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  • National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

    National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

    The High Court has declared that the Government’s National Disability Strategy is unlawful due to inadequate consultation with disabled people.Disability activists Miriam Binder, Jean Eveleigh, Doug Paulley and Vicki Hon brought the case against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Therese Coffey, arguing that she had failed to provide sufficient information on the proposed Strategy to allow for a meaningful response.

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  • Return to Plan A

    Return to Plan A

    The Prime Minister has announced that England’s Plan B measures will end on Thursday January 27th including compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops. Equality campaigners are calling on the Government to reverse their decision as many disabled and vulnerable people are still shielding at home and do not feel safe to go out.

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  • Autism Alert Card

    Autism Alert Card

    South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create an Autism Alert Photo ID Card to help the police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic people more effectively. It is hoped that use of the card will help people with autism feel more comfortable in what could potentially be stressful or frightening situations. A free card is also available for people with a learning disability.

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  • Dementia Support to Keep Well

    Dementia Support to Keep Well

    Age UK Sheffield are delighted to share the news that they are expanding the support they already provide through their Dementia Wellbeing Centre at Norfolk Park to two additional sites across Sheffield at the Botanical Gardens and Hillsborough.You can also find a list and leaflet with information about support across the city in the Sheffield Directory.

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  • It's a Working Win Win Situation

    It's a Working Win Win Situation

    A trail blazing scheme in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been extended to support more to people to find, stay, and thrive in employment. Working Win is a completely free service for people with physical or mental health conditions, and works with individuals to meet their employment goals, to find, stay and thrive in work.

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  • Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Two severely disabled men have won a legal challenge over the Department Of Work And Pensions’ failure to provide adequate transitional payments to protect them and others from a loss of income following their move on to Universal Credit. The DWP is found to have discriminated against the pair when it didn’t compensate them the full payment of around £180 a month difference in the payments on legacy benefits.

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  • Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

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  • Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

    Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

    Sheffield City Council is asking for everyone’s views to help re-shape sport and leisure facilities and services to deliver the outcomes in Sheffield’s Move More Plan and contribute towards wider strategic priorities.Online focus groups to discuss the strategy are also taking place in Local Area Committee (LAC) meetings during January.

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  • New LGBTQ+ Cafe

    New LGBTQ+ Cafe

    Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices have launched a new social cafe for members of the LGBTQ+ community who also identify as being autistic, nerodiverse or disabled. Currently on zoom at 3-4pm every Thursday we meet to discuss issues affecting both communities, socialize and discuss the unique experiences being in both communities has on our day to day lives.

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  • Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

    Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

    A new initiative developed and hosted by Sheffield Flourish on the Sheffield Mental Health Guide reminds people that if you are living with severe mental illness you are entitled to a free physical health check every year and that a healthier body can often lead to a healthier mind.

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