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  • Share Your Care Experiences In Video Case Studies

    Share Your Care Experiences In Video Case Studies

    The Care Quality Commission is looking for people willing to be seen on screen talking about their experiences of care, as part of a new year-long campaign.Case studies of people’s experiences of care always play a vitally important part of their campaigns, with stories from a diverse range of people – including people working in health and social care settings.

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  • Sheffield's New 'Care at Night' Service

    Sheffield's New 'Care at Night' Service

    The new ‘Care at Night’ service developed collaboratively between Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launches on May 6th. The collaboration aims to deliver person centred care through a jointly funded service.

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  • Have Your Say on New Priorities In NHS Long Term Plan

    Have Your Say on New Priorities In NHS Long Term Plan

    The NHS Long Term Plan – details of which have been announced this week – was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. Local organisation Healthwatch Sheffield is set to offer the public the chance to have their say and help shape implementation of the plan.

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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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  • Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    In 2017, Healthwatch Sheffield launched #SpeakUp Small Grants aimed at local not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community groups, to enable them to run projects that help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield. DAWS Community Gym held an ‘Ampu Tea & Chat’ session to obtain feedback from service users at Northern General Hospital’s Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre.

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  • Changes To Respite Care For Children Consultation

    Changes To Respite Care For Children Consultation

    The Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are planning to make changes to children’s NHS short breaks services (respite care) for children with complex health needs. Their online survey is open until 28 March if you wish to give your views.

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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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  • Accountable Care Organisations: what are they all about?

    Accountable Care Organisations: what are they all about?

    The next Healthwatch Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Forum event is next Thursday 14th September,10-12noon at Voluntary Action Sheffield All representatives of voluntary, community and faith sector groups across Sheffield are all welcome.

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  • TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster

    TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster

    Think Local, Act Personal’s new plain English guide to the most commonly used health and social care words and phrases and what they mean.

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  • Care at Home in Sheffield Survey

    Care at Home in Sheffield Survey

    Healthwatch Sheffield is carrying out a survey of care at home following a recent report from Sheffield City Council called “Independent, Safe and Well”, which shows that people in Sheffield are less happy with their care and support than in the Yorkshire and Humber region and nationally.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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