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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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Digital Security Guide and Animation

Digital Security Guide and Animation

We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

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Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

To help you to better support Deaf and hearing impaired people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including the deaf community in whatever you do during and after Deaf Awareness Week.

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We need your Permission to Continue to Send you our News Bulletins.

We need your Permission to Continue to Send you our News Bulletins.

If you’re on our mailing list we hope you enjoy receiving and reading our weekly news bulletins about local and national disability news and events and thank you for taking an interest in our work. Please be aware that on May 25th, changes to data protection will come into effect, which means that we are required to ask you to resubscribe if you wish to continue to receive our news bulletins. It’ll only take 2 minutes….

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Wednesday 27th June

Social Care: Does Anyone Care? - 1.30 - 4pm

Part of the Festival of Debate.Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW | Free

One-fifth (19%) of the population of the City of Sheffield are

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Thursday 2nd August

Sheffield Voices at the Virgin Lounge: 10.00am - 12.30pm

Sheffield Voices learning disability group are holding a series of coffee mornings at Virgin Money Shop in Sheffield City Centre.

The events run from...

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Wednesday 20th June

Disabled Go Work Experience Day 11.00am - 3.00pm

You are invited to come along to Disabled Go’s Work experience day. The schedule for the day is as follows:

Morning Session – There will be...

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Thursday 21st June

Thinking About Health and People with Learning Disabilities 10.30am - 3.00pm

The National Development Team for Inclusion is offering a FREE event, taking place at the Showroom and Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX.

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Sheffield University Dysarthria Survey

Sheffield University Dysarthria Survey

Do you have difficulty with your speech? If so, researchers at The University of Sheffield are seeking the views of people with Dysarthria, a common speech difficulty, focusing on how people with dysarthria communicate emotions.

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Sheffield Carers Centre Newsletter and Carers Week

Sheffield Carers Centre Newsletter and Carers Week

The Summer 2018 edition of Connect, the Sheffield Carers Centre newsletter has been published and includes the schedule for activities and events for Carers Week, which takes place from 11 – 17 June.

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Britain's Got Very Funny Disabled Talent

Britain's Got Very Funny Disabled Talent

Disabled comedians claimed the top two places on national television show Britain’s Got Talent. First prize in the 12th series of the ITV contest went to Lost Voice Guy, alias 37-year-old Lee Ridley, who has cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser to perform his act. He is the first comedian to win the show, beating off the challenge from runner-up Robert White, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

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