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  • Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Congratulations to our very own advocate and Sheffield campaigner, Anne Everson ,who has spoken of her success in ensuring more of the city’s polling stations are accessible to disabled people. Anne started her campaign three years. Due to her efforts and just before the elections took place this week Walkley Library polling station was moved to Ebenezer Methodist Church and the Hallamshire Tiles polling station was moved to Crookesmoor Lifelong Learning Centre.

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  • Let's Talk about Health Data Sharing Workshop

    Let's Talk about Health Data Sharing Workshop

    Tools for Life is a research project which aims to develop tools to empower people to make informed decisions about sharing their patient data for research. Members of the public, patients, and health professionals are being invited to take part in a deliberation day on Thursday 27th May.To say thank all participants will receive a £40 Amazon voucher at the end of the workshop.

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  • New Guidance for Visits out of Care Homes

    New Guidance for Visits out of Care Homes

    From Tuesday 4 May, people living in care homes in England will not have to self-isolate if they leave the home to be in the garden of a relative or friend, or to visit outdoor spaces such as parks.Nicci Gerrard, from John’s Campaign, said the change of stance, announced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), was “a chink of light for residents of care homes and their families, and a victory for all those people who have been eloquent in their campaign against the 14-day rule”.

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  • Racial Equality Hearing Dates

    Racial Equality  Hearing Dates

    The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and race inequality in the City .The Commission’s programme of hearings starts again this month with events live streamed and available online for all to watch for free including the Health Hearing Day on 13 May.

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  • Festival of Debate 2021 is Live

    Festival of Debate 2021 is  Live

    South Yorkshire’s Festival of Debate programme has returned with a ‘digital led’ festival from 4 May – 6 June 2021 . The Festival creates opportunities to bring people together to share new ideas and lived experience that can help shape our understanding of the world.You can browse events by date or topic which includes climate change, solving poverty, social justice and putting citizens in the lead.

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  • Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    There should be no barriers to voting for disabled people. Everyone should have the right to vote on their own and in secret. You have the right to support if you would like to vote. In their new report ‘Elections for Everyone’ the Electoral Commission is calling on the UK governments, political parties and those who run elections to make voting more accessible. At Disability Sheffield we’re concerned that some polling stations in Sheffield are not accessible.

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  • Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    A leading charity representing people affected by dementia is calling for stories to show the impact of the broken care system on their everyday lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to improve social care policy. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place 7-23 May, is bringing social care reform back to the top of the agenda saying that the social care system is no longer fit for purpose.

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  • Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Disability rights campaigners are accusing the Government of discrimination because people who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 are seemingly banned from venues being used to host ‘test’ events in allowing crowds to return to venues. These include the World Snooker Championship currently talking place in Sheffield.

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  • Hope for the Future

    Hope for the Future

    The College of Medicine was founded in 2010 to reform healthcare so that it works for everyone in a way that’s inclusive, progressive and compassionate. The College wants to redefine medicine beyond pills and procedures, to reconnect practitioners with patients, people with their environment and use both conventional and non-conventional approaches to health. Their new manifesto, Hope for the Future, is their vision for better healthcare in the next decade.

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  • Rediscover Sheffield and Beat the Street

    Rediscover Sheffield and Beat the Street

    Now that we’re officially easing out of lockdown, Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ is a collection of stories and updates showcasing what Sheffield has to offer over Spring, including events, making the most of our outdoor city, drinks and dining places and local delivery providers.Plus Beat the Street is coming soon to transform Sheffield into a giant game which you can play from 16 June – 28 July.

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