big Ambitions and Mencap will be co-hosting the event on Thursday 13th December between 12pm-2pm at the Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS.

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  • Tell the CQC All About Your Care

    Tell the CQC All About Your Care

    Disabled people and people living with a long-term health condition are being asked to rate their treatment by health and social care services in a survey set up by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC plan to shape future policy with the information captured in this survey.

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  • New Stroke Rehab And Assessment Centre Opens

    New Stroke Rehab And Assessment Centre Opens

    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, MP, has officially opened the new Stroke Pathway Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre at Norfolk Park.The Minister was joined by staff and patients at an official ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the centre, which ensures patients who are not able to be discharged straight home from hospital receive specialist rehabilitative support, 24 hours a day, at a critical point in their recovery.

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  • A Wide Spectrum Of Talents For Christmas Musical

    A Wide Spectrum Of Talents For Christmas Musical

    Spectrum Theatre Company, an integrated group which contains both autistic and neurotypical talents has launched its Christmas show – a musical entitled Sterling Silver, which is set in Sheffield almost a century ago and tells the story of how buffer girl, Lizzie, and Daniel, heir to Thornton’s cutlery, fall for each other at a time when such things aren’t supposed to happen.

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