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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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  • Dementia Strategy Survey

    Dementia Strategy Survey

    In order to keep talking to people living with dementia, their families, and supporters the partnership organisations working together to improve the lives of people living with dementia would like to find out how well the Dementia Strategy in Sheffield is meeting needs. If you are affected by dementia please take just a few minutes to answer a few questions in this survey.

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  • Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

    Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

    Disability Rights UK Our Voices, a group of organisations run by and for disabled people, including Disability Sheffield, is calling on the government to delay the Disability Strategy. The group has sent a letter to highlight their serious concerns about both the timetable and the methods used to engage with disabled people and their organisations. The Government have “listened to concerns and extended the deadline for contributions to be woven into the strategy to 28 February “.

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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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  • Disability Unit Survey

    Disability Unit Survey

    The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a national strategy for disabled people. Publication is planned for Spring 2021. To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, the Disability Unit has issued a survey hoping to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

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  • Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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  • Plans To Improve Health And Wellbeing

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has just released its new five-year strategy aimed at improving the health adn wellbeing of the city’s population. The strategy includes a detailed plan for tackling health inequalities for people in the city who are worst off and have been disproportionately affected by continuing austerity.

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  • The Young Carer, Parent and Adult Carer Strategy Update August 2017

    Sheffield City Council has produced a “You Said, We Did Update” to the strategy to show how they have acted upon carers’ feedback to help realise the vision that Sheffield becomes a ‘city where carers are valued and have the right support to continue to care for as long as they want to’.

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