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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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Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.”

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How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

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MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

Disability Sheffield are pleased to report that this month MPs have recommended a ban on pavement parking across England. Written evidence submitted by Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub and the Access Liaison Group said accessibility to transport and the built environment is often reported as one of eight most disabling barriers to disabled people’s participation.

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Thursday 24th October

Inclusive Cycling Sessions 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm

Sheffield Cycling 4 All breaks down the barriers to cycling, we have a bike for everyone! We run from Hillsborough Park tennis courts. Each sessions...

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Friday 25th October

Mental Health Awareness 9.30am - 4.30pm

Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Individual Employers and Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City...

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Thursday 24th October

Under the Stars Nightclub - 7 - 10.30pm

For people with learning disabilites and their friends, £5 entry fee. Venue : The Leadmill , Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1, UK

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Saturday 9th November

Paint Positive - 1 - 4pm

Venu : Arthouse, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ .Changing Faces have teamed up with Alopecia UK to offer a FREE creative painting workshop...

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Walking for Purpose - Take the Next Step to Employment

Walking for Purpose - Take the Next Step to Employment

The exercise and employability project, Walking for Purpose, has announced its Autumn/Winter walks programme . Walking for Purpose offers jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

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ROFA Disabled People’s Manifesto 2019

ROFA Disabled People’s Manifesto 2019

Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) is an alliance of Disabled People and their organisations’s (DPOs) in England who have joined together to defend disabled people’s rights and campaign for an inclusive society. ROFA is consulting members on their Disabled People’s Manifesto and Disabled People’s Demands for the First 100 days of the new Government. The deadline for responses is Thursday, 31st October 2019 if you would like to comment.

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Study into Impact of UK Welfare Reforms on Self Employed and Business Ownersss

Study into Impact of UK Welfare Reforms on Self Employed and Business Ownersss

Are you disabled and self employed or own a business? This pilot study, funded by Manchester Metropolitan University, aims to investigate the impact of welfare reforms on disabled self-employed people and business owners’ health and wellbeing, working practices and business performance.

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