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  • Cuts to more bus services ahead - how will this affect you?

    Cuts to more bus services ahead - how will this affect you?

    If you use public transport in the city then sadly we have been informed of another imminent round of cuts to many services. There is the opportunity to share how these cuts might impact you by joining a public meeting on Friday 22nd September, Friday 27th October and Tuesday 31st of October or sending feedback.

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  • Rail Ticket Offices Closures and Accessibility

    Rail Ticket Offices Closures and Accessibility

    The proposed closure of most rail ticket offices across the country is a concern for many disabled people. The picture is mixed across Sheffield and nearby destinations in terms of the impact. Read on to find out more about the proposed cuts and how to make your voice heard most effectively by the 1st of September.

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  • Potential Winter Power Cuts?

    Potential Winter Power Cuts?

    You may have heard in the media talk about possible power cuts this winter. In the background at Disability Sheffield, we have been following up on what the implications of this might be for disabled peoples’ lives. Whilst these cuts are unlikely, we hope some information will be helpful and prompt the most medically dependent to make some additional checks and preparations.

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  • Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    A group of children with special educational needs and their parents have launched a legal battle to challenge planned cuts which they say will affect them. The families from Surrey have taken their case to the High Court in a bid to stop their local council taking £21m off their budget for services to disabled children.

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  • Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefits disputes

    The extent to which government cuts have deprived disabled people of legal aid in disputes over their benefit payments is revealed in new official figures that show a 99% decline since 2011. As a result disabled people are now in “a weaker position to challenge inaccuracy and poor decision-making within government welfare systems.”

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  • Disability Rights UK raises Concerns with Minister over "hidden" Cuts

    DRUK has written to Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, asking for her response regarding three significant ‘hidden’ welfare benefit cuts.

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