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  • Sheffield Opening Doors for Disabled People and Carers

    Sheffield Opening Doors for Disabled People and Carers

    Disability Sheffield has teamed up with Sheffield City Council and Nimbus to offer the new “Access Card” for disabled people and a “Carers Card” to anyone caring for someone in Sheffield. As part of the “Accessible Sheffield” project the aim is to make life easier for people. A group of young carers tried out their cards at Quasar.

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  • The 2017 Power 100 List of Britain's Most Influential Disabled People

    The 2017 Power 100 List of Britain's Most Influential Disabled People

    Each year leading figures from across business, sport, the arts and a range of other professions are featured in Power 100, a list of Britain’s most influential people with a disability or impairment.Who do you think made the list?

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  • #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.

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  • A World Without Down's Syndrome?

    A World Without Down's Syndrome?

    A new documentary asks whether the introduction of a highly accurate prenatal test for Downs Syndrome will lead to an increase in terminations, and fewer people with Downs Syndrome being born.

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  • A Paralympic Guide to Disabled People for Non-Disabled People

    A Paralympic Guide to Disabled People for Non-Disabled People

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • APPG for Disability Inquiry into Halving the Disability Employment Gap

    The All Party Parliamentary Group for Disability invites written submissions to inform its inquiry into how the Government can fulfil its pledge to halve the disability employment gap. We would therefore like to ask disabled people to share their feelings and any personal stories of bearing the effects of unemployment or trying to stay in work. Please feel free to share them with us and let us know if you are happy to use them as examples in our response. We are happy to anonymise them if you would prefer.

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  • Is South Yorkshire Accessible for Disabled People?

    On a recent phone in on BBC Radio Sheffield on 4th April, Toby Foster asked one of the big questions for disabled people on access and whether South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire is accessible for disabled people. Disability Sheffield’s Andrew Crooks asked listeners how they would feel if they weren’t allowed outside of their house?

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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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Ruth

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

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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