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  • 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.

  • Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Disability organisation Scope has teamed up with Virgin Media in a bid to get a million people into work by 2020. Their Support to Work scheme offers online support to disabled jobseekers via telephone, Skype and text. Employment advisers offer advice on employability skills, writing a CV and interview techniques. Your personal adviser will create a 12-week action plan hopefully designed to help you succeed in the jobs market.

  • SRSB Firth Park Support Group Launch

    Are you visually impaired? Do you live in the Firth Park area? Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind is launching a free Support Group for Visually Impaired People, their partners, carers and friends at the Pavillion Buildings in Firth Park on Wednesday 4th April from 10am to 1pm.

  • Support Dogs Information Day

    Do you live with a physical disability and have a pet dog that has the potential to be your canine carer? If so, Sheffield based national charity Support Dogs would like to hear from you and invite you to their Open Day in mid March.

  • DWP reports 'empathy' approach works better than sanctions 'stick'

    DWP reports evaluating the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) additional support trials which took place in 2015,conclude that more support for disabled people into work achieves better results in moving ESA claimants towards the labour market.

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