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  • Your Second Favourite Disability Blog!

    Your Second Favourite Disability Blog!

    As part of our continuing campaign to bring you information on blogs that are nearly as interesting as ours, we bring you Curb Free With Cory Lee, which apart from rhyming nicely, shows that travel is still possible for wheelchair users.

  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is this coming Wednesday 27 September 2017. The meeting runs this time in the morning from 10.30 am until 1 pm, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, The Circle, Rockingham Lane. It will be an important meeting for the Disability Hub and hopefully you can come and join in with the discussions.

  • Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

    Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

    Calls are being made for change as disabled people say they don’t feel they are well represented in either broadcast or printed media. Essentialaids.com have created a colourful, thought-provoking campaign that helps represent disabled people and their mobility products in a fresh, exciting way. The campaign is hopefully helping to get others to rethink how disabled people are portrayed – or sometimes just being plain ignored.

  • Access Event

    Access Event

    Sheffield Theatres’ are holding an Access Event on Tuesday 27 June from 3.30pm until 5.00pm at the Crucible Theatre.

    Sheffield Theatres event for individuals and groups who use Audio Description, Captioning or Sign Language services to get to know the venues at Sheffield Theatres. They will be holding familiarisation tours in the Lyceum and Crucible accompanied by Audio Describers, BSL Interpreters and live captioning.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • #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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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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