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  • New Guidance for GP Practices and a Rethink on NHS Dentistry

    New Guidance for GP Practices and a Rethink on NHS Dentistry

    Healthwatch England, National Voices and the Patients Association England have responded to new guidance to GP practices across the country on facilitating more face-to-face appointments for patients who need it. Healthwatch England is also calling for a ‘radical reform’ of dentistry to create more equitable and affordable dental care.

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  • Wellbeing Workshops For Young Autistic Women

    Wellbeing Workshops For  Young Autistic Women

    Young women who have autism are invited to take part in a new series of free online sessions starting on June 8th to July 13th designed to improve wellbeing and creativity. The workshops offered by Access Space will help participants explore and practice techniques such as breath work and meditation and will also give the chance to share experience.

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  • Carers Week Offers and Events

    Carers Week Offers and Events

    Carers Week ( 7 – 13 June ) is an annual event that raises awareness and celebrates the massive contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities by providing a wide range of help and support to relatives and friends. Check out special offers and events for carers during the week.

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  • Time for a Special Thank You to All our Volunteers

    Time for a Special Thank You to All our Volunteers

    During ‘Volunteers’ Week’( 1 – 7 June ) we are proud to be celebrating the contribution of our volunteers to the work of Disability Sheffield – whether that is with Sheffield Cycling 4 All, Sheffield Voices, delivering PPE, our advocacy and information service, engagement and influence work or as a trustee. Particularly during the past year of the pandemic we would not have been able to support and engage with so many disabled people without them.

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  • Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Disabled, female and into fashion? I so you may be able to help a student who is doing her dissertation on the the fashion industry’s attitude to disability. Catalina, who is studying at a London based school of fashion and design is planning to conduct a focus group on Zoom with female volunteers to discuss problems in finding suitable outfits and look for solutions to making fashion more accessible.

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  • Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Disability Sheffield has sent a letter to the Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit expressing concern that disabled people may find themselves unable to use services and get into events if Vaccine Passports become regarded as essential in the UK.

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  • Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Disabled drivers who use the Motability scheme to lease vehicles will receive another insurance bonus because lockdown has led to fewer claims. If you have a Motability Scheme online account you can request to have the money transferred directly to your bank account or you will be sent the £50 payment by cheque in the next few weeks.

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  • A Really Smart Way To Help Out

    A Really Smart Way To Help Out

    A Sheffield charity which helps unemployed people to get dressed for success has opened its own online boutique of pre-loved clothing for sale to boost their income. The Suit Works support unemployed people of all ages who are trying to get into work by giving them a styling session, informal interview skills and free smart interview appropriate-clothing .

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  • Low Pay Commission Roundtable Discussion Invitation

    Low Pay Commission Roundtable Discussion Invitation

    Are you living in Sheffield, disabled and employed on the minimum wage? If so, the Low Pay Commission is coming to Sheffield on a virtual visit on 2/3 June and would like to speak to you in a roundtable discussion to hear about your experiences.

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  • Improving the Adult Social Care Experience

    Improving the Adult Social Care Experience

    Sheffield citizens with experience of adult social care are invited to be be central to Sheffield City Council’s customer experience programme, identifying what is working well, what isn’t and what improvements should be made. The Council will be holding its first online meeting on Friday 4th June presenting the information gathered so far and talking through how people might want to be involved.

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