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  • Disability Network Event Report

    Disability Network Event Report

    Our first Disability Network event at the Israac Centre in May was well attended and extremely successful in bringing together a diverse community of disabled people and partner organisations sharing their views about barriers. All their contributions have been put into an Easy Read Report. We’re holding more events in June and July. Come along to connect, chat + change!

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  • Carers Week Events and Campaign

    Carers Week Events and Campaign

    Carers UK aim to ‘put carers on the map’ during Carers Week from 10 – 16 June and is inviting unpaid carers to sign their open letter to the next Prime Minister calling for action including the reform and increase of Carers Allowance, to deliver a Carers strategy and recognise caring as the 10th protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Sheffield Carers Centre events are taking place during the week.

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  • No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    Disability Rights groups all around the world have been celebrating the life of Robert Martin. whose campaigning and personal story shaped the movement and the life chances of disabled people all over the world. Robert, from New Zealand, was the only person with an intellectual disability to serve on the UN Committee for Rights of Persons with Disabilities. His advocacy was seen as trailblazing.

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  • Move Your Way

    Move Your Way

    Mental Health Awareness week officially takes place in May with this year’s theme ‘Moving for Your Mental Health’ encouraging everyone to ‘Move your Way’. But it doesn’t stop there and why should it?! To help you find something you enjoy all year, to set your own pace and move in a way that is right for you, have a look at our Physical Activity Factsheet.

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  • City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    City Hosts Dysarthria Awareness Day

    The world’s first ever Dysarthria Awareness Day was held in Sheffield recently. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles used to talk are weak or a person has difficulty controlling them. It most often results in slurred slow speech. Among those taking part was Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn.

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  • Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

    Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

    We have been blown away by the amount of entries we’ve had and we’re so grateful to everyone who took the time to send us a logo. We’ll be announcing our winners soon, but in the meantime head over to our Facebook page to see the entries!

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  • Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    We’re saying Hello to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week! This year’s theme, ‘BSL in Our Hands’ is about children’s education and access to the languages of BSL and English from an early age. There’s also a new report from the RNID saying the way deaf people are valued, supported and communicated with in our society really does matter. It matters to us too.

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  • We're Hiring a Project Development Worker

    We're Hiring a Project Development Worker

    Sheffield Voices is recruiting a Project Development Worker. You will be working in a small but busy team assisting with the day to day running of community social advocacy projects. Your job role will include attending and co-delivering group sessions, workshops, and events. The main part of this role is building on our young person’s self-advocacy project that we started last year. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

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  • Could you be a PA Champion?

    Could you be a PA Champion?

    Sheffield Council has commissioned The PA Champion project designed to raise awareness of direct payments within the city, with a particular focus on Personal Assistants. They are advertising two PA Champion posts ( closing date 7 June ) and looking for five Co-Design Group Members with lived experience of employing PAs or personal assistants themselves to help shape delivery of the project.

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  • Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Are you 50 or over, interested in virtual reality, and want to help with mental health and reducing loneliness among your peers? If so, you may be interested in joining Planet Wellbeing. Sheffield Hallam University are recruiting for the project, exploring how virtual reality can improve mental health and reduce loneliness for older people.

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