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.
Early September saw a joint Hate Crime event hosted by the Disability Hub and the Religion and Belief Hub as part of ongoing activities by the Equality Hub Network. Disability Sheffield volunteer and activist Deborah Sunday puts together some background to Hate Crime in the UK.
Everyone deserves respect, yet here in Sheffield people still face physical, verbal and other forms of attacks daily at home and in public due to their personal characteristic such as age; race; religion; sexual orientation; transgender and/or disability. In 2007, the UK criminal justice system defined Hate Crime as: “any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic”. Sadly human rights rules, the Criminal Justice Act and the Equality Act 2010, have not stopped hate crime in the UK. A disability hate incidence can be a one-off incidence in public places such as hospitals and transport. It can also be continuous intimidations and harassments from caregivers; neighbours; local youths; friends and families; work places and classmates to mention a few.
Disability Sheffield helped organise the annual “Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance” national conference in Sheffield for the second year running. We feel it’s important for local disabled people and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to feel part of the collective voice of disabled people and we value the idea behind ROFA where disabled people can unite and defend our rights together. The conference was entitled ‘Uniting our Voices & Defending our Rights’ and explored how we can defend and progress disabled people’s vision of rights, inclusion and equality.FULL ARTICLE
We are delighted to publish Caroline Waugh’s funny and moving account of her life and cycling which was originally written for the Get Yourself Active website. Caroline’s blog takes us through her many life threatening experiences and some life affirming ones too. Caroline and the team run Cycling 4 All sessions at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from April through to October.FULL ARTICLE
Sheffield Cycling 4 All is back at Hillsborough Park from March through to October 2016 . Open taster sessions take place every Thursday at 10-3pm...MORE DETAILS
Sheffield City Council is planning to develop local community and day activities for adults with learning disabilities. The Council is holding the first of a...MORE DETAILS
A celebration of all that people aged 50+ in Sheffield are, do and contribute to our city.
Over 20 organisations across Sheffield are taking part....
The Paralympics have proved to be a great success despite initial fears and congratulations to all the Paralympians returning from Rio today. As the Paralympics has focused attention on perceptions of disability, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have produced a Paralympics Guide to Disabled People for non-disabled people.FULL ARTICLE
Rail travel can be far from comfortable for disabled rail passengers, which is why Northern Rail would like your feedback on the design of seats on their new trains. The new seats roadshow will be in Sheffield at Sheffield Train Station on 19 and 20 September from 10am to 7pm.FULL ARTICLE
If you have used the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the past year, whether in an emergency, patient transport or any other service, then the Care Quality Commission would like to hear about your experience.FULL ARTICLE