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  • Racial Equality Hearing Dates

    Racial Equality  Hearing Dates

    The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and race inequality in the City .The Commission’s programme of hearings starts again this month with events live streamed and available online for all to watch for free including the Health Hearing Day on 13 May.

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  • Hope for the Future

    Hope for the Future

    The College of Medicine was founded in 2010 to reform healthcare so that it works for everyone in a way that’s inclusive, progressive and compassionate. The College wants to redefine medicine beyond pills and procedures, to reconnect practitioners with patients, people with their environment and use both conventional and non-conventional approaches to health. Their new manifesto, Hope for the Future, is their vision for better healthcare in the next decade.

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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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  • Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    The charity In Control has set up a survey to look at the delivery support tools for personal health budgets, focusing on the legal ‘Right to Have’. It will help the NHS understand how helpful / inclusive the tools are to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people are included in the legal ‘Right to Have’. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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  • Join our Healthy Lifestyle Group

    Join our Healthy Lifestyle Group

    Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle but aren’t sure how to get started and keep up the good work once you have managed to get going? Disability Sheffield is here to help you by offering a new online, peer-led group for disabled people who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. The group is open to all disabled people, including people with learning disabilities and autism and takes place every Friday at 10am for one hour on Zoom. The last session is on Friday 13 November and we hope to offer another course in the New Year.

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  • Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Two on-line workshops delivered via Zoom have been announced for service users and carers, during which SHSC want to explore how you would like to see them working together more closely with service users and carers/young carers. The feedback from the workshops will help guide SHSC to better co-produce the Trust’s strategies as well as improving the services and care they offer. The workshops will be running online on Thursday 9 July 10am–12 pm and Friday 10 July 2 pm–4 pm if you’d like to take part.

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  • Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a draft strategy for Sheffield which looks creatively at how people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum
    condition can be supported to have the best possible physical health and live longer and healthier lives. As part of finalising the strategy the CCG has launched a survey asking for your views, which closes on 7 August 2020.

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  • Be Mindful of Your Health and Wellbeing

    Be Mindful of  Your Health and Wellbeing

    During the Coronavirus pandemic it can be difficult to ensure you are staying healthy both physically and mentally. That is why a number of organisations are producing useful resources to help you and here are a few more you may find interesting offering free sessions and podcasts, including the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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  • Self Care Toolkit

    Self Care Toolkit

    This Toolkit is a relaunched version of the Self Care Library, commissioned by the UK Department of Health as a free service giving sensible advice to everyone on what to do to help yourself and manage certain conditions.It comes with a recommendation to always seek medical advice for relevant diagnoses, prescriptions and other treatment plans.

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  • Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    As the Coronavirus situation continues and people are spending most of their time indoors, people are asking what they can do to keep healthy and boost their immune system. As well as keeping physically active, managing your stress levels and getting enough sleep, what you eat plays a large part in keeping healthy. Vitamins and minerals in certain foods can help.

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