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  • Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

    Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

    The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum acknowledges that some parent carers from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities may not feel confident attending their typical meetings. The forum is therefore piloting a monthly session on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 – 9pm via Zoom.

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  • A Kaleidoscope of Work Opportunity

    A Kaleidoscope of Work Opportunity

    Are you looking for work or to change jobs? A major employer in Sheffield is seeking to improve the diversity of their workforce and has agreed to sponsor 10 disabled people to attend Kaleidoscope Recruitment’s ‘Talent Incubator Programme’ starting on 11 October.

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  • LIstening Line Still There for You

    LIstening Line Still There for You

    Sheffield Mind’s Listening Line service has expanded its remit and can now offer a listening service to all people over 18 years of age. If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 and what happens now, or you have concerns about the vaccine, or you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation and you’d like to talk about it, you can call and speak to a friendly operator who’ll listen and where appropriate, give advice about local services which you might like to approach for support.

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  • Rethink Recruiting Experts by Experience

    Rethink Recruiting Experts by Experience

    You may have heard about a new approach to supporting people affected by mental illness in the community in Sheffield, so people have the right support at the right time. This is an opportunity to transform treatment and support. Rethink are now recruiting Experts by Experience to work on the development of a mental health alliance of the voluntary sector.

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  • Health and Social Care Strategy Consultation

    Health and Social Care Strategy Consultation

    Sheffield City Council is inviting feedback on their new draft Adult Health and Social Care Strategy, called ‘Living the life you want to live’.Alexis Chappell, Director of Adult Health and Social Care will be sharing more detail on the strategy in a Q&A session on 28 September and you are invited to workshops on 7 & 20 October.

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  • Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Throughout September, October and November Heart n Soul will be hosting free online events for people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people. It’s a season of live music, dance, art, baking poetry and radio.Their next event is a free online club night on Friday 24 September from 7pm.

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  • Writing Happiness

    Writing Happiness

    Applications are now open for a free online creative writing development course funded by Arts Council England. The course is entitled ‘Writing Happiness – Writing Back Joyfully’ and is run by and for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers, including people with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses. The closing date for applications is 30th September

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  • Our Halo Code Commitment

    Our Halo Code Commitment

    We are pleased to announce that Disability Sheffield has adopted the Halo Code to prevent race-based hair discrimination in our workplace. Race-based hair discrimination is where Black people are told their hair textures and hairstyles are inappropriate, unattractive, and unprofessional due to racist attitudes. We want to to ensure no members of our team, both employees and volunteers, are ever made to feel ashamed or excluded due to their hair.

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  • Covid Plans in Place

    Covid Plans in Place

    The Government has issued new guidance on the COVID-19 response in an Autumn and Winter Plan for England. Plan A introduces an enhanced vaccination programme offering a first dose of vaccine to 12-15 year olds and a booster dose to individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. If the data suggests the NHS is likely to come under unsustainable pressure, the Government has prepared a Plan B.

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  • Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

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