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  • Disability Sheffield PA Register

    Disability Sheffield PA Register

    Are you looking to employ your own Personal Assistant? Are you looking for a job in Social Care? If so, sign up to our PA Register today! It is completely FREE for PAs to sign up, and we are also running a 3 month FREE promotional offer for employers.

  • #DisabilityWorks and the Government Green Paper Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability

    #DisabilityWorks and the Government Green Paper Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability

    Many top businesses see the value of employing disabled people in Sheffield, and Sheffield City Council are working with businesses in the city to help them recruit, train and develop disabled talent from across the region.

    The Disability Works Campaign is a partnership with The Sheffield Star, local businesses, Sheffield City Council, Jobcentre Plus and local disability organisations to provide tailored support to make it easy for employers to recruit disabled people.

    During the #Disability Works campaign Disability Sheffield intend to respond to the Government’s green paper and consultation, Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability, which was launched at the end of October.

  • Disability Sheffield Shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards

    Disability Sheffield Shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards

    We are proud to announce that we have made the shortlist for the Guardian Charity Awards which is very exciting. There were over 700 applications and we have made the top 30 shortlist. The Guardian Charity Awards offer a unique platform to celebrate the success of small and medium-sized charities working to improve social wellbeing. The five winning charities will be announced at an awards lunch on 13 December at the Guardian’s London head office.

  • Disability Sheffield at SheffEX 2016

    Disability Sheffield at SheffEX 2016

    Disability Sheffield enjoyed attending SheffEX 2016 to engage with the city’s leading businesses on the benefits of working with disabled people and attracting disabled customers in order to tap into the £80Bn spending power.

  • Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    From November until 16th Dec Sheffield Cycling 4 All continues to hold drop in accessible cycling sessions every Thursday morning from 10am to 12.30 pm in Hillsborough Park. Please note the change of time from the summer sessions.

  • Let’s Stop Disability Hate Crime

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cycling Back to Being Me

    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.

  • 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.

  • Hate and Mate Crime Information Day

    Come along to Sheffield Moor Market on 11 August from 10am to 4pm to meet our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices , discuss our Hate and Mate Crime video, and find out about the Safe Places Scheme.

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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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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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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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