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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 have announced their latest dates for their August and September 2019 walks, which will be taking place in Firth Park. Walking for Purpose offers jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

  • Make your Mark on the Health of Sheffield

    Make your Mark on the Health of Sheffield

    Many of you will know that as well as the seven individual hubs that advise the Council, the Equality Hub Network also runs a number of intersectional/ cross-hub working groups which aim to get to grips with issues of common concern in the city. The Health Working Group meets quarterly and is in need of some new members, particularly as this is a major priority for nearly all the hubs and an extremely important area of work for the Council and city partners.

  • Plans To Improve Health And Wellbeing

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has just released its new five-year strategy aimed at improving the health adn wellbeing of the city’s population. The strategy includes a detailed plan for tackling health inequalities for people in the city who are worst off and have been disproportionately affected by continuing austerity.

  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose has launched its 8th block of walks which started on 3rd April and will run until 5th June 2019 delivering the project in Firvale and Stocksbridge for the first time offering jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

  • Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Project Chainge, a new initiative from cycling podcast The HKT Podcast, aims to raise £2,000 to buy specially adapted bikes to support children and adults with various difficulties and disabilities for Sheffield Cycling 4 All and the Mental Health Cycling Project.

  • Budget 2018 Overview

    Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has summarised the key points of the Budget 2018 for disabled people if you wish to see an overview. As a ‘no deal Brexit’ is still a possibility next March’s Spring Statement could be upgraded to a full Budget – this could mean that some of the Budget 2018 proposals detailed could be amended.

  • Health and Care Services #SpeakUp Reports Published

    In 2017, Healthwatch Sheffield launched #SpeakUp Small Grants aimed at local not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community groups, to enable them to run projects that help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield. DAWS Community Gym held an ‘Ampu Tea & Chat’ session to obtain feedback from service users at Northern General Hospital’s Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre.

  • Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people. However, it can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups of people, including disabled people and people with a long term health condition. As we approach Winter, the NHS have published helpful details on “who should have a flu vaccine” and who is eligible for the free vaccination, including carers.

  • Care Quality Commission Review of Sheffield Health and Social Care System Published

    A large scale review into the Sheffield Health and Social Care System for over 65s has been published detailing the problems faced by service users and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Call For New Members of Health Advisory Group

    Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all Sheffield citizens? Healthwatch Sheffield is looking for volunteers to become members of their new strategic advisory group, particularly people who identify or have worked with communities whose voices are not always heard. This includes disabled people, especially if you have experience of health and/or social care as a service user or carer.

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