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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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What a Week for Learning Disability

What a Week for Learning Disability

Learning Disability Week runs from 17th – 23rd June 2024, with the theme ‘Do You See Me?’. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the lives of people with a learning disability and ensure they are a visible, valued part of society. Our Self advocacy group, Sheffield Voices is celebrating all their achievements with a picnic on Tuesday as they head towards their Big Voice Event on Access at the Town Hall on Friday 21 June from 10am to 3pm. They are very much seen and heard ! Check out what else is happening.

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We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

Disability Sheffield has recently taken over the operation of the Sheffield Travel Support service. As a result we are looking to recruit up to 3 part-time Travel Support Workers, initially on £12 per hour zero-hours contracts whilst we work out the services needs. The closing date to apply is Sunday 30th June.

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We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

We want Sheffield to be a centre of excellence for advocacy and are looking to recruit more Independent Advocates to enable this to happen. Disability Sheffield is part of the Sheffield Advocacy Hub, and all organisations in the hub are currently recruiting advocates. The closing date for applications to Disability Sheffield has been extended and is now 9am on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

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Wednesday 26th June

Peer to Peer Individual Employer and Personal Assistant Network Meeting - 2 - 3pm

Let’s meet again to chat. This time the theme will be ‘Good Supervision’. You are very welcome to join us if you have experience of...

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Wednesday 26th June

Disability Network Meeting - 11am - 1pm

We are building a strong network of disabled people in the city to discuss current issues, influence policy, create connections and learn from one another....

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Saturday 13th July

Sheffield Pinknic 2024 - 11am - 7pm

Pinknic is back in the Peace Gardens for 2024! Once again, Sheffield’s inclusive, family-friendly LGBTQ+ event will have a host of local music talent,...

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Wednesday 17th July

Awareness Training NHS Screening - 10 - 11.30

To increase knowledge and understanding of the 3 NHS
Cancer Screening Programmes (Bowel, Breast and Cervical) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and...

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SENDing Voices and Youth Clubs

SENDing Voices and Youth Clubs

This new Community Youth Services group is inviting 13 to 24 years olds with a Special Educational Need or Disability to help to make SEND services better for young people in Sheffield. It’s a chance to talk about and share your experiences and ideas with decision makers. meet new people and make new friends. Check out SEND youth clubs as well.

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Summer Residential for Film Fans

Summer Residential for Film Fans

Showroom Cinema are looking for enthusiastic film fans aged 16-19 for their BFI Film Academy Summer Residential! You’ll gain experience and insight into indie cinema through workshops delivered by industry professionals. Plus, you’ll even get to put on your own film festival at Showroom Cinema! Apply by 1st July.

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Carers Week Events and Campaign

Carers Week Events and Campaign

Carers UK aim to ‘put carers on the map’ during Carers Week from 10 – 16 June and is inviting unpaid carers to sign their open letter to the next Prime Minister calling for action including the reform and increase of Carers Allowance, to deliver a Carers strategy and recognise caring as the 10th protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Sheffield Carers Centre events are taking place during the week.

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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

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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