Disability Sheffield
Zoom: A A A A Current Page  »  About  /  Blog/Latest News  /  Archive

Blog Archive

  • What About Me?

    What About Me?

    We are working in partnership with Sunderland People First and the University of Sheffield to carry out this research project . We are trying to find people with a learning disability and carers who look after people with a learning disability, who do not have a social care budget or any formal support. We can give you vouchers worth £45, to interview you online about what your lives look like.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    Family Carer Advocacy Resource

    The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has worked with family carers and advocacy partners (Bringing Us Together, Advonet, Cloverleaf, Warrington Speak Up and Pathways Associates) to produce a practical advocacy guide for family carers who have an adult relative who has a learning disability or is autistic and who have been or may be admitted to a mental health service.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Inclusion North Looking For Directors

    Inclusion North Looking For Directors

    Do you have a learning disability and have good ideas about how to make life better for people with a learning disability, autistic people and their families? If so you may wish to volunteer to be on Inclusion North’s Board of Directors. The closing date for applications is Friday September 8th.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Grooming is Not just a Comb

    Grooming is Not just a Comb

    The Speakup Team is asking what you think of when you hear the word ‘grooming.’ There are lots of ways someone may groom a person and build up a friendship and trust only to use that against them later. For learning disability week, check out this video, which talks about this difficult subject.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • We're Hiring a Project Support Worker

    We're Hiring a Project Support Worker

    We are looking to recruit a Project Support Worker. The successful applicant will be working in a small but busy team assisting with the day to day running of Sheffield Voices, our learning disability self-advocacy project. The closing date for applications to be received is 5pm 9th June 2023

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Understanding The Mental Capacity Act

    Understanding The Mental Capacity Act

    A free online event to help people with learning disabilities, autism and their families and friends understand the Mental Capacity Act is set to have two sessions on 6th and 20th June. It will explain clearly how rights are protected when important decisions are made, and what has to happen if, in the future, you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • We Speak, You Listen

    We Speak, You Listen

    Disability Sheffield’s learning disability and Autism group, Sheffield Voices, is holding their next ‘We Speak You Listen’ event at Hillsborough Arena on 17th March from 10am-2pm including lunch (provided).This month we will be creating drama, art and stories around the learning disability communities experiences in the Covid pandemic and discussing our human rights, all with a tie in to the red nose day event around the same theme.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • We Speak, You Listen

    We Speak, You Listen

    Sheffield Voices would like to announce their next, We Speak You Listen event at Hillsborough Arena on 18th November from 10-2pm. Sheffield Voices are working in partnership with Sheffield Health and Social Care and Healthwatch to find out what people want mental health services for people with learning disabilities and Autism to look like going forward.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup Self Advocacy are running some free Energy Saving Zoom workshop sessions in November for people with learning disabilities, autistic people and carers to explain how Smart Meters can help to save money on your Electricity and Gas Bills.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Pyjama Drama's Success Story

    Pyjama Drama's Success Story

    Catch up and get involved with a drama group with a difference celebrating their first anniversary.Pyjama Drama has helped to put Disability Sheffield’s learning disablity group, Sheffield Voices, on the map nationally as a self-advocacy group that is challenging assumptions and practices in a creative way and is looking for new members from November 2022.

    FULL ARTICLE
Page 1 of 8 Next

Blog Archive

Articles by Category

Articles by Tag

Articles by Date

* indicates required

Sign up to our latest news on local and national disability related issues and events

Recent Feedback    (We'd love to receive your feedback, please click here to add some)

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 :)
The service received was rated as:  

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
The service received was rated as:  

feedback training

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.
The service received was rated as:  

Ruth

A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
The service received was rated as:  

training feedback