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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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Coming out of Lockdown Videos

Coming out of Lockdown Videos

We reach the final phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on Monday 19 July. Subject to a few final checks the Covid legal restrictions will be coming to an end in England. So what does that mean in practice? We’ve produced two videos on YouTube to help you to understand the changes as concern grows for disabled people and clinically vulnerable people who are at risk.

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Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

Sheffield Voices which is part of Disability Sheffield is looking for a person with a learning disability to join our team as a peer self-advocate.The job is for 10 hours a week. The pay is £7.426 per year. You need to ask us for a job pack and fill and return the application form by 9am on the 13th August.

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Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) funded research report on the state of the DPO sector in England. This research has been carried out by 8 Regional DPOs ( including Disability Sheffield for South Yorkshire and Humberside )under the co-ordination of Inclusion London and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance.

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Tuesday 27th July

Yoga 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 7pm - 8pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive yoga classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified Yoga teacher knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga...

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Wednesday 28th July

Movement 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class - 12pm - 1pm

Join us for a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with other participants. These are...

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Tuesday 27th July

Race Equality Commission : Sport and Culture Hearing Day 1 - from 9.30am

The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and...

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Thursday 29th July

Race Equality Commission : Sport and Culture Hearing Day 2 - from 9.30am

The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and...

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SCR urged to consider accessibility issues in its Bus Services Improvement Plan

SCR urged to consider accessibility issues in its Bus Services Improvement Plan

On the 4th of June 2021 Sheffield Transport 4 All (ST4A) wrote to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Mayor Dan Jarvis asking for his thoughts on boosting accessibility as part of the Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP). The plan is an essential component of securing funds from government to keep bus services running as passenger numbers recover over the coming years.

Disappointingly ST4A still have not received a reply from the mayor that responds to the accessibility points raised and has brought this to the attention of Disability Sheffield.

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LEAP Panel Looking for Members

LEAP Panel Looking for Members

Have you received care from Sheffield Mental Health NHS Services in the last five years? Are you interested in joining a Lived Experience Advisory Panel ( LEAP ) for an NHS research project on improving mental health services for people from ethnic minority backgrounds?It is hoped that the first LEAP panel will be taking place in the last week of July on a weekday with a mix of people in terms of age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

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Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

Healthwatch Sheffield has published its annual report for 2020-21, which gave them the chance to reflect on what was a difficult year for most and a year like no other. The organisation says that they have achieved some real highlights and spoken up for Sheffield’s communities where they could, but there’s lots that they still hope to do.

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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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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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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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