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  • Time to Act

    Time to Act

    This briefing paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research examines the impact of the pandemic, following decades of increasing regional inequalities, on the lives of disabled people across the north of England.Their conclusions emphasise that now is the time for policymakers to act and ensure that disabled people have equal access to opportunity across the North and the rest of the UK.

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  • Young People's Experiences of Covid

    Young People's Experiences of Covid

    Sheffield City Council has published a report of findings from its survey with Sheffield’s children and young people on their experiences of coronavirus and life in lockdown.It was recognised that although young people are less likely to get seriously ill from the virus, the pandemic will still have had a profound effect on their lives in many other ways.

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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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  • 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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  • Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

    Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) funded research report on the state of the DPO sector in England. This research has been carried out by 8 Regional DPOs ( including Disability Sheffield for South Yorkshire and Humberside )under the co-ordination of Inclusion London and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance.

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  • Now is the Time

    Now is the Time

    In anticipation of the publication of the government’s Strategy for Disabled People, the Centre for Social Justice Disability Commission has published their ‘Now is the Time’ report, which sets out ambitious and transformative recommendations across employment, education, housing, transport and access to goods and services to support the ability of disabled people to live independently.

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  • The Mental Health Journey

    The Mental Health Journey

    People in Sheffield have shared their stories of mental health support in the city with Healthwatch Sheffield and Sheffield Flourish. You can read their individual stories about what worked well and what needs to improve and see recommendations for mental health service providers in this new report.

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  • Call For Action To Prove That We Belong

    Call For Action To Prove That We Belong

    For many disabled people a feeling that we are not allowed to play a full part in society holds us back. But a campaign started last autumn insists that ‘We Belong’ and says it loudly and proudly . After consulting widely, Disability Rights UK’s newly published ‘We Belong’ report forms the basis of their submission to the Government’s consultation on its National Strategy for Disabled People and calls for radical change.

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  • Disabled People 'Abandoned' During Covid-19 Crisis Report Claims

    Disabled People 'Abandoned' During Covid-19 Crisis Report Claims

    A report by Inclusion London , a leading disability organisation, claims that discrimination has increased during the last few months as people’s needs have been pushed to one side by government and major organisations. The report concludes that “the government needs to make it a priority to understand the needs of disabled people and give serious consideration to their findings and recommendations. It is also vital that Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and disabled people are involved in developing and planning policies that affect us at local, regional and national levels.”

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Annual Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield Annual Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield has released its annual report for 2019-20, looking back on the work it did before the Covid-19 crisis struck and reflecting on the early impact of the pandemic for local people. The organisation is an independent consumer watchdog for health and social care services, which aims to help adults, children and young people influence and improve services.

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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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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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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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