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Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

The findings of a workshop held last November looking at Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support in Sheffield have just been published.

Bringing together work from SACMHA, Health Watch Sheffield, Speak Up, Think Local Act Personal and Disability Sheffield, the report highlights the specific experiences and recommendations from each group as well as views and concerns shared by them all.

A key concern recognised that services are typically focussed on single issues like race or disability or other characteristics, rather than disabled people from black, asian and minority ethnic communities in Sheffield.

Next steps include work promoting self-directed support, creating a cultural competency resource, improving community organisation joint working, increasing the self-directed support infrastructure and developing the personal assistant (PAs) workforce.

For the report overview, including links to the contributions from each organisation click


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