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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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  • Have your Say on Sheffield's Inclusion Strategy: Survey for Parents and Carers

    Have your Say on Sheffield's Inclusion Strategy: Survey for Parents and Carers

    If you are a parent or carer of a child with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) then Sheffield City Council would like your help to develop their new Inclusion Strategy for Sheffield. The survey is open until Sunday 22 September 2019

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  • NHS Sheffield CCG's AGM

    An invitation has gone out from the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group to attend their Annual General Meeting on Thursday July 11th from 2to 4pm to hear what the CCG has achieved over the past year, its challenges and plans for the future. The theme for this year is discussing your ideas for how to improve the health of the people of Sheffield, by providing more services closer to home.

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  • Thank You for a Barrel of Fun and Fundraising

    We’ve totted up the money and the final figure for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Fundraising event was an amazing £400!! Once again a massive thank you from everyone at Disability Sheffield to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown, their wonderful landlady Steph Tate and her fab team, the stallholders, our amazing volunteers, staff members and trustees, all of whom helped to raise the profile of Disability Sheffield whilst generating much-appreciated funds.

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  • Are We Disturbing You Facebook?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is looking for examples of people being blocked from social media site Facebook because of their disability, following a row over pictures of a wheelchair-using model being banned and a telephone conversation in which an employee suggested that pictures of disabled people are ‘disturbing’.

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  • Experiences of Health and Care in Sheffield's Trans Community

    Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with SAYiT and Transactive have published a report detailing the experiences of health and care in Sheffield’s trans community. The report details a range of issues including waiting times, fear of stigma and a lack of awareness of gender identity within health and care settings.

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  • Haven't got your poll card? Register to vote now!

    Poll cards for the local elections on the 2nd May have now been posted out to everyone who is registered to vote. If you haven’t received your poll card, this could mean that you haven’t registered to vote and won’t be able to have your say. You will need to register by 12th April to be able to vote.

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  • Do You Have Plans For Disabled Access Day?

    Check out “What’s On” during Disabled Access Day which takes place on Saturday 16th March . The event – the fourth – is designed to celebrate those places which have made the effort to ensure that everyone can visit them and use the facilities.Disabled Access Day has quadrupled in size since the first one and has major attractions such as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral signed up to it as well as many museums, galleries, other attractions and businesses.

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  • Rotherham Jobs Fair

    Looking for work? Well there are over 20 employers searching for new staff who will be happy to hear from you. They will be gathering together at Rotherham Jobs Fair, taking place at the Aesseal New York Stadium, Don Street, S60 1AH on Friday 15th March 2019 , from 10am to 1pm.

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  • Become a Member of the Disability Football Development Group

    The Football Association have made a £1.5 million investment into disability football across the country with the goal of encouraging people to engage more with the sport. The County FA is particularly keen on involving players, parents and carers who would like to take part in a football development group for the region.

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