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  • Wintry Weather Alert and Tips

    Wintry Weather Alert and Tips

    Frost, snow and freezing temperatures have been forecast for the Sheffield area towards the end of this month – so we want to make sure that you stay safe and sound. Sheffield City Council has provided information to help you deal with whatever the wintry weather throws at you.

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  • The MS Society is Hoping to Hear from You

    The MS Society is Hoping to Hear from You

    The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society sometimes invites people with MS to take part in their surveys, to help them shape their research and policies. If you’re living with MS and usually DON’T fill out their surveys they want to find out why and how they can better engage with you.

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  • Questionnaire On Accessibility In Schools

    Questionnaire On Accessibility In Schools

    The Alliance For Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) has launched a questionnaire which aims to find out how parents and those working in the system feel about accessibility in English secondary schools.
    The survey, which closes at the end of February, has been designed to find out if compulsory Accessibility Plans at schools have been effective.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose will be launching its 7th block of walks on Tuesday 15 January 2019 delivering the project in Parson Cross and Shiregreen for the first time. Walking for Purpose offers jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

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  • Have Your Say on New Priorities In NHS Long Term Plan

    Have Your Say on New Priorities In NHS Long Term Plan

    The NHS Long Term Plan – details of which have been announced this week – was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. Local organisation Healthwatch Sheffield is set to offer the public the chance to have their say and help shape implementation of the plan.

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  • Campaigning Workshop for Carers

    Campaigning Workshop for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre is holding a free workshop on Thursday February 7th, from 10.30am to 2.30pm to make carers more aware of their legal rights and enable them to plan campaigns. The workshop will cover what people are entitled to under the Care Act 2014, how to plan a campaign and influence local decision makers and how to use traditional and social medias to bring about the change you want to see.

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  • Petition Over Disabled Parking Bays in Sheffield

    Petition Over Disabled Parking Bays in Sheffield

    A petition has been set up by a Sheffield citizen to protest at discrimination against disabled drivers in the city’s major new roads upgrading scheme, claiming that ‘Streets Ahead’ have resurfaced on street parking zones across Sheffield but have not included disabled bays. Disabled adults, children and carers should be able to shop locally, meet friends and support local businesses. Without “disabled bays”, this makes it difficult and is discriminatory. If you agree Ann-Marie asks you to sign her petition.

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  • Improve Your Strength By Trying Weightlifting

    Improve Your Strength By Trying Weightlifting

    Hallam Barbell, an Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Training Club based in Sheffield, is now offering a disability-inclusive programme and has a para power bench which allows disabled people to train competitively. It is an official British Weightlifting affiliated club, with an ambition to make Sheffield stronger: physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

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  • Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Skills for Care are working with Skills for Health, the National Autistic Society and Opening Minds Consultancy to develop a ‘core capabilities framework’ about autism. They are holding 2 co-production sessions in Sheffield on January 21st for paid staff who support autistic people ( AM ) and for people with lived experience of autism ( PM ).Skills for Care will use what you tell them to shape the new framework so that public services can ensure their staff deliver their services in the way that autistic people need. It will also help services to train their staff properly.

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  • Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    We hope that you enjoyed our Celebration Event on Thursday 6th December marking 10 years of our advocacy and information service, as much as we did. Thank you to our sponsors who made the celebration possible – Switalskis solicitors, our local Sainsbury’s on Division Street and Virgin for the use of their fantastic lounge. A special thank you to our trustee Christine Griffiths from Switalskis solicitors for her support and assistance at the event and our volunteer, Andrew Smith who has produced a great video we launched on the night to mark the occasion.

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