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  • African Women's Experiences of Healthcare in Sheffield

    African Women's Experiences of Healthcare in Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield has worked with United Women’s Affiliation to explore the barriers facing African women living in underprivileged communities in Sheffield. Find out what African women said and the changes they’d like to see in their #SpeakUp report.

  • Grooming is Not just a Comb

    Grooming is Not just a Comb

    The Speakup Team is asking what you think of when you hear the word ‘grooming.’ There are lots of ways someone may groom a person and build up a friendship and trust only to use that against them later. For learning disability week, check out this video, which talks about this difficult subject.

  • Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup Self Advocacy are running some free Energy Saving Zoom workshop sessions in November for people with learning disabilities, autistic people and carers to explain how Smart Meters can help to save money on your Electricity and Gas Bills.

  • Speak Up for ME and Fibromyalgia

    Speak Up for ME and Fibromyalgia

    25% of people with ME/CFS are severely ill, leaving them housebound or bedbound.Funded by a Healthwatch Sheffield #SpeakUp Grant, Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group are conducting a survey and focus groups to help improve access to health and social care support for people living with the conditions.

  • #Speak Up Grant Applications Now Open

    #Speak Up Grant Applications Now Open

    This year Sheffield Healthwatch are looking for 5 voluntary or community sector groups or organisations to work with them on projects which will help take people’s views and experiences to decision makers in Sheffield. The scheme offers fewer grants than before, but each one has more funding ( £2,000) and a greater level of support from the Sheffield Healthwatch team.

  • #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.

  • Ask, Listen, Do

    Ask, Listen, Do

    If you work for an organisation which supports people with a learning disability or autism, do you have a way for the people you support to give feedback, raise a concern, or make a complaint? “Ask Listen Do” is a good way of helping people speak up and could also help your service improve. The templates and leaflets are available for free from Speak Up.

  • Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Did you know that if you’re disabled you can go on a Priority Services Register for water as well as for energy companies? It’s easy to join and offers help such as bills in alternative formats, prioriy support during planned works or interruption of your supply, help with meter reading or to manage your account.South Yorkshire self-advocacy group Speakup are working with Yorkshire Water to encourage people with learning disabilites and autism to register and are also supporting the rollout of Smart Meters.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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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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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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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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