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  • BSL Acting Intensive Course

    BSL Acting Intensive Course

    Are you deaf and into acting? If so you could benefit from a new course being held this summer. BSL Acting Intensive is described as ‘a fun, practical and intensive week of deaf-led actor training.’ The five-day course is created by the Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama and Deafinitely Theatre in collaboration with Graeae Theatre Company.

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  • Latest Healthwatch Sheffield Briefing

    Latest Healthwatch Sheffield Briefing

    What are are the key issues Healthwatch Sheffield has been hearing about in December ’23 to January ’24 from members of the public, voluntary sector colleagues and stories shared on Care Opinion? Their briefing includes feedback from GPs, hospital care, and mental health services

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  • Sign Up,Sign Up

    Sign Up,Sign Up

    If you sign up with us there is no charge and we will get back to you to find out what the issues are that you’re particularly interested in. We can keep you up to date with what’s happening in our city and build a more interactive community of interest that can bring about change. Join our community today.

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  • What About Me?

    What About Me?

    We are working in partnership with Sunderland People First and the University of Sheffield to carry out this research project . We are trying to find people with a learning disability and carers who look after people with a learning disability, who do not have a social care budget or any formal support. We can give you vouchers worth £45, to interview you online about what your lives look like.

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  • Free Cycling Opportunities in March

    Free Cycling Opportunities in March

    Our inclusive cycling project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All, is peddling into Spring offering free all-ability cycling sessions to give disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more opportunity to ride a wide array of cycles in safe surroundings. With over 30 different trikes and bikes which can be adapted to you, the sessions at various venues are run by a trained session leader and a range of volunteers.

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  • Adaptive Underwear Collection

    Adaptive Underwear Collection

    High Street retail company Primark has launched a new collection of lingerie to help people who may have difficulty using ‘normal’ fastenings and fabrics. They say that each piece has been carefully co-designed with technical specialists, disability advocates and disabled people.

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  • Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

    Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

    The Disability Action Plan sets out the “actions the government will take to improve disabled people’s everyday lives and lays the foundations for longer-term change.” DRUK says the actions are weak – We need co-produced transformation as detailed in the Disabled People’s Manifesto, incorporation of the UNCRPD into domestic law, an end to the social care crisis and the inhumane DWP policies and processes.

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  • Coming out of Hospital

    Coming out of Hospital

    When a family member or friend is in hospital you might be concerned about what will happen when they leave hospital. With this in mind , Carers UK has produced a factsheet about ‘Coming out of Hospital’ alongside advice and information: about what to expect and your rights and choices as an unpaid carer. Locally Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s Back Home Scheme’ may be able to help.

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  • LBGT+ History Month

    LBGT+ History Month

    The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month recognises the important contribution to the fields of medicine and healthcare made by LGBT+ people. NHS Sheffield is celebrating the month with 2 blogs from staff members. Deaf Rainbow UK has launched a glossary of terms to help Deaf members of the LBGT+ community get their points across.

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  • Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    This report presents highlights of the findings from research carried out by Transport for All during 2022 and 2023. It presents disabled people’s experiences of transport in England, the barriers we face and priorities for change. The transport industry must listen and act to deliver transport justice for disabled people.

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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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