The Magic Pen writing group is a collaboration between Disability Sheffield and Burton Street Foundation. It is a friendly online group for anyone with a learning disability who loves stories and having fun with words. Every week, we talk about different topics, have fun together, share our news. In every session, we will write poems and stories together, and there is always time to share your creative writing too.
There's no need for you to write anything down if you don't want to - just come along and join our chat! Please fill in the form on the bottom of page or press the link Contact Form
Click on the stories made by the group below the video. You can check out the Magic Pen Videos made by the group or check the latest video below.
A video called Sheffield Voices & Magic Pen Storiesand the length of the video is 15 minutes 31 seconds 00:15:31
This week we heard about more incidences in hospitals in the UK where the CQC have inspected them and found that people living there are not being treated well. In Staffordshire at Eldertree Lodge managed by Coveberry Limited, a the CQC, which is the Care Quality Commision saw CCTV footage of staff abusing patients in their care. The footage showed staff pulling and pushing patients to move them into seclusion and slamming doors on them. The unit was also found to be 'filthy' and patients had little positive interaction with staff.
On Monday 19 July Disability Sheffield reach the final phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Subject to a few final checks the Covid legal restrictions will be coming to an end in England. So what does that mean in practice? We’ve produced two videos on YouTube to help you to understand the changes.
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.
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.