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  • Ambulance Service Strike Action

    Ambulance Service Strike Action

    Ambulance service strikes for ambulance staff, paramedics and call handlers are taking place today and on 28 December for 24 hours, between midnight and midnight. If you need medical help or advice, please contact NHS 111 online first and only ring 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.This article contains useful information about falls prevention and what to do if you or someone you care for falls.

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  • Importance of Taxis and Public Transport

    Importance of Taxis and Public Transport

    Sheffield Safe Places has produced a new video highlighting the importance of taxis and public transport for breaking social isolation and how loneliness can have a severe effect on people’s health.Loneliness can be a bigger killer than a lifetime of smoking and is likely to increase your chance of death by 26%.

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  • LEAP into Energy Advice

    LEAP into Energy Advice

    Sheffield City Council is promoting a new free service helping people to keep warm and save on energy. The Local Energy Advice Service ( LEAP )provides free advice and acts as a first point of contact to put you in touch with support from organisations such as Groundworks Yorkshire and their Green Doctor scheme.

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  • Potential Winter Power Cuts?

    Potential Winter Power Cuts?

    You may have heard in the media talk about possible power cuts this winter. In the background at Disability Sheffield, we have been following up on what the implications of this might be for disabled peoples’ lives. Whilst these cuts are unlikely, we hope some information will be helpful and prompt the most medically dependent to make some additional checks and preparations.

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  • Cold Weather Payments

    Cold Weather Payments

    If you’re eligible to get cold weather payments, which help households pay for energy bills when temperatures plummet, you don’t need to apply – you’ll be paid it automatically, But if you think you should have received a cold weather payment and haven’t, here’s who to contact.

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  • Help to Get Your Room Winter Ready

    Help to Get Your Room Winter Ready

    Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care has recently set up a free scheme to provide practical assistance to the over 65s to get rooms winter ready.Their team can help to move, for example ,furniture into or out of a room or away from radiators, retrieve stored blankets/clothes and collect small white goods such as heaters.

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  • Find Good Work

    Find Good Work

    Sheffield based organisation Good Work thinks that people with disabilities and health conditions are among every organisation’s best and most resilient employees.They help ‘amazing people’ to find, stay and thrive in employment and can support you to find full or part time work.

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  • Get Down and Winter Party !

    Get Down and Winter Party !

    It’s been a while ! but our spectacular fundraising event is back at Crookes Social Club. A night of live music, dancing and fun with our staff, volunteers ,friends and anyone else who wants to attend will be the perfect way to celebrate the great year we’ve had at Disability Sheffield. We’ll also be saying goodbye to our wonderful CEO Emily and her partner Luke so do please come along to our Winter Party on Sunday 15th January 2022 (6 – 9pm).

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  • Impact of Cost of Living on Healthcare Survey

    Impact of Cost of Living on Healthcare Survey

    Healthwatch Sheffield and Healthwatch Barnsley are asking how the cost of living crisis is affecting your access to healthcare. Your answers will help the NHS and other local services better understand how financial pressures are impacting on people’s health.

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  • Heath And Social Care Updates

    Heath And Social Care Updates

    Sheffield City Council has set up a new Health & Social Care Community Involvement newsletter, showing how you can get involved in shaping local social care services.Sign up and every three months you’ll hear about ways to have your say about services, groups you can join and projects to take part in.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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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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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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