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  • DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

    DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

    Campaigning group Disabled People Against Cuts has issued a report containing their concerns about the possibility of a universal basic income. Their report called ‘Solution or Illusion’ expresses reservations about the idea , which has supporters from across the political spectrum.

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  • Living Wages For Carers Petition

    Living Wages For Carers Petition

    A Sheffield organisation which supports relatives of adults with learning disabilities or autism has launched a petition calling for all employed carers to be paid the living wage.
    Families Lobbying And Advising Sheffield hopes to be able to gain the 10,000 signatures required for the petition to be responded to by the Government then the 100,000 for it to be discussed in Parliament.

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  • Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Guide Dogs has issued a reminder has issued a reminder about the right to ride with your guide dog in taxis after a blind BBC journalist won a discrimination case recently.The Equality Act 2010 states that taxi and minicab drivers must carry assistance dogs unless they have genuine health reasons not to do so and have a certificate of proof.

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  • Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub were represented at the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28 January by Debbie Sunday. Debbie composed and recited a moving piece, questioning how we support those displaced by genocide and war in making a new home. The theme of the Memorial Day this year was Torn from Home.

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  • Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    We are developing training for students who might need to employ a Workplace Personal Assistant when they graduate. We are seeking to recruit 3 advisors , who are current students or recent graduates of Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Sheffield , to help us develop the training. You will receive a one off £150 payment when the work is complete. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th February.

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  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

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  • Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young carers in Sheffield have set up a petition calling for free bus passes for young carers so they can undertake their caring responsibilities more easily, carry on with their education, training or employment, and have the chance to have a social life.The petition will be presented to the full council meeting on Wednesday February 6th.

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  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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  • Just Different in Verse

    Just Different in Verse

    Disabled people’s employment charity JustDifferent has published a poem describing the everyday experiences of one of their staff.The charity employs a team of workshop presenters who create and deliver workshops on a variety of disability and difference topics to school and businesses.

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  • Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    The Department for Work and Pensions is hosting an event on Friday 8th February (09:30 – 12:30) at Burton St Foundation to encourage local employers to become more Disability Confident and make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

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