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  • STOMP - Stop Over Medication

    STOMP - Stop Over Medication

    STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines. STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

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  • Plans that Work for Work

    People with a learning disability are significantly less likely to be in paid employment than other people. A report by the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) North, the University of Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan University, found that many children and young people with a learning disability are not getting the support they need to get the education, training, and preparation for adulthood that they are entitled to. An Action Plan will follow and you can still get in touch to share your experiences of working, or trying to find work.

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  • Sheffield Theatres' Launchpad Project Returns

    The Launchpad Project, designed to help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism develop skills in drama and performance, is back and looking for new recruits. Organised by Sheffield Theatres, it gives participants the opportunity to work with professionals to develop their performance skills and devise a performance all of their own. Auditions this year are on Thursday 28th March, and the deadline for applications is Friday 1st February .

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  • Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    60 extraordinary people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make society better for everyone are being celebrated in Dimensions’ annual leaders list.

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  • Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    The Friendly Resource Company together with people with learning disabilities and people with autism, with the support of a grant from Awards for All, have developed a workbook including a quiz and videos about the life risks people take every day ,helping people to consider how best to lessen these risks and keep as safe as possible.

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  • CHANGE 'Learning by Doing Together' project

    Learning disability rights charity CHANGE are launching a new research project around creating peer-support-worker job roles for people with learning disabilities. They would like to talk with learning disability advocacy groups about your experiences and knowledge of employment issues and invite you to take part in a Skype conversation on this topic.

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  • Join Mencap's Young People's Radio Group

    Sheffield Mencap’s Young People’s Radio Group has been proving how much passion they have for their favourite subjects by making podcasts about them.Places are available for any youngsters with learning disabilities aged between 12 and 16 who wish to join the group.

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  • Calling All Poets

    Burton Street in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have announced the launch of their poetry competition. If you’re an adult with a learning disability and love writing poetry you have until Sept 3rd to submit your poem about Hate Crime and/or Bullying.

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  • Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    ‘Shine Out on Saturdays’ is a performing arts project from Sheffield Mencap for young people aged 10-18 with learning disabilities and/or autism, using drama, dance and art as a tool to develop self-confidence and social skills. The project runs fortnightly on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm and costs £3 per session. 

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  • #MyGPandMe Campaign for People with Learning Disabilities or Autism

    This campaign by the charity Dimensions aims to make doctors’ surgeries more accessible for people with learning disabilities or autism following their research showing that almost a third of people with learning disabilities or autism feel less likely to be treated with care and concern at the doctors, and two thirds said their GP did not make reasonable adjustments for them.

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