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  • Sheffield Community Health Update

    Sheffield Community Health Update

    NHS Sheffield CCG has become part of the new NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. Their latest community news includes details of the new GP access service starting on 1 October and a Covid-19 and flu update plus the last chance to have your say on Sheffield GPs’ plans to move into new buildings before the public consultation closes next week.

  • Health and Care Forum Ageing Well

    Health and Care Forum Ageing Well

    The next Healthwatch Sheffield Health and Care Public Forum will take place on 11th October 2022 from 1pm-2.30pm on Zoom. Discuss what would help you age better with NHS professionals working on the Sheffield Ageing Well Programme.You can attend on a one-off basis if a topic interests you.

  • Ralph and Katie's Story Continues

    Ralph and Katie's Story Continues

    In a Spin-off series following the first year of marriage for the characters from ‘The A Word’ young couple Ralph and Katie face the domestic challenges faced by all newlyweds, but with the added fact that they have Down’s Syndrome. The series has been written by a team of disabled writers. Disability campaigners have welcomed the announcement of the new programme, calling it an “excellent example of disabled representation on and off screen”.

  • Not Enough Support for Disabled People!

    Not Enough Support for Disabled People!

    Disability charities have criticised the government for failing to provide adequate support for people with disabilities amid the cost of living crisis in an open letter to the Prime Minister. Campaigners have also created a petition calling on the government to make disabled people eligible for the £650 one-off payment that has been announced for carers.

  • Easy Read Guides To Help with the Cost of Living

    Easy Read Guides To Help with the Cost of Living

    The cost of living crisis is difficult enough for everyone but people with learning disabilities and autism are likely to find it even harder to access information. Fortunately several organisations have set out information about ways to cope in an easy read format, including Learning Disability England, Mencap, Inclusion London and Speakup Self Advocacy.

  • Youth Innovation Fellowship

    Youth Innovation Fellowship

    The Policy Centre for African Peoples, which works to enable African and disadvantaged people of all ethnic origins to improve their lives through education, leadership training and social engagement, is looking to support up to ten young people aged 18-25 who have lived experience of either poverty, mental health or discrimination, as Youth Innovation Fellows.

  • Information to Help With the Cost Of Living

    Information to Help With the Cost Of Living

    Times are tough, with disabled people often feeling the impact of the current cost of living crisis more than others. So, as we come across any information produced to help you to ease the cost of living, we’ll be sure to let you know. Here’s the latest, which includes Sheffield City Council’s new ‘Cost of Living Support Document’ and GOV.UK’s new ‘Help For Households’ page with information about the Energy Price Guarantee.

  • Look In The Mirror For 'Dis Life'

    Look In The Mirror For 'Dis Life'

    National newspaper The Daily Mirror is standing up for disability rights by running a regular column written by a member of a top campaigning organisation. Disability Rights UK (DRUK) Communications Manager Anna Morell now writes a weekly column entitled ‘Dis Life’. The latest column looks at why publicly available wheelchairs so often don’t grant disabled people independence.

  • Employment Personal Development Courses

    Employment Personal Development Courses

    The next Healthy Mind 6-week personal development course at Big Ambitions begins on 6th October 2022. The behavioural change course is designed to improve participants’ wellbeing, confidence and mental health. You must be resident in the UK, unemployed and/or Economically Inactive to attend. The Endorphins Group offers a similar Empower Course though the course dates in Sheffield are yet to be determined.

  • Launchpad at Sheffield Theatres

    Launchpad at Sheffield Theatres

    Do you have passion for drama and performance and would you like to develop your skills? If so,Launchpad is offering workshops for adults with Learning disabilities and/or Autism to develop personal,social and performance skills and work towards creating a piece of performance to share in the Playhouse theatre in March 2022.The application deadline is Monday 10th October.

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