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  • City Hosts World's First Dysarthria Awareness Day

    City Hosts World's First Dysarthria Awareness Day

    The world’s first ever Dysarthria Awareness Day was held in Sheffield recently. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles used to talk are weak or a person has difficulty controlling them. It most often results in slurred slow speech. Among those taking part was Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn.

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  • Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

    Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

    We have been blown away by the amount of entries we’ve had and we’re so grateful to everyone who took the time to send us a logo. We’ll be announcing our winners soon, but in the meantime head over to our Facebook page to see the entries!

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  • Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

    We’re saying Hello to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week! This year’s theme, ‘BSL in Our Hands’ is about children’s education and access to the languages of BSL and English from an early age. There’s also a new report from the RNID saying the way deaf people are valued, supported and communicated with in our society really does matter. It matters to us too.

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  • We're Hiring a Project Development Worker

    We're Hiring a Project Development Worker

    Sheffield Voices is recruiting a Project Development Worker. You will be working in a small but busy team assisting with the day to day running of community social advocacy projects. Your job role will include attending and co-delivering group sessions, workshops, and events. The main part of this role is building on our young person’s self-advocacy project that we started last year. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

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  • Could you be a PA Champion?

    Could you be a PA Champion?

    Sheffield Council has commissioned The PA Champion project designed to raise awareness of direct payments within the city, with a particular focus on Personal Assistants. They are advertising two PA Champion posts ( closing date 7 June ) and looking for five Co-Design Group Members with lived experience of employing PAs or personal assistants themselves to help shape delivery of the project.

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  • Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

    Are you 50 or over, interested in virtual reality, and want to help with mental health and reducing loneliness among your peers? If so, you may be interested in joining Planet Wellbeing. Sheffield Hallam University are recruiting for the project, exploring how virtual reality can improve mental health and reduce loneliness for older people.

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  • Changes to Mental Health Crisis Service

    Changes to Mental Health Crisis Service

    A new urgent and crisis mental health service has launched in Sheffield replacing the Single Point of Access team. Call 111 and choose option 2 to speak to a dedicated mental health call handler if you or someone you know needs urgent help.

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  • Sheffield Voices Big Voice on Access

    Sheffield Voices Big Voice on Access

    Our Sheffield Voices self advocacy group would like to invite you to their next Big Voice Conference on June 21st from 10am – 3pm at Sheffield Town Hall . The main theme for this conference is Access. This event is for people with a learning disability and Autistic people living in the Sheffield area and we also welcome service representatives.

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  • We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

    We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

    Disability Sheffield has recently taken over the operation of the Sheffield Travel Support service. As a result we are looking to recruit up to 3 part-time Travel Support Workers, initially on £12 per hour zero-hours contracts whilst we work out the services needs. The closing date to apply is Sunday 26th May.

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  • Recruitment to Health and Care Research Committee

    Recruitment to Health and Care Research Committee

    The National Institute for Health and Care Research is looking for members of the public who can bring their own experiences to improve the research they fund, to join one of their committees. The committees help decide which research to prioritise . The deadline for submitting an application is midnight on Sunday 28 April, 2024.

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