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  • Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a draft strategy for Sheffield which looks creatively at how people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum
    condition can be supported to have the best possible physical health and live longer and healthier lives. As part of finalising the strategy the CCG has launched a survey asking for your views, which closes on 7 August 2020.

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  • Where to look for Easy Read Coronavirus Information

    Where to look for Easy Read Coronavirus Information

    There is a lot of guidance and information for the public about Coronavirus but where do you find Easy Read information if you have a learning disability or autism ? Just click on ‘Learning Disability’ or ‘Autism’ on our Disability Sheffield Cornavirus Information and Support page to take you to Easy Read information that will keep you up to date with the latest news.

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  • Petition against Cuts to in Funding for Autistic People

    Petition against Cuts to in Funding for Autistic People

    Emily Ivey felt like a prisoner when her support hours were taken away. Her petition calling for an end to cuts in funding for Autistic people is close to reaching 2,500 signatures.

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  • Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Hear what it’s really like being in lockdown from people with learning disabilities or autism as we discuss our experiences of being in isolation and invite you to take part. In our video members of the public join our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices, on webcam and talk about the good and the bad things about being in lockdown, social distancing and self isolating. We hope you’ll join in the conversation with us next time.

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  • Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Do you have a learning disability or autism? Sheffield Voices, our learning disability and autism group, is offering a space where people can connect with each other, have some fun and find out information. Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am until 12pm, that’s for one hour on “ZOOM”, which is an online meeting space.

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  • Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Would you like to be part of creating a new piece of graffiti art for Tinsley Canal? The Carers Project in partnership with Sheffield River and Canal Trust are offering free graffiti art sessions in March and April for unpaid carers and their cared for adult with a mild/moderate learning disability and or autism.

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  • Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    The Merlin is proud to present the opening of ‘Fading into Nothingness ‘ on January 17th, 18th and 19th written by Theo Griffiths, a former student of Freeman College. ‘Fading into Nothingness’ is a short play about a Sheffield family torn apart by grief and how they cope with their teenage son, Zack (played by Theo) who is autistic and already struggling in mainstream school.

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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • Autism Plus Launch New Website

    Autism Plus Launch New Website

    The national charity supporting adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs since 1986, has a new award winning ‘Recite-me’ toolbar allowing visitors to customise the website so it works best for them, which is especially important for website users who have a range of neurodiverse conditions and disabilities.

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  • Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    The British Parliament’s Joint Committee On Human Rights findings condemn the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.

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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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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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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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