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  • Documentary On Preventable Deaths Planned

    Documentary On Preventable Deaths Planned

    Channel 4’s Dispatches series is doing a documentary on preventable deaths among people with learning disabilities with the producers wanting to speak to those who have had a bad experience in hospital/a social care setting and families who have lost a loved one with a learning disability

    The team creating the documentary are also keen to have people with learning disabilities involved in the filming and production of the programme in paid roles.

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  • Would You Like To Help Out At Sheffield Doc/Fest?

    Would You Like To Help Out At Sheffield Doc/Fest?

    Sheffield Doc/Fest one of the world’s biggest documentary film festivals, returns to the city this summer – and the organisers are looking for volunteers.
    The event, which started in 1994, takes place from June 6-11 this year and as usual will consist of many films, speeches and presentations on a wide variety of different subjects.

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  • Surveys For Those Affected By Multiple Sclerosis

    Surveys For Those Affected By Multiple Sclerosis

    The MS Society, which researches and campaigns for those affected by the neurological disorder multiple sclerosis, has launched two surveys to find out the views of people who have it and also their families and friends.

    The surveys, which close on May 31, are aimed at fuelling campaigns for fair, relevant policy and improved healthcare.

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  • Conference Call Over Disabled Street Musicians

    Conference Call Over Disabled Street Musicians

    A conference on street music is calling for contributions from those interested in discussing disabled performers.

    The event will take place at the University Of East Anglia in Norwich on May 14-15, as part of the Connected Communites scheme, designed to work on understanding the changing nature of communities in historical and cultural contexts

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  • An exciting research opportunity with the University of Sheffield

    An exciting research opportunity with the University of Sheffield

    New technologies can help improve the quality of life of older adults living in their own homes and meet some of the challenges faced by them. Can you help with research taking place at the University of Sheffield to help design better solutions for older people?

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  • What Do You Think Of The Equality Hub Network?

    What Do You Think Of The Equality Hub Network?

    Sheffield’s Equality Hub Network is looking for people to give their opinion on how it is all going.The Hubs were established five years ago to give people a real voice in influencing both the work of Sheffield City Council and things in the city more generally and they would like to see if that is happening effectively. Their survey closes on 28 March.

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  • Tributes To Social Model Of Disability Pioneer

    Tributes To Social Model Of Disability Pioneer

    Tributes have been paid to Mike Oliver, who has died at the age of 74. He named and helped develop the Social Model Of Disability, which drew a distinction between ‘disability’ which was created by society – caused by the physical environment, inappropriate or inaccessible services and attitudes and a lack of understanding – and a person’s individual impairments.

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

    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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  • Would You Like To Become A Star Reporter?

    Would You Like To Become A Star Reporter?

    Could you be the next Nikki Fox? ( pictured ). The Star newspaper in Sheffield is looking for people from under-represented communities – including disabled people – who would like the chance to become a journalist for them. Editor Nancy Fielder will be at the Virgin Money Lounge on Fargate from 3.30pm-5.30pm on Thursday, March 14, to answer any questions you may have or email Nancy with your CV and a letter saying why you would like the job.

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  • PIP Re-Assessments for Over 65s to Cease

    PIP Re-Assessments for Over 65s to Cease

    From this Spring over 65s who receive Personal Independence Payments will no longer have to undergo reviews to continue receiving the benefit. The change, which was announced by Amber Rudd, the Work and Pensions Secretary in a recent welfare benefit reform speech, is set to affect 270,000 people.

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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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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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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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