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  • Get On Course with FACES

    Get On Course with FACES

    Family, Adult and Community Education Service – FACES – is part of Sheffield City Council and delivers adult learning courses in community settings across the city for adults aged 19 years and over.Representavies of FACES will be at Parkwood E-Act Academy, on Longley Avenue West, S5 8UL on Thursday 21st October from 3.30pm if you’d like to have a chat about courses.

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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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  • Writing Happiness

    Writing Happiness

    Applications are now open for a free online creative writing development course funded by Arts Council England. The course is entitled ‘Writing Happiness – Writing Back Joyfully’ and is run by and for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers, including people with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses. The closing date for applications is 30th September

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  • Disability Equality Training from the Experts!

    Disability Equality Training from the Experts!

    Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices Learning Disability group offer a range of affordable training designed and delivered by people with a lived experience of disability. This is what makes our training unique and interesting. Our training can be bespoke to meet the needs of your team and can take place either online or face to face.

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  • Tips For Maintaining Better Health

    Tips For Maintaining Better Health

    Put on a few pounds during lockdown? Now that things are starting to get back to normal following the coronavirus crisis, you may be thinking of ways to stay as healthy as possible. Well Sheffield City Council would like to help you do this and has launched the Better Health Sheffield website with videos, lists of tips and contact details for people and groups who can help you.

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  • Free Bags of Taste to your Home

    Free Bags of Taste to your Home

    If you are unemployed or receiving benefits and struggle with food costs Bags of Taste can help you to cook healthy meals from scratch to improve your diet and finances. You will get a course ingredients bag and materials, sufficient for 7 meals, delivered free to your home.The next start dates are 6th, 13th & 20th September and courses are run throughout the year.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield has published its annual report for 2020-21, which gave them the chance to reflect on what was a difficult year for most and a year like no other. The organisation says that they have achieved some real highlights and spoken up for Sheffield’s communities where they could, but there’s lots that they still hope to do.

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  • Leisure Time Sessions Returning

    Leisure Time Sessions Returning

    A fun and friendly group which organises leisure events for disabled people has restarted and there are hopes for expansion once Covid-19 regulations loosen up. The ‘Leisure Time’ sessions take place at Concord Sports Centre” on Friday mornings from 10.30-12.30 and costs £3.00 (carers free ).

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  • Time for a Special Thank You to All our Volunteers

    Time for a Special Thank You to All our Volunteers

    During ‘Volunteers’ Week’( 1 – 7 June ) we are proud to be celebrating the contribution of our volunteers to the work of Disability Sheffield – whether that is with Sheffield Cycling 4 All, Sheffield Voices, delivering PPE, our advocacy and information service, engagement and influence work or as a trustee. Particularly during the past year of the pandemic we would not have been able to support and engage with so many disabled people without them.

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  • Young People Can Get Ahead

    Young People Can Get Ahead

    The latest edition of Disability Rights UK’s ‘Get Ahead’ newsletter co-edited with and for young people is now available to download from their website. This edition includes tales from lockdown, the Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline, upcoming webinar opportunities for budding artists and games and art reviews from students.

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