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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Sheffield is the 57th most deprived local authority in England says a new report – which counts rates of health and disability among its factors. The Indices Of Deprivation 2019 is the follow-up to similar reports from 2015 and 2010. Other factors considered are income, employment, education and training, barriers to housing and services, crime and the living environment.

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  • Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    This petition asks the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock to solve the crisis in Social Care,pointing out that this issue is just as important as Brexit, if not more so. Chris Sterry, a local carer, highlights the wider impact of the delay to the Green Paper on Social Care on health services and the health of carers.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose have announced their latest dates for their August and September 2019 walks, which will be taking place in Firth Park. Walking for Purpose offers jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

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  • Make your Mark on the Health of Sheffield

    Make your Mark on the Health of Sheffield

    Many of you will know that as well as the seven individual hubs that advise the Council, the Equality Hub Network also runs a number of intersectional/ cross-hub working groups which aim to get to grips with issues of common concern in the city. The Health Working Group meets quarterly and is in need of some new members, particularly as this is a major priority for nearly all the hubs and an extremely important area of work for the Council and city partners.

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  • Plans To Improve Health And Wellbeing

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has just released its new five-year strategy aimed at improving the health adn wellbeing of the city’s population. The strategy includes a detailed plan for tackling health inequalities for people in the city who are worst off and have been disproportionately affected by continuing austerity.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose has launched its 8th block of walks which started on 3rd April and will run until 5th June 2019 delivering the project in Firvale and Stocksbridge for the first time offering jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

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  • Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Project Chainge, a new initiative from cycling podcast The HKT Podcast, aims to raise £2,000 to buy specially adapted bikes to support children and adults with various difficulties and disabilities for Sheffield Cycling 4 All and the Mental Health Cycling Project.

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  • Budget 2018 Overview

    Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has summarised the key points of the Budget 2018 for disabled people if you wish to see an overview. As a ‘no deal Brexit’ is still a possibility next March’s Spring Statement could be upgraded to a full Budget – this could mean that some of the Budget 2018 proposals detailed could be amended.

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  • 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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