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  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

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  • Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    The Guardian has reported on an inquest taking place at Sheffield Town Hall into the tragic death of a young woman with learning disabilities. Laura Booth stopped eating after she was admitted to the Royal Hallamshire hospital for a routine eye operation in October 2016 after her attempts at communication were, her family says, ignored by clinicians.

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  • All People with Learning Disabilities Prioritised for Covid Vaccinations

    All People with Learning Disabilities Prioritised for Covid Vaccinations

    The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations has confirmed that everyone with a learning disability will now be prioritised for vaccination under group 6.If you qualify you need to be on your GP’s learning disability register to make sure you are offered the vaccination in group 6.If you are not on the learning disability register and should be, then please give your GP surgery a week to get in touch then take further action to get on the register including contacting us if need be for further information.

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  • Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    The charity In Control has set up a survey to look at the delivery support tools for personal health budgets, focusing on the legal ‘Right to Have’. It will help the NHS understand how helpful / inclusive the tools are to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people are included in the legal ‘Right to Have’. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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  • Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. This free online training has been designed to help carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism easily identify signs that the person they care for may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. The workshop is free and only for carers of someone who is over the age of 16. Sessions are available until the end of March. The training is 90 minutes long and you only need to attend one session.

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  • Artworks Competition

    Artworks Competition

    ArtWorks Together is an international competition,established by ArtWorks South Yorkshire, offering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to gain the recognition they deserve. There are cash prizes for the winning entries and selected submissions will be exhibited at Wentworth Woodhouse. Entry closes on 12 February 2021

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  • January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    Speakup are continuing to raise awareness about their new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet . 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. Online sessions are scheduled for 19th & 20th January.

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  • UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    To celebrate UK Disability History Month this year, the DIY Theatre Company has launched “Following Patient 36” , a performance piece exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities in Salford and Greater Manchester. UK Disability History Month is taking place from 18th November until Friday 18th December 2020.

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  • New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    Adults (18 and over) who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the group of people who are classed as clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ and at higher risk from Coronavirus. In England GPs have been asked to contact patients affected by this decision to discuss what it means for them and their specific health needs. Check out resources from the Down’s Syndrome Association to help you stay safe and well.

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  • Magic from your Pen

    Magic from your Pen

    Our Magic Pen writing group in partnership with the Burton Street Foundation is a friendly online group for anyone with a learning disability who loves stories and having fun with words. Every week, on Fridays from 11am to 12noon we talk about different topics, have fun together and share our news. In every session, we will write poems and stories together, and there is always time to share your creative writing too. Here’s some fantastic writing from your magic pens so far!

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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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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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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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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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