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  • Sheffield Voices Health Consultations Report

    Sheffield Voices Health Consultations Report

    Sheffield Voices was commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group to run a series of events in May to find out what people with learning disabilities and autistic people feel about health services in Sheffield. They connected with around 100 people who were able to give their views in this Easy Read report.

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  • Your Chance to Choose

    Your Chance to Choose

    Chance to Choose is the name of our exciting new project commissioned by Sheffield City Council to coproduce the new ‘Working Age Adults Framework’ for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re getting together to learn what our ideas of a perfect life looks like by making art, writing stories or creating drama. If you have a learning disability or autism we’d love you to join us.

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  • Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

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  • #Equal Treatment Challenging Racism Seminars

    #Equal Treatment Challenging Racism Seminars

    From 14th until the end of June the free #EqualTreatment seminars and follow up workshops aim to share the lived experiences of health and social care services and support of B.A.M.E families with children and adults with learning disabilities. They will consider how to challenge and address racism and inequalities locally and regionally as service providers, communities and families and call for action, accountability and a commitment for change.

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  • Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    There is no evidence that dementia affects people with learning disabilities differently to how it affects other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted. Good to know that the Alzheimer’s Society has produced these Easy Read dementia factsheets.

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  • Under The Stars and On Stage

    Under The Stars and On Stage

    Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

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  • What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

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  • Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Our Sheffied Voices self-advocacy drama group has developed a play ‘Welcome to Sunny Smiles Care Home’ about the best ( or possibly the Worst ! ) care home around…. which we are showcasing on 4th May at 5.30pm to 6.30 pm at the Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row Sheffield. If you have a learning disability and want to learns some acting skills we are also looking for new participants for our next adventure starting on 13th May.

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  • Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving is a human rights-based campaign, with associated network meetings, hosted by Choice Support. They believe people with learning disabilities and/or autism should be able to enjoy the same sexual and romantic freedoms as everyone else.Check out their blogs, podcasts and guides.

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  • Free Health Training

    Free Health Training

    Free health training for people with a Learning Disability or Autism and their families and parents is available online during March using Zoom. It is about understanding the 4 Major Health Issues – epilepsy, dysphagia, sepsis and constipation.

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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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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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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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