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  • Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Local authorities across England need to ensure disabled people are at the heart of how their services operate says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. His latest report shares the learning from his investigations to help councils, and other local services meet their legal duties to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to access their services, whatever their needs.

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  • Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    New research by Leonard Cheshire paints a bleak picture of disabled people struggling to pay for essentials and concludes that disabled people must be prioritised for financial support.The charity wants the government to increase benefits in line with inflation, reverse proposed changes to the Warm Home Discount and provide better access to social care.

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  • Launch of the UN CRPD Shadow Report

    Launch of the UN CRPD Shadow Report

    UPDATE: Read the key findings and show your support by signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People Shadow Report . This report was put together by Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations led by Inclusion London. The deadline for signatures is 12pm on the 27th of March.

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  • #SpeakUp Small Grants Reports

    #SpeakUp Small Grants Reports

    Healthwatch Sheffield has been publishing the findings from their #SpeakUp small grants scheme, where local voluntary and community groups speak to the people they work with about their experiences with health and care services. Reports in November and December include the Burton St Foundation, Luv2MeetYou , Asperger’s Children and Carers Together, Autism Hope and Sheffield Voices, Disability Sheffield’s learning disability group.

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  • Sheffield REC Initial Findings

    Sheffield REC Initial Findings

    The Sheffield Race Equality Commission was established in Summer 2020 by Sheffield City Council to assess the nature, extent, causes and impact of racism and race inequality in Sheffield and to make recommendations for tackling them. Its interim report concludes that the state of racial equality in the city remains a significant problem for Sheffield.

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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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