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  • New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    A new support line has been launched to help young people with issues such as low mood, anxious thoughts and loneliness or challenges such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or isolation. Youth charity Sheffield Futures, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have come together to create the support line for young people in the city aged 12–18 .

  • Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Lockdown has seen a huge increase in incidents of domestic abuse, with leading charity Refuge reporting a 700% increase in calls to their helpline in a single day. Women’s Aid has produced a range of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety and Support Resources for survivors, friends, family, neighbours and community members including in British sign language and other languages.

  • Zest Essential Item Delivery Service for S6, S3, S10 postcodes

    Zest Essential Item Delivery Service for S6, S3, S10 postcodes

    If you are self isolating, vulnerable, have low mobility or are otherwise unable to access essential items and live in the S6, S3 or S10 areas of Sheffield, you can use Zest’s COVIDsupport delivery service. Please note that this delivery service is not a crisis service and is being run by people who have volunteered to risk themselves to help people in need. Please only use this service for essential items, if you have no other way of getting them.

  • Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    A website designed to help support the most vulnerable in our society in this time of crisis is providing links to mutual aid organisations and advice on how to help out with them and to set up your own. The Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK site provides links to more than 50 mutual aid groups in the South Yorkshire area .

  • Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission legal support project provides funding and legal assistance to help people who have experienced discrimination to pursue their claims and access justice. They now want to challenge transport operators when they have failed to act on their legal responsibilities.

  • Supported Loving Can Help you Find Love

    “For people with learning disabilities , finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support from your staff.” So says Choice Support which is why they have set up the national Supported Loving Network and produced a series of guides on issues around sex and relationships.

  • South Yorkshire Homeless Survival Guide

    The Homeless Survival Guide for South Yorkshire is designed as a ‘first port of call’ for anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It provides information on finding accommodation, food, health, other support and amenities in the Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham areas.

  • Dementia Volunteers At City Farm and ACCTive about Autism Need Your Vote

    Brothers who set up a community organisation in honour of their mum who died from dementia and a support group for children and young people with autism are in the running for a major award.Both Sheffield projects are in the finals for the People’s Projects ( National Lottery ) and you can vote until Monday April 15th.

  • Sunflower Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

    Sainsbury’s supermarkets are rolling out a scheme designed to enhance the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment. Shoppers will be able to pick up a sunflower lanyard at participating Sainsbury’s stores, which will act as a discreet sign to alert staff to customers who may need additional help whilst shopping

  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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