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  • ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    Asperger’s Children & Carers Together (ACCT) have relaunched their fortnightly Young Adults Group ‘ACCTing Out’for over 18s. The group aims to provide support and social opportunities, as well as develop life, social and communication skills. Upcoming events are announced for February and March.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Healthwatch Sheffield Report on NHS 'Long Term Plan'

    Last year Healthwatch England asked their national network of local organisations to find out from local people what they thought about the NHS Long Term Plan. Healthwatch Sheffield have launched their report on the responses of people in Sheffield to the 10 year plan.

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  • Take Part In The City's Year Of Reading

    Take Part In The City's Year Of Reading

    We will all be brought to book throughout 2020 – thanks to the launch of Sheffield’s Year Of Reading. The 12 month long event is a citywide celebration of creativity and the written word. Reading is the key that unlocks the door – it helps us feel better, discover more, and unleashes our individual creativity. You can nominate your favourite read and attend events in the ‘ What’s on Guide ‘.

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  • Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    The Launchpad project, designed to help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism develop skills in drama and performance, is back and looking for new recruits. Organised by Sheffield Theatres, it gives participants the opportunity to work with professionals to develop their performance skills in weekly workshops building skills in areas such as improvisation, storytelling and movement , working together to create a performance for the Crucible Studio theatre. The deadline for applications is Friday 21 February.

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

    Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

    To commemorate the Holocaust Sheffield is holding a candlelit vigil on Monday 27 January 2020 from 5.45 to 7pm in the Winter Garden. The theme this year is Stand Together and will focus on how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups. A selection of short films will be screened in the Winter Garden during the day, from 12noon to 4.30pm ( pop in anytime ) and a collection of posters are on display in the Winter Gardens from 20th – 27th January.

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  • SEND Consultation

    SEND Consultation

    Can you give your views to help shape future support for children and young people with special educational needs in the city? Sheffield City Council, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield’s Parent Carer Forum have worked together to draft a SEND Inclusion strategy to describe how we, as a city, improve how we meet the needs of our children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and they want to know what you think about it.

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  • Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    The Merlin is proud to present the opening of ‘Fading into Nothingness ‘ on January 17th, 18th and 19th written by Theo Griffiths, a former student of Freeman College. ‘Fading into Nothingness’ is a short play about a Sheffield family torn apart by grief and how they cope with their teenage son, Zack (played by Theo) who is autistic and already struggling in mainstream school.

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  • PIP Assessment Recording Equipment

    PIP Assessment Recording Equipment

    If you’re having a Personal Independence Payments assessment you now have the option of borrowing recording equipment from Disability Sheffield to get your interview taped – thanks to the local branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts.Please note that you have to inform the assessment company three working days in advance that you intend recording the meeting.

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  • Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has released details of new Carers Outreach Sessions and workshops designed to support unpaid carers for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism.These include emergency planning, Health Passports and Sharing Caring Drop-in sessions.

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  • Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Our Christmas Party on 20 December at Crookes Social Club was a fantastic evening and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who came along . We raised just under £400 but more importantly nearly 70 people attended including quite a lot of people who would not normally go to live music events but felt that our event was accessible for them.Special thanks to Morris from Crookes Social Club who is a star and so generous offering us the venue for free; to Pitball Panda and Yo Dymo for offering their time and fab music for free and not forgetting our favourite DJs Tom and Mark, thank you both for helping to make the party so memorable.

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