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  • City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    The world’s first ever Dysarthria Awareness Day was held in Sheffield recently. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles used to talk are weak or a person has difficulty controlling them. It most often results in slurred slow speech. Among those taking part was Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn.

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  • Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    We’re saying Hello to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week! This year’s theme, ‘BSL in Our Hands’ is about children’s education and access to the languages of BSL and English from an early age. There’s also a new report from the RNID saying the way deaf people are valued, supported and communicated with in our society really does matter. It matters to us too.

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  • 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.

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  • New Adult Autism Support Hub

    New Adult Autism Support Hub

    Sheffield has a new Adult Autism Support Hub offering free support to autistic people, aged 16 and above, and their (informal) carers and families. The team is able to provide helpful information and advice and support you to connect with local community groups. You can also get involved in their ongoing co-production activities to help design the service.

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  • D/deaf Participants Needed for Research Video

    D/deaf Participants Needed for Research Video

    Sheffield University’s Faculty of Social Sciences are working with academics from the School of Education to create a video for a research project into how captions in films and TV could be changed to improve Deaf audiences’ viewing. They are looking for two people who identify as D/deaf and use BSL as their first language to appear in the video and you will be paid for your time.

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  • Contacting Service Providers Proves 'Daunting'

    Contacting Service Providers Proves 'Daunting'

    New research by Disability Rights UK reveals that almost three quarters of disabled people delay contacting essential service providers because they feel daunted by the process. This means they are missing out on much-needed support and important information. Could ‘Support Hub’ be the solution?

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  • Scrutinize the Housing and Neighbourhood Service

    Scrutinize the Housing and Neighbourhood Service

    Would you like to be part of a Scrutiny Panel or become a Mystery Shopper for Sheffield City Council?. By being involved as a volunteer you can help to measure the quality of their Housing and Neighbourhood Service and give your own feedback on the service you’ve received as a tenant.

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  • Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Are you a direct payments user? Do you have personal assistants (PAs)? And do you want to improve the service for yourself and for others? If so you could offer invaluable advice to Sheffield City Council in various ways to help shape a creative and flexible mix (or market) of care and support options in the city.

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  • First Past the Post Wins for Sheffield Voices

    First Past the Post Wins for Sheffield Voices

    It’s Absurde !! Our self advocacy group for adults with a learning disability and autistic adults, Sheffield Voices, is all a flutter after scooping £20,000 in the Ebor Festival Community sweepstake at York Races last weekend, which rewards charitable and community organisations across Yorkshire and acknowledges their hard work within the community.

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  • National Survey of Care Workers

    National Survey of Care Workers

    People working across adult social care are being encouraged to complete a new national Government survey which aims, for the first time, to capture the experiences of those working in adult social care, to support improvements over time. The survey is open to people working in any care-related role across all settings in adult social care, including personal assistants and employees in local authority adult social care departments.

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