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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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Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Disability Sheffield is the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.

Closing date for applications is 5th October 2020.

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Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

At Disability Sheffield we appreciate actions speak louder than words. It is not enough for us to say we support the Black Lives Matter movement, instead we must demonstrate our commitment to making sure we are not part of the problem. We have started out on this journey by setting up a focus group to identify any racism in our organisation so this can be correctly addressed.

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Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

Sheffield’s new Race Equality Commission is calling for submissions of evidence to support its inquiry into race inequality in Sheffield and looking for volunteers to join its group of commissioners to contribute expertise throughout the inquiry. We are keen that the voices of disabled people experiencing race inequality are heard so please submit your experiences to the Commission by the deadline of 18 September 2020.

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Monday 28th September

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

We are currently offering 1 on 1 or solo cycling sessions for people who can self-travel and self-transfer (or have a PA or carer with...

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Tuesday 29th September

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

We are currently offering 1 on 1 or solo cycling sessions for people who can self-travel and self-transfer (or have a PA or carer with...

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Friday 25th September

Covid-19 Prevention & Management Board - Public Briefing and Q&A -2 - 3.30pm

Join Council Leader Julie Dore & Director of Public Health Greg Fell for a live Q&A where YOU get to ask the questions. Put...

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Friday 25th September

Festival of the Mind 2020

Festival of the Mind ( 17 – 27 Sept ) brings together University academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries to bring...

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Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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BFI Film Academy Applications Now Open

BFI Film Academy Applications Now Open

Do you dream of a career in the film industry?The BFI Film Academy are recruiting twenty young people aged 16-19 to take part in the academy here in Sheffield at the Showroom cinema.The course runs from Wednesday 4th November 2020 until Saturday 30th January 2020- the deadline for applications is Friday 23rd October.

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Magic Pen Short Story Competition

Magic Pen Short Story Competition

If you have a learning disability and love writing stories and expressing yourself, the Magic Pen Competition, a new category of the Sheffield Short Story Competition, is looking for entries. Your story must be about Sheffield and can be up to 500 words long. So get your Magic Pen out to win a book token and Henderson’s Relish goodies (very Sheffield!). The closing date for entries is 30 September 2020

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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

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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