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  • That Works for Me

    That Works for Me

    This project is geared at supporting people who have been out of the labour market for an extended period of time due to caring responsibilities. Advisors support individuals on a one-to-one basis offering advice and guidance to enable you to make well informed and realistic decisions ahout your future and help to find flexible jobs, supportive employers and courses to empower you.

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  • Working with a Disability – From Striving to Thriving

    Working with a Disability – From Striving to Thriving

    Join Sheffield Health and Social Care Disability Staff Network Group and Sheffield Flourish at this online evant on Thursday 17 March from 2 – 3pm to explore through conversation and video what it means not just to live with, but to thrive with a disability. This event is part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS Health and Wellbeing Festival (14 -20 March ).

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  • It's a Working Win Win Situation

    It's a Working Win Win Situation

    A trail blazing scheme in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been extended to support more to people to find, stay, and thrive in employment. Working Win is a completely free service for people with physical or mental health conditions, and works with individuals to meet their employment goals, to find, stay and thrive in work.

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  • Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled people in the UK have been disproportionately exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, according to research conducted in Sheffield.The report calls for questions about whether there are sufficient safeguards for disabled people in the workplace, and the longer-term implications for a labour market where COVID-19 is a persistent health issue.

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  • Mental Health Support at Work

    Mental Health Support at Work

    Did you know that you can get support with your mental health at work through Access to Work? Able Futures and Remploy deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service service, which offers a step-by-step support plan, advice on simple reasonable adjustments in the workplace and access to a mental health professional for up to nine months to support you in your journey to better mental health.

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  • Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Shaping Our Lives is recruiting disabled researchers for a project exploring how social workers are using digital technologies when working with disabled adults. This is part time freelance work for a study that runs from 10th May 2021 to 28th Feb 2022. Researchers will be paid at a rate of £30 per hour requiring a commitment of at least 3.5 hours per week and up to 7 hours per week on average. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April.

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  • Breaking Barriers into Work

    Breaking Barriers into Work

    Sheffield City Council has commissioned the Endorphins Group to supply a fully funded key worker service to assist clients aged 18+ who are unemployed or economically inactive.Lead Worker Paul says “Our staff have worked with people who have been held back because others have seen their disability and not their potential. We believe in challenging society’s stereotypes and supporting everyone to reach their goals and see just what they can do.”

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  • PhD Student's Call For Disabled Workers' Help

    PhD Student's Call For Disabled Workers' Help

    A doctoral student looking into the ‘gig economy’ and how it affects disabled people in the jobs market is looking for interviewees to help with her project. Ioana Cerasella Chis, who is in the first year of a PhD at Birmingham’s politics department wants to speak to disabled, neurodiverse and/or chronically ill people who are on zero-hours, fixed-term or seasonal contracts.All participants will be paid in line with the Real Living Wage for their help.

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  • Workplace Personal Assistants Policy

    Disability Sheffield has been working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and University of York to continue the development of their research project, Workplace Personal Assistants (WPA). We are keen to work with employers to develop a policy/guidance that can be adapted for each workplace and easily adopted by businesses to ensure that all aspects of having WPAs are considered.

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  • These Job Opportunities Are Just Different

    The Yorkshire and Humber office of the charity Just Different, set up to provide meaningful paid employment opportunities for disabled adults, is searching for workshop presenters on a self-employed basis. This will involve going to schools, businesses and community groups and talking about difference in a way that encourages acceptance, tolerance and understanding.

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