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  • Temporary loss of step free access to Dore Railway Station

    Temporary loss of step free access to Dore Railway Station

    Rail passengers who need step free access at Dore and Totley Railway station are urged to book passenger assistance if travelling to or from the station during the period from the 25th March to 4th April 2024. This is because the new lifts will not be fully working for some, or all of this period.

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  • Individual Employer Funding

    Individual Employer Funding

    Did you know that as an individual employer you can apply for funding from Skills for Care to train yourself and your personal assistant(s)? The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2024 and any training that you want to be funded must be started by 30 April 2024.

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  • Disability Sheffield Volunteer John Playing Away

    Disability Sheffield Volunteer John Playing Away

    Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn ( pictured right ) has started to stage new moves in his writing career – with two of his plays being performed in the city soon. A short piece of his has been chosen for a night of new work to be held at Theatre Deli in Sheffield on Tuesday April 9th and a full-length work will be seen at Sheffield Theatres in the summer.

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  • What should Social Workers be Taught?

    What should Social Workers be Taught?

    The Knowledge Bank are a group of people who have all had social workers and they work with the social work team at The University of Sheffield to represent the views of people with lived experience. The team are reviewing what they teach on the course and has asked The Knowledge Bank to find out what people think makes a good social worker. And to do this they want to hear from people in the South Yorkshire area who also have experience of social workers.

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  • BSL Acting Intensive Course

    BSL Acting Intensive Course

    Are you deaf and into acting? If so you could benefit from a new course being held this summer. BSL Acting Intensive is described as ‘a fun, practical and intensive week of deaf-led actor training.’ The five-day course is created by the Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama and Deafinitely Theatre in collaboration with Graeae Theatre Company.

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  • Latest Healthwatch Sheffield Briefing

    Latest Healthwatch Sheffield Briefing

    What are are the key issues Healthwatch Sheffield has been hearing about in December ’23 to January ’24 from members of the public, voluntary sector colleagues and stories shared on Care Opinion? Their briefing includes feedback from GPs, hospital care, and mental health services

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  • Sign Up,Sign Up

    Sign Up,Sign Up

    If you sign up with us there is no charge and we will get back to you to find out what the issues are that you’re particularly interested in. We can keep you up to date with what’s happening in our city and build a more interactive community of interest that can bring about change. Join our community today.

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  • What About Me?

    What About Me?

    We are working in partnership with Sunderland People First and the University of Sheffield to carry out this research project . We are trying to find people with a learning disability and carers who look after people with a learning disability, who do not have a social care budget or any formal support. We can give you vouchers worth £45, to interview you online about what your lives look like.

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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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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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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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