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  • SEND Consultation

    SEND Consultation

    Can you give your views to help shape future support for children and young people with special educational needs in the city? Sheffield City Council, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield’s Parent Carer Forum have worked together to draft a SEND Inclusion strategy to describe how we, as a city, improve how we meet the needs of our children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and they want to know what you think about it.

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  • Help Healthwatch Sheffield Focus their Priorities

    Help Healthwatch Sheffield Focus their Priorities

    Healthwatch Sheffield want to identify what issues and areas they should focus on in the next few years and want to hear from members of the public about what is important to you. Please fill in their short survey and let them know what you think are the key issues in health and social care in Sheffield. Your responses will influence Healthwatch Sheffield’s priorities over the next 2-3 years, as well as informing other work that they do, such as raising issues at meetings and visiting services.

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  • Still Time to Get Involved In The Big City Conversation.

    Still Time to Get Involved In The Big City Conversation.

    Do you want the chance to tell Sheffield City Council what your hope and concerns about the city are? Well time is running out to take part in a major viewfinding exercise, To give your views you can attend a number of Big City Conversation events from 10 – 25 January )or give your views in an electronic survey which closed on 17 January.

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  • Carers' Experiences Of GP Practices

    Carers' Experiences Of  GP Practices

    Healthwatch Sheffield have teamed up with Sheffield Carers Centre to find out more about carers’ experiences of GP practices. The first part of the work will be a focus group discussion with carers at Sheffield Carers Centre on Friday 6 December.

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  • Continuing The Big City Conversation

    Continuing The Big City Conversation

    Sheffield City Council are now following up the announcement of their ‘Big City Conversation’ with an online survey where you can let them know about the issues that affect you, your communities and your city. The survey closes on January 31 2020.

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  • New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    A new survey about the impact of austerity on disabled people hopes to publish its results before the General Election takes place on December 12th and will be used as the basis for a look into the future of disability rights in Britain and a call for improvements. The Public Interest Research Centre and Disabled People Against Cuts are hoping for a quick response to the survey.

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  • Continence Service Survey

    Continence Service Survey

    Have you used continence services in Sheffield? Do you care for someone who uses continence services? Throughout November, a group of Councillors from Sheffield City Council are listening to people’s experience of using continence services in Sheffield and they want to hear from you.

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  • Visiting Hours at Sheffield Hospitals

    Visiting Hours at Sheffield Hospitals

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals ( STH ) is evaluating their visiting hours and running a survey to collect the views of inpatients and visitors. STH moved from set visiting hours to flexible visiting between 8am to 8pm last year, and want to find out how this has affected patients and their visitors.

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  • Survey Into Annual Health Checks

    Survey Into Annual Health Checks

    People with a learning disability ( and/or autism ) are entitled to free Annual Health Checks from a doctor but not many people are aware of this provision including doctors and health and social care providers supporting people with a learning disability. Skills for Care are carrying out a survey to try to identify the reasons why people aren’t getting their annual health check and what can be done to improve uptake.

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  • Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    The access guide set up by powerchair user Euan McDonald MBE is once more doing what is described as the UK’s longest-running access survey – and there is a chance of prizes for all those taking part.Every year the survey aims to find out if access across the nation is improving or otherwise. This year’s survey covers all sorts of venues and attractions and asks people to nominate the best places to go.

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