‘Ambitious About Autism’ sessions for employers

Ambitious About Autism is a national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide education and employment services, raise awareness and understanding and campaign for change.

We are grateful to Faraz Choudhry for telling us about the following free autism awareness webinar events :

How to Support Autism in the Workplace – Lunch and Learn (1st December and 19th January)

For details see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-support-autism-in-the-workplace-lunch-and-learn-tickets-124108557035

Ambitious About Autism also invite employers to book a place on this free webinar delivered on a variety of dates for your convenience:


SpeakUp “Grab and Go Sheet” Awareness Sessions

Speakup are running Zoom sessions to raise awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet.

The Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet is for people with learning disabilities and autistic people. It gives the information doctors and nurses need if you need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus.

The awareness sessions will be held later in November.

For details see: covid 19 poster grab and go sessions

Help sought with Dimensions transitions service bid

> Has your young person recently left a residential school or college?
> Dimensions UK are writing a bid to develop a transitions service for young people with learning disabilities and autism who are currently at residential schools and colleges. The aim of the service would be to avoid unnecessary admissions to-out-of-city and/or institutional settings and to help people to stay close to family. They want to hear from parents whose young person has left a residential school or college, so that their experiences can be used to shape the bid.
> If you’d like to contribute your views, please email Susan Kirkman, who works as a family consultant for Dimensions UK, by 10 November. Email: suekirkman.uk@gmail.com
> Susan

Job Vacancies

NHS England and NHS Improvement – North East and Yorkshire
are looking to recruit a Learning Disability and Autism Network Manager. For details see: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/application/learning-disability-autism-network-manager-role/

Sheffield United Football Club
“We are currently advertising for a Disability Support Officer post at SUFC. More details about the vacancy can be found on the Club website here: https://www.sufc.co.uk/news/2020/october/vacancy-disability-accessibility-support-officer/ Would it be at all possible for you to circulate the vacancy amongst any contacts or onto any persons that you think might be interested in applying. It is a really exciting opportunity and we are looking for a candidate who is really passionate about the role and in making the Club more accessible for all. In the meantime if you would like more information about the role then please feel free to contact me. Thank you.”
Liz McGrael
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Sheffield United FC
Bramall Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4SU.
Please note my usual working days are Wednesday and Thursday
Email: liz.mcgrael@sufc.co.uk


Consultation on Sheffield Adult Social Care Review

Sheffield City Council are having a consultation on the Adult Social Care review/strategy, this commences on Monday 28th Sept 2020 via Citizenspace.

By you taking part in this review it will help us to improve our adult social care in Sheffield.

We want to make sure Sheffield is a city for all ages, where everyone can get the right support to help them live the kind of life they want to live.

We want to hear from as many people as possible, and we want local people to help us design how things will look in the future.

Why do we need you?

We don’t have all the answers. We need your wisdom, experience, and knowledge to help design our services in future. We want you to challenge our thinking, help look for solutions and really make adult social care in Sheffield the best it can be.

For more information download our

Fighting for Your Rights to Support in Lockdown – from the NAS

A statement by the National Autistic Society:
“What we’re doing during the coronavirus crisis to safeguard your rights.” https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/fighting-for-your-rights

Also from the NAS -Tips for Autistic People and Families

New Virtual Groups starting October – Carers Outreach Project

Two new virtual groups are starting in October, see posters below.

Organised and hosted by the Carers Outreach Project, Sheffield Mencap and Gateway.

  • A FUN and INCLUSIVE virtual Christmas choir.
  • A monthly virtual Coffee Mornings, meet new people and listen to relevant guest speakers.

Both groups adults with learning disabilities and autism and their carers across Sheffield.For more information and to collect your ZOOM code please contact the Carers Outreach Project Workers:
Katie: 07447 391437 / Ellie 07735 316347
email: cope@sheffieldmencap.org.uk

Or visit: https://www.sheffieldmencap.org.uk/parents-carers/parent-carer-support/




Workshops on Support for Family Carers to make Plans for the Future.

Forwarded from the SAPAG Group, Sheffield:

Learning Disability England in partnership with Together Matters are running two workshops on support for family carers to make plans for the future. It would be great if you could share them with anyone who would be interested!

Session 1: 22nd September 10am

Session 1 will be an introduction to planning for the future based on the Thinking Ahead guides going through the different parts of the jigsaw that help families to have conversations and take steps in the areas important to them as a family.

More info and sign up here

Session 2: 2nd October at 10am

The second workshop will build on the first one with a focus on making a plan for emergencies. It will cover the gathering of essential information and how to begin to develop a network of people who might be able to help out.

more info and sign up to session 2 here.

These workshops will be addressed to family carers of adults with a learning disability and/or autism to introduce ideas to help get started with planning for the future. People who support this group of family carers, including older family carers, and those who commission support for family carers are also welcome.

Many thanks

Rachael Hall
Membership and Engagement Lead
Learning Disability England
JMS Trust

 For all enquiries please ring the office on 0300 111 0444