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  • Northern Ballet In Motion Taster Sessions

    Northern Ballet In Motion Taster Sessions

    One of our members, Cath Sorsby,( pictured right ) is a big fan of Northern Ballet In Motion” and has attended their dance classes in Leeds for wheelchair users for a number of years. Cath recently told us that their next taster sessions are on 12th Jan 2020, and 22nd March 2020.

  • Having a Dementia Friendly Approach this Christmas Time

    Having a Dementia Friendly Approach this Christmas Time

    Some people living with dementia in their lives can find the festive season difficult for a number of reasons. Natasha Wilson, Dementia Advice Sheffield Partnership Officer and Age UK Sheffield’s Wellbeing Centre Lead, has written a blog with advice and ideas about how you can ensure that Christmas is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for a person living with dementia as well as their carers, friends and family.

  • What It's Like Being Disabled In Britain Today?

    What It's Like Being Disabled In Britain Today?

    As the year closes the Office for National Statistics has released a series of statistics called ‘Being Disabled In 2019’. There are seven subsets of data covering disabled people’s experiences of: Wellbeing, Employment, Loneliness, Education, Social Participation, Housing and Crime that Disability Rights UK have designed into a series of graphs.

  • 'It's SSKIN' If You Get A Pressure Ulcer

    'It's SSKIN' If You Get A Pressure Ulcer

    A group of community NHS staff have created and performed an adapted version of the hit Pet Shop Boys song ‘It’s a Sin’ to raise awareness of pressure ulcer prevention. Community staff from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) recorded their version of the song, retitled as ‘It’s SSKIN’, at studios in the city centre. It has already had more than 5,000 views on YouTube.

  • Community Safety Lifewise Sessions

    Community Safety Lifewise Sessions

    The Lifewise Centre are holding two open sessions on Thursday 20th February for community groups, social groups or individuals who work or support adults (18+) with special educational needs or learning difficulties. The sessions allow participants with support to practice life skills within a safe environment i.e. road safety, online safety, home fire safety, shopping etc. All activities will take place on their interactive life like set where participants can practice skills at their own pace. Booking is essential.

  • Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Carer Survey : Healthwatch Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with the Carers Centre, Young Carers and the Parent Carer Forum to find out about the experiences of carers in Sheffield when they go to the GP. Do you find it hard to get an appointment? Does the doctor show understanding of your caring role and how it impacts on you? Do they link you to the right services to help you? Healthwatch want to hear about all your experiences.

  • Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people. As we approach Winter, the NHS have published guidelines on who should have a flu vaccine – people who are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, their carers and frontline health and social care workers.

  • Flu Jabs Campaign For People With Learning Disabilities

    Flu Jabs Campaign For People With Learning Disabilities

    Many people with learning disabilities are missing out because they are unaware that they are entitled to a free flu jab.A campaign has been launched with Easy Read resources to let people with learning disabilities know how simple it is to get their free vaccine as part of the NHS ‘Help Us Help You’ winter campaign.

  • General Election 2019: DRUK guide to Policy and Comment

    General Election 2019: DRUK guide to Policy and Comment

    Disability Rights UK does not endorse or support any political party but has produced a comprehensive guide to the major political parties’ positions on all the policies affecting the lives of disabled people. The guide will continue to be updated with policy areas and comment up to the General Election on 12 December 2019.

  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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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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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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