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  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

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  • Are We Disturbing You Facebook?

    Are We Disturbing You Facebook?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is looking for examples of people being blocked from social media site Facebook because of their disability, following a row over pictures of a wheelchair-using model being banned and a telephone conversation in which an employee suggested that pictures of disabled people are ‘disturbing’.

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  • How's Your Body Image?

    How's Your Body Image?

    Having a poor body image is a problem for many disabled people – but a new campaign aims to help us accentuate the positive. Trailblazers has been launched following the Government’s body confidence report, which said: “Poor body image is not just a problem for individuals. It is an equalities issue, limiting the opportunities and rewards on offer to some sections of society.”

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  • MPs Back Model's Campaign Against Online Abuse

    MPs Back Model's Campaign Against Online Abuse

    Model Katie Price’s campaign to make online abuse towards disabled people a criminal offence has won the backing of MPs after more than 220,000 people signed her petition. Following an inquiry the Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee said “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.”

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  • Campaigning Workshop for Carers

    Campaigning Workshop for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre is holding a free workshop on Thursday February 7th, from 10.30am to 2.30pm to make carers more aware of their legal rights and enable them to plan campaigns. The workshop will cover what people are entitled to under the Care Act 2014, how to plan a campaign and influence local decision makers and how to use traditional and social medias to bring about the change you want to see.

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  • SNAP Seeks your Experiences of Low Pay and Insecure Work in Sheffield

    SNAP Seeks your Experiences of Low Pay and Insecure Work in Sheffield

    Sheffield Trades Union Council has commissioned researchers from Middlesex,Staffordshire Universities and Sheffield Hallam University to undertake research to support the Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise campaign. The research will focus on and seek to capture the experiences of people, including disabled people, who are or have been in low paid and insecure employment (zero hours contracts, temporary and part time work) plus any impact on claiming benefits, including Universal Credit. A focus group for disabled people is planned for w/c 16 April if you would like to take part.

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  • End 15 minute Care Calls

    End 15 minute Care Calls

    ‘Flying’ visits continue despite statutory guidance within the Care Act 2014 stating ‘short home-care visits of 15 minutes or less are not appropriate for people who need support with intimate care needs’. See how many people get 15 minute visits in your area and ask Jeremy Hunt to demand more is done.

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  • National Disabled People’s Summit

    National Disabled People’s Summit

    As part of a campaign to co-ordinate resistance against Government austerity policies this national summit will take place at the NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD on Saturday November 4 from 11am-4.30pm.

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  • Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    A Sheffield charity, Sparkle, has launched a campaign and petition to try and ensure autistic children get the right form of education, claiming that Sheffield City Council has been putting finances before needs.

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  • Southern Health NHS Trust Guilty Verdict

    Southern Health NHS Trust Guilty Verdict

    After a 4 year justice campaign Southern Health Trust has finally pleaded guilty in court for its failings in the case of 18-year-old Connor, a patient under their care, who drowned in a bath while having an epileptic seizure at the now-closed Slade House in Oxford in 2013.

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