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  • Under The Stars and On Stage

    Under The Stars and On Stage

    Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

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  • What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

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  • Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Our Sheffied Voices self-advocacy drama group has developed a play ‘Welcome to Sunny Smiles Care Home’ about the best ( or possibly the Worst ! ) care home around…. which we are showcasing on 4th May at 5.30pm to 6.30 pm at the Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row Sheffield. If you have a learning disability and want to learns some acting skills we are also looking for new participants for our next adventure starting on 13th May.

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  • Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving is a human rights-based campaign, with associated network meetings, hosted by Choice Support. They believe people with learning disabilities and/or autism should be able to enjoy the same sexual and romantic freedoms as everyone else.Check out their blogs, podcasts and guides.

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  • Free Health Training

    Free Health Training

    Free health training for people with a Learning Disability or Autism and their families and parents is available online during March using Zoom. It is about understanding the 4 Major Health Issues – epilepsy, dysphagia, sepsis and constipation.

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  • Let’s Get Digital

    Let’s Get Digital

    This free event is for people with learning disabilities, support workers and family who want to get connected or need some help understanding the equipment they already have.Come along to The Workstation Sheffield on the 11th March 2022 at 12noon and meet some great people who can help you get up and running with either your own computer or help you to start thinking about getting online.

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  • Ask, Listen, Do

    Ask, Listen, Do

    If you work for an organisation which supports people with a learning disability or autism, do you have a way for the people you support to give feedback, raise a concern, or make a complaint? “Ask Listen Do” is a good way of helping people speak up and could also help your service improve. The templates and leaflets are available for free from Speak Up.

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  • Lived Experience Roles

    Lived Experience Roles

    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust provide a range of mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services to the people of Sheffield.The Trust is delivering a series of human rights training for their staff and are seeking people with lived experience of their service to coproduce and co-deliver the training modules. The lived experience roles are available as paid or volunteer roles.

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  • Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

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  • Weight For It...

    Weight For It...

    Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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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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