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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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Disability Hub & Religion/Belief Hub Hate Crime Joint Event

The Disability Hub and the Religion & Belief Hub are holding a joint meeting on Hate Crime at The Circle on the 7th September. The Hubs are open to anyone interested in disability, religion, faith and belief issues.

The meeting is going to look at Hate Crime and its impact on the protected communities represented by the Hubs. As well as the usual activities and updates this event gives the two communities, who are experiencing high increases in hate crime, a chance to address their concerns and look at ways to offset these challenging crimes.


The Big Fat Housing Chat

Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices have teamed up with Change in Leeds who are campaigning with Shelter about housing issues that affect people with learning disabilities. We would like to add your story about housing to the campaign. This event is for anyone with a learning disability and for anyone who supports people or provides accommodation to people with a learning disability. Held on the 1st September it will run from 10.00 am through to 3.30 pm and is being held at The Circle, Sheffield.


Uniting our Voices & Defending our Rights

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.


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Thursday 1st September

Sheffield Cycling 4 All 10.00 - 3.00pm

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...


Thursday 1st September

The Big Fat Housing Chat - 10am - 3.30pm

Here at Disability Sheffield we’re working with Shelter and CHANGE to find out about housing issues that are affecting people with learning...


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Tuesday 30th August

DisabledGo & NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Access Guides - 2 - 3pm

Leading disability access charity DisabledGo is working in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide online access guides to the...


Wednesday 7th September

Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony - 9.30pm

The opening ceremony for the Rio Paralympic Games will be at 9:30pm and shown on Channel 4. For more information on the Paralympics, including how...


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Independent Living Strategy Group Survey

Tell the Independent Living Strategy Group (ILSG) about your experiences of choice and control over care and support and see key messages about your rights under the Care Act.


In Rio, as in Britain, Disability Rights are Under Attack Again

With the Paralympics due to start on 7 September, Paralympians and disabled people face “a grimly familiar cycle of cuts and contempt, as the clock turns back on compassion”, claims political journalist Jackie Ashley.


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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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Andrew Crooks

Forward thinking, supportive, always there to help and support the disabled community in Sheffield. They excel in promoting choice, control and independence for people with disabilities. A great team of people driving change. Keep up the good work and long may it continue.
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Erica Holden, Wright Business Support Centre

Sheffield Disability have a great passion and commitment to assist people with disabilities and their families in Sheffield. A positive voice for the disabled community and always promoting choice and control. Excellent work achieved with limited resources.
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Nancy Benn, Direct PA Services

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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The 10th anniversary event was very informative, and I was particularly impressed with the level of attendance and the reach that Disability Sheffield clearly has
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James Henshall, Irwin Mitchell