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  • Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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  • Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

    Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

    The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Disability Sheffield is the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.

    Closing date for applications is 5th October 2020.

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  • BFI Film Academy Applications Now Open

    BFI Film Academy Applications Now Open

    Do you dream of a career in the film industry?The BFI Film Academy are recruiting twenty young people aged 16-19 to take part in the academy here in Sheffield at the Showroom cinema.The course runs from Wednesday 4th November 2020 until Saturday 30th January 2020- the deadline for applications is Friday 23rd October.

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  • Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    If you have a learning disability and love writing stories and expressing yourself, the Magic Pen Competition, a new category of the Sheffield Short Story Competition, is looking for entries. Your story must be about Sheffield and can be up to 500 words long. So get your Magic Pen out to win a book token and Henderson’s Relish goodies (very Sheffield!). The closing date for entries is 30 September 2020

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  • Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Pavement parking often presents major challenges for disabled people, especially for people with visual impairments , wheelchair users and people who use mobility aids, leading to calls to make it illegal. After years of campaigning the Government has set up a consultation on whether pavement parking should be banned and local authorities given more powers to challenge those who do so.The consultation closes on 22 November 2020.

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  • The Dr will Zoom You Now

    The Dr will Zoom You Now

    Due to the coronavirus crisis many medical and care appointments that would have taken place face-to-face are now conducted digitally which can prove difficult. This report provides top tips for patients and professional helping you to get the most from the virtual health and care experience.

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  • ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    The Office for National Statistics has released its third set of data showing the impacts of Coronavirus on disabled people during July – revealing that disabled people were more likely to go out to attend medical appointments or take care of others than non-disabled people, and less likely to be socialising and eating out.

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  • Access to Work : Updated Guidance

    Access to Work : Updated Guidance

    The Department for Works and Pensions has published updated guidance explaining that during the Coronavirus outbreak you can still get help from Access to Work if you have a disability or a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job. You may be able to get extra help with working from home, at your normal workplace, or a combination of both.

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  • DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    The Department for Work and Pensions has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve their provision for deaf claimants who contact them by telephone. The DWP has committed to an action plan to address problems complainants identified. The EHRC will monitor the action plan on a monthly basis to ensure the agreed steps have been completed.

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  • Can you Help Develop Neurocare Knowhow?

    Can you Help Develop Neurocare Knowhow?

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are leading on a project to develop a new online learning tool for care workers who support people with neurological conditions.From October Neurocare KnowHow is hosting online co-design workshops and looking for people living with a neurological condition, their PAs and family members interested in taking part.There will be later opportunities to be involved in filming and testing the resource.

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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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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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