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  • Healthy Living and Physical Activity Co-ordinator

    Healthy Living and Physical Activity Co-ordinator

    We are looking to recruit a co-ordinator to lead our exciting new project, in partnership with Sheffield CCG, working with community groups to increase their capacity to support people with severe mental illness, a learning disability and/or autism to access healthy living and physical activity opportunities in their local communities.

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  • Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

    Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

    The Independent Living Group, a UK wide membership organisation set up to support Individual Employers and their staff, has reported a lot of enquiries from individual employers and Direct Payment professionals about the continued use of PPE since the relaxation of restrictions in England on 19th July. In response to this ILG Support have put together a new advice note for individual employers explaining that in some cases, individual employers won’t be quite so ready to relax the rules.

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  • Social Club Offers Health and Care

    Social Club Offers Health and Care

    A new social cafe and lunch club has been set up by SACMHA Health and Social Care, a Sheffield-based organisation which aims to provide culturally sensitive help, particularly to those who feel marginalised or who struggle to access mainstream services. It will take place at the SADACCA building on The Wicker, every Thursday from August 5th.

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  • Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    A deaf woman from Yorkshire won a claim against the government after a judge found a lack of sign language at two Covid briefings “served to disempower, to frustrate and to marginalise”.Ms Rowley launched the court action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove in relation to the “data briefings” on 21 September and 12 October 2020.

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  • Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Tell Us your Pyjama Drama

    Sheffield Voices is proud to announce we have secured funding from the Arts Council to run a self-advocacy drama group, Pyjama Drama. We are on the lookout for people with a learning disability who want to join us to come and make theatre about their experiences of being in lockdown during Covid.

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  • Disabled People Reject New ‘tick box’ National Disability Strategy.

    Disabled People Reject New ‘tick box’ National Disability Strategy.

    The DPO Forum Engand , made up of Disabled Peoples Organisations, including Disability Sheffield, has issued a press release expressing outrage at the Government’s decision to go ahead with the launch of a national disability strategy saying that is not a strategy, does not address key problems, does not reflect the issues and priorities of Disabled people and was not developed with Disabled people organisations.

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  • Exploring Challenges for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Getting Out Again - Starting Thoughts

    Exploring Challenges for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Getting Out Again - Starting Thoughts

    Are you classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) and concerned about getting out and about? If so we’ve been hearing from many people about various concerns and the following article might help you to start thinking through what’s right for you (with more to come!):

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  • Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal

    Learning disabilities self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices has called for change and expressed anger in a video after an autism and learning disability unit was closed to new admissions . A CQC report identied that The Firshill Rise unit was not safe or effective and people experienced harm because of a lack of protection, abusive incidents, restraint and seclusion.

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  • SCR Urged to Consider Accessibility Issues in its Bus Services Improvement Plan

    SCR Urged to Consider Accessibility Issues in its Bus Services Improvement Plan

    On the 4th of June 2021 Sheffield Transport 4 All (ST4A) wrote to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Mayor Dan Jarvis asking for his thoughts on boosting accessibility as part of the Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP). The plan is an essential component of securing funds from government to keep bus services running as passenger numbers recover over the coming years. Disappointingly ST4A still have not received a reply from the mayor that responds to the accessibility points raised and has brought this to the attention of Disability Sheffield.

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  • Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

    Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

    Sheffield Voices which is part of Disability Sheffield is looking for a person with a learning disability to join our team as a peer self-advocate.The job is for 10 hours a week. The pay is £7.426 per year. You need to ask us for a job pack and fill and return the application form by 9am on the 13th August.

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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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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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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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