We have released our new service development and delivery plans for 2018/19, which our Board of Trustees approved yesterday. Here is the ‘plan on a page‘ for a summary of what is included in the plans.
From 14 February 2018, Citizens Advice Sheffield will be offering a service from the library space at the Learning Zone, Parson Cross. This is a good opportunity to work more closely with the complementary services provided by the Library Service, Housing and SOAR, who run the building.
We have been able to do this by relocating the service that has been running from the other end of Wordsworth Avenue. This longstanding service was open every Tuesday but the new service has been changed to a Wednesday make use of the day the library is normally closed.
The Government announced on 19 January 2018 that it will not be appealing a High Court judgment which will lead to up to 220,000 people being entitled to claim Personal Independence Payment. This decision is the culmination of four years of advice and legal casework that begin in Sheffield. We have published a briefing describing our role in securing this outcome.
The report into access to health services that we created with Healthwatch and Disability Sheffield, Not Equal, was discussed on Toby Foster at Breakfast on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning and will be featured again at 4pm. You can listen again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radiosheffield
A report, published by Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with Disability Sheffield and Citizens Advice Sheffield, after carrying out an investigation into the experiences of Deaf people accessing health and social care services in the city was released on 9 January 2018.
The report arises from concerns identified by Citizens Advice Sheffield, and from subsequent investigations in which we have been an active partner. Sharon Hirshman and staff and volunteers from our Deaf Advice Team have been closely involved with this work. The report makes important recommendations which we very much hope the local NHS will act upon.
Citizens Advice Sheffield have published a report arising from interviews with clients about “Insecure employment” – see attached copy. This work has been undertaken by the research and campaigns team – Frances, Tim, Kate and Shaun in particular, assisted by a postgraduate student, Richard Pearson, who interviewed the clients.
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