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  • Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Sheffield Voices is proud to announce we have secured funding from the Arts Council to run a self-advocacy drama group, Pyjama Drama. We are on the lookout for people with a learning disability who want to join us to come and make theatre about their experiences of being in lockdown during Covid.

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  • Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Learning disabilities self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices has called for change and expressed anger in a video after an autism and learning disability unit was closed to new admissions . A CQC report identied that The Firshill Rise unit was not safe or effective and people experienced harm because of a lack of protection, abusive incidents, restraint and seclusion.

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  • Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway have a range of new extra-curricular projects for children aged 6 – 16 with learning difficulties/disabilities or autism. There is something for everyone – from drama to fitness to technology.Sessions are best suited to children who can remain in one room for 45 minutes at a time and cost £3 per session.

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  • Free PPE to Collect

    Free PPE to Collect

    Anyone providing unpaid care and support to an adult with a disability or long term impairment, including a learning disability and/or autistim, living in a different household, can now obtain free PPE from one of the seven main family centres in the city. The packs contain: face masks, shields, aprons and gloves.This provision is in line with updated government guidance which includes information on washing hands, use of PPE, and respiratory hygiene.

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  • New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    Autistic job seekers are among the most disadvantaged, with just 22% of people with autism in full-time paid employment, the lowest of all disabled groups. The charities Ambitious about Autism and The Autism Education Trust have launched their Transition to Employment Toolkit to support disadvantaged autistic young people into the job market, following the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

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  • Wellbeing Workshops For Young Autistic Women

    Wellbeing Workshops For  Young Autistic Women

    Young women who have autism are invited to take part in a new series of free online sessions starting on June 8th to July 13th designed to improve wellbeing and creativity. The workshops offered by Access Space will help participants explore and practice techniques such as breath work and meditation and will also give the chance to share experience.

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  • Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Are you are you a parent/carer of a child or young person with autism or other neurodevelopment needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)? If so you may be interested in a workshop taking place on Tuesday 23rd March designed to focus on improving neurodevelopmental services in the Sheffield area.

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  • Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    The charity In Control has set up a survey to look at the delivery support tools for personal health budgets, focusing on the legal ‘Right to Have’. It will help the NHS understand how helpful / inclusive the tools are to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people are included in the legal ‘Right to Have’. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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  • Artworks Competition

    Artworks Competition

    ArtWorks Together is an international competition,established by ArtWorks South Yorkshire, offering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to gain the recognition they deserve. There are cash prizes for the winning entries and selected submissions will be exhibited at Wentworth Woodhouse. Entry closes on 12 February 2021

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