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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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  • Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Throughout September, October and November Heart n Soul will be hosting free online events for people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people. It’s a season of live music, dance, art, baking poetry and radio.Their next event is a free online club night on Friday 24 September from 7pm.

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  • Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

    Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

    Are you interested in performing arts and being creative? If so you may like to become one of The Professors, a group of learning disabled and non disabled artists based at Weston Park Museum creating unique performances, films and exhibitions using their life experience to influence the content.

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  • Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Sheffield Voices is proud to announce we have secured funding from the Arts Council to run a self-advocacy drama group, Pyjama Drama. We are on the lookout for people with a learning disability who want to join us to come and make theatre about their experiences of being in lockdown during Covid.

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  • Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Learning disabilities self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices has called for change and expressed anger in a video after an autism and learning disability unit was closed to new admissions . A CQC report identified that The Firshill Rise unit was not safe or effective and people experienced harm because of a lack of protection, abusive incidents, restraint and seclusion.

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  • Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway have a range of new extra-curricular projects for children aged 6 – 16 with learning difficulties/disabilities or autism. There is something for everyone – from drama to fitness to technology.Sessions are best suited to children who can remain in one room for 45 minutes at a time and cost £3 per session.

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  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

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  • Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    The Guardian has reported on an inquest taking place at Sheffield Town Hall into the tragic death of a young woman with learning disabilities. Laura Booth stopped eating after she was admitted to the Royal Hallamshire hospital for a routine eye operation in October 2016 after her attempts at communication were, her family says, ignored by clinicians.

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  • All People with Learning Disabilities Prioritised for Covid Vaccinations

    All People with Learning Disabilities Prioritised for Covid Vaccinations

    The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations has confirmed that everyone with a learning disability will now be prioritised for vaccination under group 6.If you qualify you need to be on your GP’s learning disability register to make sure you are offered the vaccination in group 6.If you are not on the learning disability register and should be, then please give your GP surgery a week to get in touch then take further action to get on the register including contacting us if need be for further information.

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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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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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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

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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