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  • Individual Employer Funding

    Individual Employer Funding

    Did you know that as an individual employer you can apply for funding from Skills for Care to train yourself and your personal assistant(s)? The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2024 and any training that you want to be funded must be started by 30 April 2024.

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  • BFI Film Academy Applications 2023 Now Open

    BFI Film Academy Applications 2023 Now Open

    Are you in your late teens and interested in film making? Well you could be on course for success by applying to take part in the British Film Institute’s learning programme based at the Showroom in Sheffield from this November to next February. Applications close on 16 October 2023.

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  • Understanding The Mental Capacity Act

    Understanding The Mental Capacity Act

    A free online event to help people with learning disabilities, autism and their families and friends understand the Mental Capacity Act is set to have two sessions on 6th and 20th June. It will explain clearly how rights are protected when important decisions are made, and what has to happen if, in the future, you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

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  • Introduction to Green Social Prescribing and Nature Connectedness

    Introduction to Green Social Prescribing and Nature Connectedness

    The sessions, funded by South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, are held at venues across South Yorkshire from June ’23 to March ’24, and designed to boost the skills of people who are working in a variety of community-based roles. These include Link Workers, Social Prescribers, Community-based workers and people from the wider Health and Social Care professions.

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  • Round-up Of New Opportunities

    Round-up Of New Opportunities

    Opportunity Sheffield, the employment and skills service in Sheffield City Council, has released its latest news bulletin. It is made up of programmes which help employed and unemployed people advance their careers through new jobs, apprenticeships, work placements, courses and other training options and hosts a range of regular events.

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  • Online Training for IEs and PAs

    Online Training for IEs and PAs

    Coleman Training, a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence endorsed learning provider, has developed training resources for individual employers and personal assistants.Their online courses are available for a monthly fee per learner, which can be reclaimed via individual employer funding.

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  • Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers Throughout March

    Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers Throughout March

    If you employ your own Personal Assistant(s) and want to further their skills and knowledge or improve your own understanding of your roles and responsibilities as an Individual Employer, then we have four great training sessions for you to enjoy for free this March.

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2022/2023

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2022/2023

    Are you employed as a PA for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own PA(s) and want to further their skills and knowledge or improve your understanding of your role and responsibilities as an individual employer? If so, we are running a number of FREE courses until March 2023.

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  • Free Direct Payments Workshops

    Free Direct Payments Workshops

    We have put together a FREE short online information workshop in November and December – just an hour at the most – aimed at everyone who works in community-based groups and organisations, to find out more about what Direct Payments is and how it might help people you work with/for.

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  • Join our Freelance Training Network

    Join our Freelance Training Network

    Disability Sheffield is looking to create a network of freelance trainers with a lived experience of disability.We want to create a space so trainers can learn from each other and support each other and where we can support other disabled people to become trainers. If you are interested in being part of this network please get in touch.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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