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  • Inclusive Justice for All

    Inclusive Justice for All

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published the results of their inquiry into whether the criminal justice system treats disabled people fairly. The inquiry particularly focused on disabled people with cognitive impairments, mental health conditions and neuro-diverse conditions finding that the system is not systematically recognising the needs of disabled people. This means defendants and accused people risk not being able to participate properly in the legal process.

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  • Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Two on-line workshops delivered via Zoom have been announced for service users and carers, during which SHSC want to explore how you would like to see them working together more closely with service users and carers/young carers. The feedback from the workshops will help guide SHSC to better co-produce the Trust’s strategies as well as improving the services and care they offer. The workshops will be running online on Thursday 9 July 10am–12 pm and Friday 10 July 2 pm–4 pm if you’d like to take part.

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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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  • 'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    We’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield is one of the chosen charities to benefit from the sale of Tramlines Festival’s ‘Chari-Tees’. The limited edition specially designed ‘Be Reyt’ and ‘Beautiful Sheffield’ T-shirts cost £15. Pre-orders close on 7th July so make sure you order yours before then to not miss out!

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  • 'Guide Dogs' Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    'Guide Dogs'  Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    As people in the UK begin planning for the future after lockdown, the charity Guide Dogs have started to think about what support will be available for people with sight loss who are trying to travel safely and observe social distancing rules while making their essential journeys.
    They’ve put together a range of policy guidance for transport providers and shops detailing how they can best assist their passengers and customers with sight loss whilst observing social distancing.

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  • Government Calls for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    Government Calls  for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    The Government’s Women and Equalities Committee is launching three new sub-inquiries following their recent inquiry in to how Coronavirus has affected people with protected characteristics. They have submitted a call for evidence to find out how Coronavirus has affected disabled people and their access to services. You can submit your views until Monday 13th July.

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  • Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown, which will be taking place from 3-6pm on Saturday July 11th. Jon McClure from locally-based chart band Reverend And The Makers” is one of those involved in the World Independent Living Day (WILD) as is new act Rita Resistance (pictured). WILD describes itself as “a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation to an inclusive society with Independent Living being a central part of that vision.”

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  • Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    For the last few months during the Coronavirus outbreak , we have been told to stay at home as much as possible to keep ourselves safe . There has been a variety of guidance around keeping physically active, as well as a variety of content created for disabled people and for people who may be unable to leave the house around getting active at home. Get Yourself Active and Sense are asking you to take part in their survey on keeping active.

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  • Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    New findings from the NHS show that four in ten people are so concerned about being a burden on the NHS, that it has stopped them from seeking help from their GP during the covid-19 outbreak. NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to seek help from their GP if they are concerned about changes to their health or body saying “ You aren’t wasting our time, essential NHS services continue to be here for you during the pandemic and please be reassured that special measures are in place within GP services for the safety of patients and staff “.

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  • Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have published the ‘Sheffield Inclusion Strategy’ setting out their commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) . The local area SEND inspection in November 2018 identified significant weaknesses.

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