We have been shortlisted
We are thrilled that we have been shortlisted for the final for the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 for our work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.
Sheffield Voices has been nominated
Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and we are very happy about this.
The Police comes to Sheffield Voices
Today South Yorkshire Police Neighbourhoods Inspectors for Sheffield City Centre and Mark Toyne our new hate crime coordinator, came to our meeting to listen to our concerns about how unsafe people with a learning disability are feeling in the town centre at the moment. We have noticed that there has been an increased number of people on the streets begging, drunk and using drugs and people in our group have reported to us that they are not feeling very safe.
New drama group Pyjama Drama
This week we started our new drama group, Pyjama Drama which was a great success. The group is led by actor Penny Capper who has many years working on stage and on TV and has supported other groups with additional needs to make great theatre. Kelly Scargill is also skilled at delivering community theatre and together they are a dynamic team.
Sheffield Voices Express Anger Over Abuse Scandal
Learning disabilities self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices has expressed anger after an autism and learning disability unit in the city was closed to new admissions when it was rated “inadequate” by inspectors.
Sheffield Voices Pyjama Drama
Sheffield Voices is proud to announce we have secured funding from the Arts Council to run a self-advocacy drama group, Sheffield Voices Pyjama Drama. We are on the lookout for people with a learning disability who want to join us to come and make theatre about their experiences of being in lockdown during Covid.
Speaking Out about Firshill Rise
Firshill Rise, an ATU in Sheffield has been placed into special measures by CQC for failing to meet standards. Sheffield Voices has spoken out about this in a video which includes more details of what happened. Click below for more information.
Job Offer - Peer Self Advocate
We are recruiting a person with a learning disability to come and work with us on our team. The role is for 10 hours a week and the pay is £7,426 per year.
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We have been busy delivering digital devices to 10 people in Sheffield who are not digitally included. We have helped people to get online and learn news skills.
'its opened up my world. I was very scared but now I'm more confident in using the internet to buy things' Mary
Sheffield Voices is a self advocacy service that brings together people within our community to strengthen our voice.
This is a free service for anyone with a learning disability who wants to come together to have a say in matters that affect our lives.
We meet on a Tuesday and Thursday morning 11-12pm on Zoom.
We work with national groups and local councils, health services and universities to create a more inclusive society.