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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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  • Learning Disability England Annual Conference

    Learning Disability England Annual Conference

    The 2020 Learning Disability England conference takes place on 13th February 2020. This year the theme of the event is inclusion, with the conference title: ‘Including Everyone – What next?’

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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • General Election : Register to Vote by 26 November Deadline

    General Election : Register to Vote by 26 November Deadline

    A General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019 and it is very important that the voices of disabled people are heard.If you have received a poll card at your address, then you are currently registered and can vote in the upcoming election stated on the poll card but if not you need to make sure you are registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 26th November.

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  • New Sheffield Mencap Outreach Group for Carers in Birley

    New Sheffield Mencap Outreach Group for Carers in Birley

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has set up a new carers’ outreach group for the Birley area of Sheffield. It is part of their Carers Outreach Project and will be meeting every first Tuesday of the month.

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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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