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  • 'Grab and Go' Goes Online This Week

    'Grab and Go'  Goes Online This Week

    Speakup are raising awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet this week. If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Book a Grab and Go session on Zoom taking place every day this week from 11am to 12 noon.

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  • Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Are you a carer who cares for an adult with learning disabilities or autism? Do you feel isolated in this current situation? Would you like to meet like-minded people and find out about exciting activities and events? Sheffield Mencap and Gateway’s Carers Outreach Coffee Mornings start on Monday 5 October (and the first Monday of every month) over Zoom and their Christmas Choir rehearsals start on Thursday 1 October.

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  • Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    If you have a learning disability and love writing stories and expressing yourself, the Magic Pen Competition, a new category of the Sheffield Short Story Competition, is looking for entries. Your story must be about Sheffield and can be up to 500 words long. So get your Magic Pen out to win a book token and Henderson’s Relish goodies (very Sheffield!). The closing date for entries is 30 September 2020

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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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  • Community Catalysts Launch The Buzz

    Community Catalysts Launch The Buzz

    The Buzz has been designed to be inclusive and accessible to a wide audience including people with a learning disability. It is a collection of free videos with activities you can do at home, things like art, exercise, cooking and learning. New videos are posted every Monday – so make sure you check back each week. You can also keep in touch on Facebook.

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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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  • Research on Housing Services for People with a Learning Disability

    Research on Housing Services for People with a Learning Disability

    The National Development Team for Inclusion is working on research around housing services (supported living and residential care) for people with learning disabilities. Family carers have told NDTi about the varied ways they support a relative with a learning disability in different housing settings leading them to believe that the role, input and contribution of family carers is an important and neglected area. To explore this further they have created a questionnaire based on what family carers have told them.

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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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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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