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  • Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is launching an investigation into why some doctors are refusing to help their patients by writing letters to support their disability benefits claims. If your doctor has refused to write a letter stating that you need a home visit for a benefit assessment or has refused to issue you with a Fit Note, DPAC would like to hear from you.

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  • NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

    NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

    The National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence have published this month two quality standards related to the support of people with learning disabilities or a learning disability and autism. The standard on the care and support of people with learning disabilities growing older is a new Quality Standard.The standard on supporting children, young people and adults where there is behaviour that challenges has been updated from the original 2015 version.

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  • Universal Credit Scam Warning To Public

    Universal Credit Scam Warning To Public

    South Yorkshire Police are warning members of the public to watch out for a scam involving the Universal Credit benefit advising “Never share your personal or financial information with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s in response to an offer of “free money” or a “free grant” .

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  • Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

    Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this September until February 2020.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    The next Disability Hub meeting will take place next Wednesday, 25 September 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.
    The Disability Hub meeting is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Make sure you go to the Winter Gardens this month and have a look at the Healthwatch Sheffield Exhibition “celebrating people who inspired by their own experience, or someone close to them, are using their insights to make things better for others” in Sheffield. Nominations came from organisations such as SAYiT, Manor & Castle Development Trust and Disability Sheffield. The exhibition is open until 25 August.

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  • STOMP - Stop Over Medication

    STOMP - Stop Over Medication

    STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines. STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

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  • Health and Care Survey for Over 65s

    Health and Care Survey for Over 65s

    Healthwatch Sheffield has launched a survey to find out about the experiences of people aged 65 and over who use health and/or care services. The survey involves filling in demographic information (optional) and simply ticking ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ to 10 statements. The survey is open until Monday 9th September.

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  • Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    The roles of workplace personal assistants (PAs), who support disabled people to do their jobs, needs to be more clearly defined and better supported if accessible workplaces are to flourish, new research by Sheffield Hallam and York Universities has said. Disability Sheffield has been asked to develop training materials based on the study which will be available in autumn 2019.

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  • Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

    Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

    Sheffield Advocacy Hub, a partnership between Citizens Advice Sheffield, Cloverleaf Advocacy and Disability Sheffield is proud to present its annual review for 2018-19. As well as service user data the review includes stories from people who have used the advocacy service in their own words and outlines some of our important campaigning work carried out through the year. All Hub partners hold the Advocacy Quality and Performance Mark and follow the Advocacy Code of Practice.

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