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  • Documentary On Preventable Deaths Planned

    Documentary On Preventable Deaths Planned

    Channel 4’s Dispatches series is doing a documentary on preventable deaths among people with learning disabilities with the producers wanting to speak to those who have had a bad experience in hospital/a social care setting and families who have lost a loved one with a learning disability

    The team creating the documentary are also keen to have people with learning disabilities involved in the filming and production of the programme in paid roles.

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  • Inclusion North News

    Inclusion North News

    Inclusion North, an organisation set up to help people with learning disabilities and autism and their families feel more included in society, have released another edition of their news bulletin. It’s full of exciting news for people with learning disabilities or autism.

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  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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  • NHS Easy Read Newsletter

    NHS Easy Read Newsletter

    The NHS England Easy Read Newsletter, designed for people with autism or learning disabilities and focusing on serious health issues, has produced its Winter edition.The NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Engagement Team is also looking for people to get involved in the newsletter and their work

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  • 'Treat Me Well' in Hospital Campaign Call By Mencap

    'Treat Me Well' in Hospital Campaign Call By Mencap

    Mencap has launched a national campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with learning disabilities in hospital and is looking for local people to tell of their experiences. If you have a learning disability and want to give your views and suggestions for improvement please complete the Sheffield Treat Me Well hospital survey produced by Sheffield Mencap and Gateway’s Hospital Campaign Group.

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  • Could your Organisation be a Partner in the NHS Membership Project ?

    Could your Organisation be a Partner in the NHS Membership Project ?

    If your organisation supports people with learning disabilities you may wish to complete CHANGE’s survey and get involved in this health initiative.

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  • Planning Your Future - An Introduction to Integrated Personal Commissioning

    Planning Your Future - An Introduction to Integrated Personal Commissioning

    CHANGE are hosting a series of sessions about Integrated Personal Commissioning for people with learning disabilities who have an interest in or experience of Personal Budgets.

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  • Funds to Improve Housing for People with Learning Disabilities Announced

    Funds to Improve Housing for People with Learning Disabilities Announced

    Sheffield has been awarded a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

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  • Give Your Views on the Care and Treatment Review Policy

    Care and Treatment Reviews are for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who are in learning disability and mental health hospitals, and for people at risk of going into one. The NHS are asking individuals, groups and organisations they work with for their comments and opinions. The closing date for feedback is 19 September 2016.

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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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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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Andrew Crooks

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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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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Ruth