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  • People Keeping Well in their Community

    ‘People Keeping Well in their Community’ is a community-based prevention activity in Sheffield that can help to prevent and delay people needing to access health and social care services.

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  • Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    This month we see a little more movement on the government’s promised green paper on social care. It has taken from as far back as March 2017, when the Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care. Here we provide an update and link on the ‘forthcoming’ Green Paper on social care for adults, which we understand will now be published at “the earliest opportunity”.

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  • Can Technology Meet Your Social Care Needs?

    A group at researchers at Loughborough University wants to find out if recent advances in technology can be used to help more with people’s social care needs and enable independent living They are looking for disabled technology users to collaborate on starting a research project which will examine this.

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  • Sheffield's New 'Care at Night' Service

    The new ‘Care at Night’ service developed collaboratively between Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launches on May 6th. The collaboration aims to deliver person centred care through a jointly funded service.

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  • Know What to Say If You Are Ever Refused An Assessment?

    It’s useful to know that CASCAIDr (the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution )provides online guidance and “Self Help suggestions of ‘What to Say’ in various situations relating to your rights to health or social care services, including if you are refused an assessment of your adult social care needs.

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  • Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    If you want to get involved in a new group making Health & Social Care Services work better for people in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield are holding three information sessions in January to recruit people who use health and social care services, their families and carers. Please book a place by 22nd December.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield – your local consumer watchdog for health and social care services – has published its latest newsletter, which includes a reminder that voluntary and community groups will be to apply from 19 December for their #Speak Up grant, to receive up to £500 to carry out creative and impactful engagement work within communities.

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  • Have Your Say On The Council Budget

    You are invited to take part in a consultation about Sheffield City Council’s spending. The council is planning to set a budget and council tax rates in March and April next year and wants to hear your views before then. The consultation closes on January 11 2019.

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  • Could you be a Panel Member for the Dignity Awards?

    The Dignity Awards panel are looking to recruit new members and expand the awards into other statutory organisations. Panel members are experts by experience and their role is to shape and co-produce the Dignity Awards process and screen nominations with the Council’s Practice Development Team.

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  • Care Quality Commission Review of Sheffield Health and Social Care System Published

    A large scale review into the Sheffield Health and Social Care System for over 65s has been published detailing the problems faced by service users and making recommendations for improvement.

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