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  • Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

  • Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

    Sheffield Sport and Leisure Strategy

    Sheffield City Council is asking for everyone’s views to help re-shape sport and leisure facilities and services to deliver the outcomes in Sheffield’s Move More Plan and contribute towards wider strategic priorities.Online focus groups to discuss the strategy are also taking place in Local Area Committee (LAC) meetings during January.

  • New LGBTQ+ Cafe

    New LGBTQ+ Cafe

    Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices have launched a new social cafe for members of the LGBTQ+ community who also identify as being autistic, nerodiverse or disabled. Currently on zoom at 3-4pm every Thursday we meet to discuss issues affecting both communities, socialize and discuss the unique experiences being in both communities has on our day to day lives.

  • Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

    Physical Fitness Can Help Mental Health

    A new initiative developed and hosted by Sheffield Flourish on the Sheffield Mental Health Guide reminds people that if you are living with severe mental illness you are entitled to a free physical health check every year and that a healthier body can often lead to a healthier mind.

  • Long Covid Help And Support Sessions

    Long Covid Help And Support Sessions

    Have you had Long Covid or been affected by it in some way? If so you may want to share your experiences and help medical professionals sort out strategies to help others.Project Echo, based at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, has set up a group exploring the impact of long covid, and how and where people can get the right support. The next session will take place on Thursday 27th January from 1.30 to 3pm

  • SACMHA Newsletter

    SACMHA  Newsletter

    SACMHA was set up over 30 years ago to meet the needs of members of Sheffield’s African Caribbean Community experiencing mental ill health.The issue of their first newsletter aims to capture what is happening in the organisation focussing on direct support through engaging, consulting and informing the African Caribbean community in Sheffield.

  • Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Sheffield City Council is offering support to provide a taxi service to anyone unable to access their Covid jabs at a vaccination clinic because of transport difficulties, who otherwise could not or would not attend. Sheffield City Council will then receive an itemised bill of the trip and cover the cost. This arrangement is currently running until 17th Jan 2022. If you meet the criteria and have a disability we can help by arranging a taxi for you ( using a code provided by the council ) so just get in touch.

  • #SpeakUp Small Grants Reports

    #SpeakUp Small Grants Reports

    Healthwatch Sheffield has been publishing the findings from their #SpeakUp small grants scheme, where local voluntary and community groups speak to the people they work with about their experiences with health and care services. Reports in November and December include the Burton St Foundation, Luv2MeetYou , Asperger’s Children and Carers Together, Autism Hope and Sheffield Voices, Disability Sheffield’s learning disability group.

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