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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Free Training for Personal Assistants

Free Training for Personal Assistants

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council.

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Disability Sheffield wins Local Charity Of The Year Award

Disability Sheffield wins Local Charity Of The Year Award

We are proud to announce that Disability Sheffield has won the Local Charity Of The Year award for Sainsbury’s Division Street branch. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to staff and customers who voted for us and we really appreciate your support for our work.

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VCF Forum Continuing Healthcare Event

VCF Forum Continuing Healthcare Event

Healthwatch Sheffield’s Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum on 11th September provides an opportunity in partnership with Sheffield CCG and Disability Sheffield for constructive discussion between colleagues in the sector who support people affected by CHC assessments. Places are limited so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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Tuesday 21st August

Sheffield Cycling 4 All: 10am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All will continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only £3...

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Thursday 23rd August

Sheffield Cycling 4 All: 10am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All will continues in Hillsborough Park on Thursdays and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only £3...

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Saturday 18th August

Reach Sheffield Street Party

Reach Sheffield are organising a community street party at Newfield Green. The event will take place along the concourse at Newfield Green with activities...

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Sunday 19th August

JG Graves Birthday Party

Celebrate JG Graves Birthday at Graves Park. Lots of activities, organised by Graves Park Forum, including Donkey Rides, Pitch & Putt, Entertainment and Information Stalls....

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Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

The Post Office, Fire Service and Police along with other partners will be offering advice and support on fraud and scams to the over 65’s at this community engagement event on Tuesday August 28th from 10.15am to 2.45pm at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby, Rotherham. Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

In the biggest overhaul to the scheme in 40 years the government has announced that people with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge next year.

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Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within, argues that better information on adjustments in the workplace would mean that employers can proactively offer reasonable adjustments without having to wait for problems to arise and employees can ask for what they need before they are at crisis point.

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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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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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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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