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  • Racial Equality Hearing Dates

    Racial Equality  Hearing Dates

    The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and race inequality in the City .The Commission’s programme of hearings starts again this month with events live streamed and available online for all to watch for free including the Health Hearing Day on 13 May.

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  • Festival of Debate 2021 is Live

    Festival of Debate 2021 is  Live

    South Yorkshire’s Festival of Debate programme has returned with a ‘digital led’ festival from 4 May – 6 June 2021 . The Festival creates opportunities to bring people together to share new ideas and lived experience that can help shape our understanding of the world.You can browse events by date or topic which includes climate change, solving poverty, social justice and putting citizens in the lead.

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  • Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    There should be no barriers to voting for disabled people. Everyone should have the right to vote on their own and in secret. You have the right to support if you would like to vote. In their new report ‘Elections for Everyone’ the Electoral Commission is calling on the UK governments, political parties and those who run elections to make voting more accessible. At Disability Sheffield we’re concerned that some polling stations in Sheffield are not accessible.

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  • Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    A leading charity representing people affected by dementia is calling for stories to show the impact of the broken care system on their everyday lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to improve social care policy. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place 7-23 May, is bringing social care reform back to the top of the agenda saying that the social care system is no longer fit for purpose.

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  • Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Disability rights campaigners are accusing the Government of discrimination because people who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 are seemingly banned from venues being used to host ‘test’ events in allowing crowds to return to venues. These include the World Snooker Championship currently talking place in Sheffield.

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  • Hope for the Future

    Hope for the Future

    The College of Medicine was founded in 2010 to reform healthcare so that it works for everyone in a way that’s inclusive, progressive and compassionate. The College wants to redefine medicine beyond pills and procedures, to reconnect practitioners with patients, people with their environment and use both conventional and non-conventional approaches to health. Their new manifesto, Hope for the Future, is their vision for better healthcare in the next decade.

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  • Rediscover Sheffield and Beat the Street

    Rediscover Sheffield and Beat the Street

    Now that we’re officially easing out of lockdown, Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ is a collection of stories and updates showcasing what Sheffield has to offer over Spring, including events, making the most of our outdoor city, drinks and dining places and local delivery providers.Plus Beat the Street is coming soon to transform Sheffield into a giant game which you can play from 16 June – 28 July.

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  • SC4A Outdoors and Indoors Action

    SC4A Outdoors and Indoors Action

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All is getting back to park life with group and solo sessions taking place in Hillsborough Park due to the relaxation of lockdown regulations and online activities are still taking place for those who may not be able to get out. There are now Saturday sessions on the last Saturday of each month, starting this Saturday (24th April). You can check out their new videos as well.

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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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  • Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    The government is seeking views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.This would mean older adult care home providers could only use those staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccination (or those with a legitimate medical exemption) in line with government guidance.The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 21 May 2021.

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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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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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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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