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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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International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities

Thursday 3 December is the International Day of People with Disabilities. The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. At Disability Sheffield we’re celebrating the day with three special events hosted by Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group.

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Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

Daniel Thistlewaite has a magic way with words – which led to him being crowned one of the winners of the Sheffield Short Story Competition 2020. Daniel, is a member of our learning disability self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices and has been attending the new Magic Pen writing group, a collaboration between Disability Sheffield and the Burton Street Foundation. Congratulations on your win Daniel!

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Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2021.

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Wednesday 2nd December

Move & Chat Inclusive Exercise Class - 11am

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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Thursday 3rd December

Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs - Introduction to Makaton

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do...

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Thursday 3rd December

International Day of People with Disabilities

Thursday 3 December is the International Day of People with Disabilities. The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding...

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Thursday 10th December

Disability, Society and Me - 6pm

Join Claire Harvey MBE, British Paralympic sportsperson and Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the House of Commons and her guests as she hosts...

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Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

The government has recommended taking a Vitamin D supplement during the Autumn and Winter months and is offering a free 4 month supply for adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you would like to opt-in to receive your free supply of vitamin D, you will need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 4 January 2021.

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Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

The Government has announced that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December and enter into the tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Some tier 3 restrictions will be different this time compared to when Sheffield was in tier 3 before lockdown started on 5 November.The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.

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Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

The UK Parliament’s Work And Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry aiming to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and look at how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market. They want to hear from disabled people about your experiences.You can submit evidence until Friday 18 December 2020.

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