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  • Call For Action Over Unsafe Housing

    Call For Action Over Unsafe Housing

    An organisation which calls for rules to protect disabled people who are living in potentially unsafe housing conditions is urging them to write to their MPs to help ensure better evacuation plans. Claddag advocates for disabled people caught up in the building safety scandal, which came to light after the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.

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  • Free Legal Advice from Sheffield's Universities

    Free Legal Advice from Sheffield's Universities

    If you need legal advice or help but are unable to afford it, you may like to be aware that both Sheffield’s universities have departments that can offer support for free with various legal issues. These are also known as ‘pro bono’ services after a Latin term meaning “for the good of the public”.

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  • Sensory Vaccination Clinic Date for Teenagers

    Sensory Vaccination Clinic Date for Teenagers

    Do you have a child with additional needs who has not been able to access their teenage Covid vaccinations? If so the Sheffield Children’s Vaccinations and Immunisations Team are holding a relaxed sensory session for children with additional needs and their families at The Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, S5 6AE on Saturday 5th March from 9.30am to 3pm.

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  • Living with Covid Plan

    Living with Covid Plan

    The Prime Minister has announced an end to all remaining Covid restrictions in England, including the legal requirement to self-isolate. Some changes will come into effect on 24 April, others not until 1 April.Disability Rights UK has stated that the ‘removal of restrictions without consideration of those still at risk is genuinely horrifying’.

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  • Green Doctor Energy Service

    Green Doctor Energy Service

    At a time of rising energy costs you may be in need of some help. Well meet the Green Doctor. Their energy efficiency projects run across the North East and Yorkshire offering a free home visit and telephone advice service ( please note that eligibility conditions apply ).

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  • Free Domestic Abuse App

    Free Domestic Abuse App

    The Bright Sky app looks like a weather app when you click on it, but there is a hidden side to the app where you can keep a log of abuse including voice recordings and photos. If you decide to press charges in the future, this log can also be used in evidence. The app has also got helpful information, definitions of abuse, advice and signposting.

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  • Free Health Training

    Free Health Training

    Free health training for people with a Learning Disability or Autism and their families and parents is available online during March using Zoom. It is about understanding the 4 Major Health Issues – epilepsy, dysphagia, sepsis and constipation.

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  • Dementia Carers Groups

    Dementia Carers Groups

    If you care for or support a person living with dementia a number of free carer group sessions to support you are available across the city, running for 12 weeks.The first 6 weeks explore dementia, giving carers/supporters a greater understanding of the impact dementia can have on the person they care for. The final 6 weeks look at how to support yourself as a carer of someone living with dementia.

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  • Steering to Accessibility

    Steering to Accessibility

    A recent success of the Disability Steering Group set up by Sheffield City Trust and Disability Sheffield has been the development of the SCT website. It’s now much easier to plan a visit and access information about accessible activities and venues at SCT on the new ‘Accessibility’ pages, thanks to the great contribution of members of the Disability Steering Group. Check out the new pages and comment or get involved.

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  • Ouch! It Doesn't Hurt

    Ouch! It Doesn't Hurt

    Ouch! may sound like a cry of pain but it can also be ‘the space where real disability talk matters’ if you connect with the BBC site of the same name.It offers a regular podcast featuring “interviews, life hacks and things you don’t say out loud”.

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