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  • Call to Write to your MP about Prepayment Meters

    Call to Write to your MP about Prepayment Meters

    A campaign call has gone out for disabled people to write to their MP over the forced installation of prepayment meters on vulnerable energy customers. The Action Network is asking you to write and help them to put pressure on the government about this important issue that needs to be addressed.

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  • Prepayment Meter Scandal Must End

    Prepayment Meter Scandal Must End

    Business and Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has written to energy suppliers calling on them to stop the harmful and anxiety inducing practice of forcibly moving consumers over to prepayment meters without taking every step to support vulnerable consumers in difficulty.This follows after pressure from the voluntary sector, including Citizens Advice calling on energy companies to stop the practice.

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  • Connect Through Creativity Callout

    Connect Through Creativity Callout

    Criptic Arts are looking for online facilitators to deliver creative and engaging events over Zoom in spoken English or BSL for a year-long series of weekly workshops and activities called Connect through Creativity. This opportunity is only open to deaf and disabled people.

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  • Mental Health Support Hub Launch

    Mental Health Support Hub Launch

    The national charity Mental Health Matters is launching a Support Hub at 44 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS on 31 January from 2 – 4.30 pm. Drop in to learn more about the service and meet the staff team along with other local organisations who provide mental health support.

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  • Online Training for IEs and PAs

    Online Training for IEs and PAs

    Coleman Training, a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence endorsed learning provider, has developed training resources for individual employers and personal assistants.Their online courses are available for a monthly fee per learner, which can be reclaimed via individual employer funding.

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  • Telling Your Story Can Make A Difference

    Telling Your Story Can Make A Difference

    To mark National Storytelling Week from January 30th to February 5th, Changing Faces, a charity representing people with visible differences or disfigurements, is urging people to share their story and providing some tips for storytelling.

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  • Disability Union's Annual Report

    Disability Union's Annual Report

    The Disability Union, founded in 2020 to further disability rights and increase inclusion , has released its annual report showing its achievements during 2022. The Union is now planning a pilot project to trai disabled people to run for political office, as part of its community and political work.

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  • The Social Model Festival Plans to Offer More

    The Social Model Festival Plans to Offer More

    Theatre Deli is looking for disabled artists, theatremakers and creative practitioners to give their views about planning a festival based on the Social Model of Disability .The festival line-up will be based on your responses to help plan the direction of the festival and demonstrate the range of experiences and opinions you have. The closing date is 5 February.

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  • Need Support through Court?

    Need Support through Court?

    Support Through Court is a charity that provides practical and emotional support for anyone going through the civil or family court alone. The charity is now based at the University of Sheffield and has expanded its service. Their volunteers offer practical, procedural and emotional support either face to face ( appointment only ), by video or on the phone.

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  • Farewell and Hello to our CEO

    Farewell and Hello to our CEO

    It’s with sadness and anticipation, appropriately at the close of 2022 and the start of 2023, that we have bidden a fond farewell to out previous CEO Emily Morton and welcome Stephen Bonner as our new Chief Executive Officer.Steve has worked in the charity sector for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to lead us forward.

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