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  • Your Voice Counts Briefing

    Following three group feedback sessions run by Sheffield Autistic Society to listen to adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and their families/carers about their experiences of health and social care in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield has published a briefing outlining their findings which NHS organisations have responded to.

  • Experiences of Health and Care in Sheffield's Trans Community

    Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with SAYiT and Transactive have published a report detailing the experiences of health and care in Sheffield’s trans community. The report details a range of issues including waiting times, fear of stigma and a lack of awareness of gender identity within health and care settings.

  • Review of National Autism Strategy wants Your Opinion

    This year the Department of health and Social Care, working with the Department for Education, will review the ‘Think Autism’ strategy and extend it to cover children as well as adults. They are asking for the views of people with autism, their families and carers to find out where improvements can be made. The consultation closes on 16 May.

  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose has launched its 8th block of walks which started on 3rd April and will run until 5th June 2019 delivering the project in Firvale and Stocksbridge for the first time offering jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

  • Disability Festival Will Have No Limits.

    Disabled people in South Yorkshire are hoping to hold the first festival of its kind in the UK next summer – and are hoping for financial support to make their dream come true.No Limits, scheduled to take place in Barnsley from 4-12 July 2020, will celebrate the contribution disabled people make to life in our towns, neighbourhoods and communities.To raise funds Jamie Preece ( pictured ) a member and volunteer at Sheffield Cycling 4 all, will be cycling along the Trans Pennine Trail for 18 miles on June 7 and 8 this year as part of a Sponsored Walk, joining over 100 other disabled people of all ages and impairments.

  • Survey Into Personal Health Budgets Returns

    People with personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets(including personal wheelchair budgets)are being asked again this year to complete a survey designed to help improve the support for budget holders and applicants in England. The NHS has commissioned Quality Health to run the survey until 14th May 2019 to gather feedback about people’s experiences of the budgets.

  • How's Your Body Image?

    Having a poor body image is a problem for many disabled people – but a new campaign aims to help us accentuate the positive. Trailblazers has been launched following the Government’s body confidence report, which said: “Poor body image is not just a problem for individuals. It is an equalities issue, limiting the opportunities and rewards on offer to some sections of society.”

  • Petition Against Merger Of Disability Assessments

    A disability rights campaigner has launched a petition in a bid to stop the Government merging assessments for Personal Independence Payments and Employment And Support Allowance.
    The planned changes – due to start in 2021 – were announced recently in a speech by Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, but London-based activist and blogger Lisa Egan is urging people to fight this. The petition closes on Sept 19

  • Haven't got your poll card? Register to vote now!

    Poll cards for the local elections on the 2nd May have now been posted out to everyone who is registered to vote. If you haven’t received your poll card, this could mean that you haven’t registered to vote and won’t be able to have your say. You will need to register by 12th April to be able to vote.

  • Festival of Debate 2019

    Sheffield’s Festival of Debate returns from 19th April to 5th May. Healthwatch Sheffield will be hosting three events exploring the future of health in our city, including a workshop with Disability Sheffield on Saturday April 27th about ‘Disability and Democracy in Healthcare’.

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