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  • Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. This free online training has been designed to help carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism easily identify signs that the person they care for may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. The workshop is free and only for carers of someone who is over the age of 16. Sessions are available until the end of March. The training is 90 minutes long and you only need to attend one session.

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2021.

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  • New Employment Youth Hub is Inspired

    New Employment Youth Hub is Inspired

    A new online hub has been launched to help young people into work and training. Inspire_SY has been set up by Sheffield City Council, backed by the local Department Of Work And Pensions to share training, job and support opportunities from businesses and partner organisations .

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  • What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a couple of tins and a towel! These common household items can also help you get fit during the lockdown if you take part in the weekly Move And Chat sessions set up by Sheffield Cycling 4 All a project run by Disability Sheffield. Regular participant John Quinn ‘spills the beans ‘ ( hopefully not out of a tin ! )on what it’s like to take part.

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  • Supported Internships For Young Disabled People

    Supported Internships For Young Disabled People

    Young disabled people between the ages of 16 and 24 who would like to gain work experience and improve their employability and independence are being given the chance to apply for supported internships through Health Education England’s “Project Choice”.

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  • New Learning and Development Brochure 2019-20

    Sheffield City Council’s Learning and Development Service offers a wide range of training courses available for people who work in social care organisations from the independent, private and voluntary sector, including paid carers and personal assistants.

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  • How Disability Sheffield Can Open Doors and Opportunities for your Business

    We’re working with businesses to help them improve their accessibility with the aim of Sheffield becoming a more inclusive city. We offer Disability Equality Training, Access Audits and support to be Disability Confident. If you run a business or organisation in Sheffield, then a workplace Access Audit and review of disability policies could open opportunities for you to a have a truly diverse and talented workforce. Let’s make sure the disability employment gap doesn’t get any bigger in our city.

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  • Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    We are developing training for students who might need to employ a Workplace Personal Assistant when they graduate. We are seeking to recruit 3 advisors , who are current students or recent graduates of Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Sheffield , to help us develop the training. You will receive a one off £150 payment when the work is complete. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th February.

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  • Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    The Department for Work and Pensions is hosting an event on Friday 8th February (09:30 – 12:30) at Burton St Foundation to encourage local employers to become more Disability Confident and make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

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  • Could you be a Host for England Netball?

    England Netball are looking to expand their sessions for Walking Netball across the country and want to train up more people to deliver these sessions in South Yorkshire.The next training session for ‘hosts’ is on 24th February from 10am-4pm at the XP academy in Doncaster .

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