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  • National Disabled People’s Summit

    National Disabled People’s Summit

    As part of a campaign to co-ordinate resistance against Government austerity policies this national summit will take place at the NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD on Saturday November 4 from 11am-4.30pm.

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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.

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  • Film4 Seeking Deaf Woman to Play Lead Role

    Film4 Seeking Deaf Woman to Play Lead Role

    A casting company for film and television is looking for a Deaf woman aged 18-35 years from the UK to play the lead role in a Film4 commissioned short film. No previous acting experience is necessary.

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  • 'My Guide' : Helping You Get Out and About in Your Community

    'My Guide' : Helping You Get Out and About in Your Community

    The My Guide service offers vetted and appropriately trained volunteers and training in sighted guiding techniques to friends and family, to help people with sight loss to work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve.

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  • Hail for Help at the Petrol Pump with MyHailo

    Hail for Help at the Petrol Pump with MyHailo

    MyHailo is an assistive technology that allows users to request help with refuelling at participating petrol stations, without needing to leave the car.

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  • Carers Week 2017 - Creating Carer Friendly Communities

    Carers Week 2017 - Creating Carer Friendly Communities

    This year Carers Week takes place from 12 – 18 June, with events planned in Sheffield and throughout the country to recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

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  • Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for June

    Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for June

    Catch up with all the latest news and events from across the Sheffield Equality Hub Network.

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  • General Election Manifesto Comparisons: What the Parties are Saying about Deaf and Disability Issues

    General Election Manifesto Comparisons: What the Parties are Saying about Deaf and Disability Issues

    One last push to consider who to vote for in tomorrow’s General Election. To make it easier to directly compare the GE2017 manifestos and what they have to say on Deaf and disability specific issues, Reclaiming our Futures Alliance ( ROFA) have pulled out relevant pledges and collated them under a number of themes.

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  • Get Yourself Active February Newsletter

    Get Yourself Active February Newsletter

    Disability Sheffield is one of four Disabled People’s User Led Organisations (DPULOs), working together to develop better opportunities for disabled people to get active. Read the partnership’s latest news.

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  • ROFA to submit shadow report to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD)

    ROFA to submit shadow report to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD)

    ROFA is submitting a shadow report to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD) scrutiny process in Geneva in March. They are currently updating their 2014 shadow report. ROFA will circulate to members a draft shadow report for comments before being submitted to the UN in the middle of February. User led organisations are asked to participate in this process by making sure their organisation is a ROFA member. ROFA is sending delegates to Geneva to meet with the CRPD committee to present evidence and discuss the UK Government report and the outcomes of the inquiry. A full briefing has been issued to MP’s on the UN enquiry and is available in full to download from the ROFA website.

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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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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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