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  • Sounds of Sheffield: Synth Pop and Beyond

    Sounds of Sheffield:  Synth Pop and Beyond

    Isaac White lives in Sheffield and is a wheelchair user. Living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Isaac advised Blend Kitchen on the design of their wheelchair-accessible catering kitchen, and has been involved with the restaurant ever since. Isaac is organising a synth pop fundraising event at Blend Kitchen on Friday 19th of May 2023 with p´╗┐roceeds going to Action Duchenne.

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  • Share your PIP Story with Turn2Us

    Share your PIP Story with Turn2Us

    A major national anti-poverty charity – Turn2Us – are seeking the stories of those who have successfully claimed PIP so that others can be encouraged to make a claim. Turn2us is known for its online tools to help people understand and access their rights and are developing a new online tool to help people claim.

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  • Dropped Kerbs and Double Parking

    Dropped Kerbs and Double Parking

    Sheffield City Council is running a survey to gather information on whether, and what hot spots there are for issues with certain forms of pavement parking and obstructing dropped kerb crossing points. The short timescale ( closing date 27 March ) seems to indicate a wish to minimise the issue so please make it a priority to show council parking service otherwise!

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  • Support For Women Survivors of Depression

    Support For Women Survivors of Depression

    Women experiencing mental illness across Sheffield & South Yorkshire can say SODIT – by joining an organisation for Survivors Of Depression In Transition, aiming to help them move on.SODIT provides support services like a self-help (peer) group made up of women who have personal experience of the same issue or life situation , facilitates counselling services and offers creative courses. Their next peer support group starts on 23 March.

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  • Do You Need a Certificate to Vote?

    Do You Need a Certificate to Vote?

    The Elections Act 2022 has introduced a new requirement for voters in England to show photo ID before voting in person at a polling station. If you are registered to vote but don’t hold one of the acceptable forms of photo ID ( passport, driving license, bus pass, blue badge etc ), you can apply for a voter authority certificate free of charge following verification of your identity. You will not need photo ID if you vote by post.

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  • Accessible Information Standard Review

    Accessible Information Standard Review

    Disability Rights UK is among a group of disability and accessibility organisations who have written a letter to NHS England to express disappointment at the lack of progress in reviewing the legally-binding Accessible Information Standard, saying people’s health and wellbeing have been put at direct risk from not receiving information in a way they can understand.

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  • Ignite Your Creative Spirit Through Volunteering

    Ignite Your Creative Spirit Through Volunteering

    Are you feeling creative and also want to help others? Do you want to develop your skills or experiences? Or meet new people?Ignite Imaginations have partnered with Voluntary Action Sheffield and 23 other arts and community organisations (hosts) to make it easy for you to find a broad range of exciting opportunities to volunteer in creative and community organisations.

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  • Cold Weather Tips

    Cold Weather Tips

    Wintry weather is back with a vengeance in the Sheffield area at the moment so the Winter is not over yet and there may be more to come. We hope you stay safe and as warm as possible. Here’s a round up of information to help – if you’ve any tips to further useful links please let us know in the comments box and please check on vulnerable friends and neighbours if you can.

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  • Cost of Living Versus Cost of Care

    Cost of Living Versus Cost of Care

    Thousands of people with disabilities and long-term illnesses are now in debt after being unable to pay for social care amid rising food and rent prices, according to new research by the BBC. Disability Sheffield’s Advocacy service is seeing more and more people they work with turning down the care they require because they cannot afford the contributions.

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  • COVID-19 PPE for Individual Employers Post March 2023

    COVID-19 PPE for Individual Employers Post March 2023

    The Disability Sheffield COVID-19 PPE Service will be ending on 31st March 2023. From April 2023, Individual Employers will be able to access COVID-19 PPE by registering with the NHS PPE Portal. PPE ordered from the portal is free of charge until 31 March 2024 or until stocks are depleted.

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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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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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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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