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  • National Survey of Care Workers

    National Survey of Care Workers

    People working across adult social care are being encouraged to complete a new national Government survey which aims, for the first time, to capture the experiences of those working in adult social care, to support improvements over time. The survey is open to people working in any care-related role across all settings in adult social care, including personal assistants and employees in local authority adult social care departments.

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  • Housing Ombudsman Calls for Evidence

    Housing Ombudsman Calls for Evidence

    The Housing Ombudsman is urging the social housing sector to get to grips with social injustices as many of their cases show a failure to fulfil obligations around human rights, including the Equality Act or to adhere to vulnerable persons policy. You can give your views in their survey calling for evidence which closes on 3 August 2023.

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  • Workplace Adjustments Survey Results

    Workplace Adjustments Survey Results

    Workplaces are still not as inclusive for disabled people as they need to be and employees are still waiting too long for the adjustments they need to reduce or remove the barriers they experience in their jobs, a new survey by the Business Disability Forum shows.

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  • Disability and Activity Survey

    Disability and Activity Survey

    The Activity Alliance, a national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity, reveals a growing need to reduce disabled people’s cost of living and loneliness in their ‘Disability and Activity’ annual survey results.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Work Priorities

    Healthwatch Sheffield Work Priorities

    Healthwatch Sheffield is dedicated to helping improve health and social care services in Sheffield. If you’d like to have your say on what you think Healthwatch Sheffield should focus on over the next 2 years, please complete their new Work Priorities Survey 2023-2025 or attend a meeting on 21st (online) and 28th (in person) of February.

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  • Impact of Cost of Living on Healthcare Survey

    Impact of Cost of Living on Healthcare Survey

    Healthwatch Sheffield and Healthwatch Barnsley are asking how the cost of living crisis is affecting your access to healthcare. Your answers will help the NHS and other local services better understand how financial pressures are impacting on people’s health.

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  • Recruitment and Retention of PAs Survey

    Recruitment and Retention of PAs Survey

    Do you employ your own Personal Assistants (PAs), carers or support workers? If so please can you complete this short survey by the Local Government Association about the recruitment and retention of PAs. It has been designed by people who employ PAs, for people who employ PAs. If you prefer, In Control are offering two one-hour online zoom video meetings on 5 January 2022 where you can talk through the survey questions instead of filling in the form. The deadline is 22nd January 2022.

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  • Tell MPs your Experiences of Applying for PIP and ESA

    Tell MPs your Experiences of Applying for PIP and ESA

    Amid continuing concerns about the problems being experienced by disabled people making claims, the Work and Pensions Committee has launched a survey to hear about first-hand experiences of claiming PIP or ESA.It is open to everyone who has had an assessment to claim PIP or who has had a Work Capability Assessment, either to claim ESA or as part of a Universal Credit claim.The survey is open until mid February 2022

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  • Autistic Parents Experiences of Maternity Hospitals

    Autistic Parents Experiences of Maternity Hospitals

    Would you be interested in having a say about what to include in a new ‘Welcome to Jessops’ video? The Sheffield Autism Partnership Network would like to hear from Autistic parents, partners and their carers and give you the opportunity to share your maternity experiences by answering three questions.

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  • Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

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