Disability Sheffield
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We are committed to the ‘social approach’ to disability, rather than the ‘medical approach’. People with impairments are disabled by the barriers they face in every day life – such as inaccessible communication formats, people’s attitudes or inaccessible buildings – not by the way minds and bodies work. This approach has now been adopted as good practice by central government, Sheffield City Council and NHS Sheffield as well as internationally.

Our Aims are:

  • To work with and encourage disabled people to take control over their lives and achieve full participation in society – at home, at work and in the community.
  • To strengthen the participation and voice of disabled people within the planning, delivery and monitoring of resources and services to support independent living.
  • To work in partnership with the public, private, voluntary community and faith sectors in the best interests of disabled people.
  • To deliver responsive, high quality and professional services and projects that meet needs identified by disabled people to support independent living.

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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

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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Ruth

A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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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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