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  • Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    The government is seeking views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.This would mean older adult care home providers could only use those staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccination (or those with a legitimate medical exemption) in line with government guidance.The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 21 May 2021.

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  • Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Although female life expectancy is higher than men in the UK, women on average spend less of their life in good health compared with men. Less is known about conditions that only affect women and women are diagnosed late or their conditions are overlooked. The government want to hear from as many women as possible from all ages and backgrounds about what you think works well and what needs to change.

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  • Have you been Affected by Food Poverty ?

    Have you been Affected by Food Poverty ?

    The Covid-19 crisis has pushed individuals and families into financial hardship and some people do not have enough money to afford to eat a nutritiously adequate diet. Sheffield City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee has set up a working group to look at Food Poverty in Sheffield. If you have been affected by food poverty you can let the Council know about your experience on their consultation hub until 14th March 2021 .

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  • Adult Social Care Consultation

    Adult Social Care Consultation

    Sheffield City Council is consulting about increasing the cost of living allowance for people living at home and paying contributions towards their care and support. They are keen to hear people’s views and feedback can be given in different ways. The consultation runs until 16 February 2021.

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  • Connecting Sheffield

    Connecting Sheffield

    Consultation on new transport projects in the city is starting soon. Sheffield City Council is launching a new project called ‘Connecting Sheffield’, which will focus on encouraging active travel and support the shift towards sustainable transport in and around the city. Disability Sheffield will be providing feedback so please get in touch with us if you’re interested in being involved.

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  • Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Sheffield City Council launches the start of their consultation today on their new Adult Social Care strategy for Sheffield over the next 5 to 10 years. Stage 1 of the review asks for your views on the proposed vision, principles and commitments of the strategy. “We don’t have all the answers. We need your wisdom, experience, and knowledge to help design our services in future. We want you to challenge our thinking, help look for solutions and really make adult social care in Sheffield the best it can be.“The consultation closes on November 29.

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  • Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Pavement parking often presents major challenges for disabled people, especially for people with visual impairments , wheelchair users and people who use mobility aids, leading to calls to make it illegal. After years of campaigning the Government has set up a consultation on whether pavement parking should be banned and local authorities given more powers to challenge those who do so.The consultation closes on 22 November 2020.

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  • Commission on Social Security's Consultation Call

    Commission on Social Security's Consultation Call

    The Commission On Social Security launched its 8 proposals to improve the benefits system on 12 August – with hundreds watching online. Now they are looking for more people to take part in their consultation about the proposals. The organisation was set up in May last year and all the commissioners are Experts By Experience, coming from claimant/user-led groups and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations.

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  • Join Online Consultation : 8 Ideas to Improve The Benefits System

    Join Online Consultation : 8 Ideas to Improve The Benefits System

    Everyone knows current welfare benefits are failing, but what would be a better approach? The Commission on Social Security ,set up by welfare system users to suggest ways in which it can be improved, has issued an invitation to an online event to discuss their proposals on Wednesday August 12 from 7 to 8.30pm. All the Commissioners are Experts by Experience. This means they each have lived experience of the benefits system and come from a range of claimant/user-led groups and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations.

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  • Wheels for Wellbeing Survey of Disabled Cyclists

    Wheels for Wellbeing Survey of Disabled Cyclists

    Wheels for Wellbeing is running its annual survey of disabled cyclists to find out about the latest needs and experiences of disabled people who cycle. The data they collect will be used to inform their ongoing policy and campaigning work, and will help to strengthen the voice of disabled cyclists in the UK.

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