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  • Work Capability Assessment Review

    Work Capability Assessment Review

    As part of the Government’s mission to support more people into work, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on changes to the Work Capability Assessment, following the landmark Health and Disability White Paper published earlier this year. The DWP is keen to hear views from a wide group of citizens, especially disabled people and disability organisations.

    The closing date is 30 October 2023

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Never Cycled Before But Would Like To?

    Never Cycled Before But Would Like To?

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our inclusive cycling project, is carrying out a review and would like to find out what they can do to encourage more people to engage with them. If you have never cycled with them before and have time to fill out their short survey it would be massively appreciated.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Disability Review Magazine's New Edition

    Disability Review Magazine's New Edition

    The publication promises informative articles, inspirational stories and life-improvement solutions. The latest Winter edition includes features that fall under their key categories of Employment & Education, Independent Living & Home Ownership, Motoring & Mobility, Travel & Leisure, the regular renowned Disability News Beat, and Disability Sport.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    The Department for Work and Pensions is reviewing many Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims lodged by D/deaf people since August 2020.The review will take account of an Upper Tribunal judgement which increased the numbers of D/deaf people obtaining the benefit. Applicants do not need to provide any further evidence or attend an assessment and awards will be backdated.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Have your say on where you vote. We reported earlier this year about the local campaign for accessible polling stations. Sheffield City Council is reviewing polling districts and want to make sure polling stations are in the right locations and have suitable facilities to make voting as easy as possible for everyone.They have already made some proposals and would like your feedback by 30 November.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • What does the Future of Direct Payments in Sheffield look like?

    What does the Future of Direct Payments in Sheffield look like?

    Disability Sheffield is looking for your experiences, views, knowledge and insights about direct payments in Sheffield to help develop good support and ways of working for people using direct payments. We want to gather information in several ways and we are looking for people to share with us a direct payment ‘diary’, attend focus groups, complete a survey and get involved in the project board .

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Living the Life You Want : Adult Social Care Review

    Sheffield City Council launches the start of their consultation today on their new Adult Social Care strategy for Sheffield over the next 5 to 10 years. Stage 1 of the review asks for your views on the proposed vision, principles and commitments of the strategy. “We don’t have all the answers. We need your wisdom, experience, and knowledge to help design our services in future. We want you to challenge our thinking, help look for solutions and really make adult social care in Sheffield the best it can be.“The consultation closes on November 29.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

    Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

    Sheffield Advocacy Hub, a partnership between Citizens Advice Sheffield, Cloverleaf Advocacy and Disability Sheffield is proud to present its annual review for 2018-19. As well as service user data the review includes stories from people who have used the advocacy service in their own words and outlines some of our important campaigning work carried out through the year. All Hub partners hold the Advocacy Quality and Performance Mark and follow the Advocacy Code of Practice.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Care Quality Commission Review of Sheffield Health and Social Care System Published

    A large scale review into the Sheffield Health and Social Care System for over 65s has been published detailing the problems faced by service users and making recommendations for improvement.

    FULL ARTICLE
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