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  • Lived Experience Roles

    Lived Experience Roles

    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust provide a range of mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services to the people of Sheffield.The Trust is delivering a series of human rights training for their staff and are seeking people with lived experience of their service to coproduce and co-deliver the training modules. The lived experience roles are available as paid or volunteer roles.

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  • Call For Better Buses for South Yorkshire

    Call For Better Buses for South Yorkshire

    DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of national organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is taking part in a campaign calling for Better Buses in our region. The campaign brings together people and groups who want to see bus services improved for the benefit of passengers and communities. They also want a return to public control of buses in the area, with a link to a petition on the subject.

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  • Free Green Home Grants : Apply Now

    Free Green Home Grants : Apply Now

    Sheffield City Council has received funding and has partnered with the energy company E.ON to deliver the Green Homes Grant to improve the energy efficiency of homeowners’ households for free. This will help make your home cheaper to heat and reduce its ‘carbon footprint’. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply. Please note the scheme has funding for a limited number of installations only. It is operating on a first come, first served basis and if you are interested you should apply as soon as possible.

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  • Supporting Sexualities or Genders Project

    Supporting Sexualities or Genders Project

    A new study on personal support, gender and sexuality is looking for participants. If you’d like to take part you must be aged between 18 and 30, live in England and have over 6 months experience of managing your support arrangements. You do not have to have a PA right now. The study asks how young disabled adults make decisions about hiring personal assistants, and whether gender or sexuality (of a PA or individual employer) shape those decisions.

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  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Have your say on where you vote. We reported earlier this year about the local campaign for accessible polling stations. Sheffield City Council is reviewing polling districts and want to make sure polling stations are in the right locations and have suitable facilities to make voting as easy as possible for everyone.They have already made some proposals and would like your feedback by 30 November.

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2021/2022

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2021/2022

    Are you employed as a PA for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own PA(s) and want to further their skills and knowledge or improve your understanding of your role and responsibilities as an individual employer? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2022.

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  • South Yorkshire Walking Football Network Forum and FREE sessions

    South Yorkshire Walking Football Network Forum and FREE sessions

    Age UK Sheffield is collaborating with Sheffield United Community Foundation, Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Community Wellness Service and Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA to encourage people to get involved in physical activity and enhance mental and physical wellbeing.The first meeting of the forum will be held on Monday 29th November from 1pm–2pm .

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  • Your Digital NHS Covid Pass

    Your Digital NHS Covid Pass

    The government has updated its guidance on how to get an NHS COVID Pass and demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and at events and venues in England.You can apply for a medical exemption if you cannot get vaccinated or tested for medical reasons. You’ll then be able to get an NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues when your medical exemption is confirmed.

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  • Sheffield REC Initial Findings

    Sheffield REC Initial Findings

    The Sheffield Race Equality Commission was established in Summer 2020 by Sheffield City Council to assess the nature, extent, causes and impact of racism and race inequality in Sheffield and to make recommendations for tackling them. Its interim report concludes that the state of racial equality in the city remains a significant problem for Sheffield.

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  • Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Get a Priority Service and Get Smart

    Did you know that if you’re disabled you can go on a Priority Services Register for water as well as for energy companies? It’s easy to join and offers help such as bills in alternative formats, prioriy support during planned works or interruption of your supply, help with meter reading or to manage your account.South Yorkshire self-advocacy group Speakup are working with Yorkshire Water to encourage people with learning disabilites and autism to register and are also supporting the rollout of Smart Meters.

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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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