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  • New Adult Autism Support Hub

    New Adult Autism Support Hub

    Sheffield has a new Adult Autism Support Hub offering free support to autistic people, aged 16 and above, and their (informal) carers and families. The team is able to provide helpful information and advice and support you to connect with local community groups. You can also get involved in their ongoing co-production activities to help design the service.

  • Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has worked with family carers and advocacy partners (Bringing Us Together, Advonet, Cloverleaf, Warrington Speak Up and Pathways Associates) to produce a practical advocacy guide for family carers who have an adult relative who has a learning disability or is autistic and who have been or may be admitted to a mental health service.

  • Inclusion North Looking For Directors

    Inclusion North Looking For Directors

    Do you have a learning disability and have good ideas about how to make life better for people with a learning disability, autistic people and their families? If so you may wish to volunteer to be on Inclusion North’s Board of Directors. The closing date for applications is Friday September 8th.

  • Getting the Benefits You Deserve

    Getting the Benefits You Deserve

    The Sheffield Autism Partnership Network, which aims to build a better Sheffield for people with autism, recently held a network session on access to benefits and produced a document, Getting the Benefits You Deserve. It’s about applying for a Personal Independence Payment and what to do if your application is turned down.

  • Vision to Reality

    Vision to Reality

    The National Autistic Society has launched a new Vision to Reality strategy for 2023 to 2026. Guided by the Moonshot Vision, it outlines the beliefs, ambitions and priorities that will guide their work and sets out the role of the National Autistic Society in creating a society that works for autistic people.

  • We're Hiring a Project Support Worker

    We're Hiring a Project Support Worker

    We are looking to recruit a Project Support Worker. The successful applicant will be working in a small but busy team assisting with the day to day running of Sheffield Voices, our learning disability self-advocacy project. The closing date for applications to be received is 5pm 9th June 2023

  • All Age Autism Strategy Consultation

    All Age Autism Strategy Consultation

    The Autism Partnership Board is inviting your views on their draft All Age Autism Strategy for Sheffield. You can give your views on the strategy by completing an online survey or attend a feedback session on 28 Feb or 1 March. The consultation runs until 24 March 2023

  • Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers Throughout March

    Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers Throughout March

    If you employ your own Personal Assistant(s) and want to further their skills and knowledge or improve your own understanding of your roles and responsibilities as an Individual Employer, then we have four great training sessions for you to enjoy for free this March.

  • Now I Know

    Now I Know

    Melissa Simmonds, the Adult Autism Project Coordinator and Sheffield Autism Partnership Network Coordinator at Voluntary Action Sheffield was invited to be one of six people to take part in the National Autistic Society’s Now I Know campaign to highlight the experiences of Autistic women and non-binary people.

  • We Speak, You Listen

    We Speak, You Listen

    Sheffield Voices would like to announce their next, We Speak You Listen event at Hillsborough Arena on 18th November from 10-2pm. Sheffield Voices are working in partnership with Sheffield Health and Social Care and Healthwatch to find out what people want mental health services for people with learning disabilities and Autism to look like going forward.

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