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  • Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Did you know that if you’re disabled you can go on a Priority Services Register for water as well as for energy companies? It’s easy to join and offers help such as bills in alternative formats, prioriy support during planned works or interruption of your supply, help with meter reading or to manage your account.South Yorkshire self-advocacy group Speakup are working with Yorkshire Water to encourage people with learning disabilites and autism to register and are also supporting the rollout of Smart Meters.

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  • Booster Vaccinations For Unpaid Carers

    Booster Vaccinations For Unpaid Carers

    If you are an unpaid carer over the age of 16 you are now eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccine. The jabs, which help improve the protection given by your first two vaccinations, are being offered on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19, who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago. 16-17 year olds (who are caring) should get 2 vaccinations, this is different guidance to their peer group (1 vaccination).

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  • UN CRDP Consultation Events

    UN CRDP Consultation Events

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People is a major global catalyst for the progression of disabled people’s rights.Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations play a key role in the examination process, submitting “shadow” reports to the UN Committee responsible for the CRDP. Participants in our workshops in November will help shape the shadow report as DDPOs prepare for the next examination of the UK under the CRDP.

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  • Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

    Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

    Recently, the city council has launched the new Local Area Committees (LACs) and they are keen to hear your views on your local area. This will guide the work of these committees and it is important Disabled people have their say.The survey closes on Sunday 31st October.

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  • Anyone for Badminton?

    Anyone for Badminton?

    Badminton England are starting a new free disability badminton group in Sheffield on Saturdays from 1-2pm at the English institute of Sport (EIS) Coleridge Road S9 5DA. Please bring indoor shoes and a drink.

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  • Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

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  • Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

    The COVID-19 vaccination national booking service is now open for all frontline health and social care staff to book a booster vaccine appointment through self-referral. This includes Personal Care Assistants ( PAs ) employed by Individual Employers. Please note that you can only book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

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  • Weight For It...

    Weight For It...

    Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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  • Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    A new video highlights the real-life experiences of six Sheffield carers supporting someone with dementia, but the advice they offer is relevant to all unpaid carers in the city.‘Go and get the support before you think you need it for your own health and wellbeing’ is just one of many excellent suggestions made.

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  • Social Supermarket Can Help You Out

    Social Supermarket Can Help You Out

    St Mary’s Social Supermarket is a place where people who are struggling to afford to feed themselves and their family can shop weekly for food. Members can also access activities, help and support to make positive life changes for an initial period of 12 weeks.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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