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  • Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    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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  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

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  • Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young carers in Sheffield have set up a petition calling for free bus passes for young carers so they can undertake their caring responsibilities more easily, carry on with their education, training or employment, and have the chance to have a social life.The petition will be presented to the full council meeting on Wednesday February 6th.

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  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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  • Just Different in Verse

    Just Different in Verse

    Disabled people’s employment charity JustDifferent has published a poem describing the everyday experiences of one of their staff.The charity employs a team of workshop presenters who create and deliver workshops on a variety of disability and difference topics to school and businesses.

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  • Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    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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  • South Yorkshire Flyerz Hockey Sessions

    South Yorkshire Flyerz Hockey Sessions

    The number of disabled people who take part in sport has grown significantly and England Hockey are committed to providing hockey playing opportunities with an emphasis on inclusion and participation. Check out the dates for Flyerz Hockey sessions in Sheffield in February and March.

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  • Could you be a Host for England Netball?

    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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  • Free Training for Personal Assistants : Emergency First Aid at Work

    Free Training for Personal Assistants : Emergency First Aid at Work

    Places are still available on our Emergency First Aid at Work course on 11 February from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Moorfoot Learning Centre.This qualification will enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.You must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and the recovery position.

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  • Regional Stakeholder Network seeks Members and Chairs

    Regional Stakeholder Network seeks Members and Chairs

    The Office for Disability Issues are looking for Chairpersons and Members for 9 regional groups across England.The Regional Stakeholder Network will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government. Applications should be completed by 29th March 2019.

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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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Ruth

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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Andrew Crooks

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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