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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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A Special Thank you to all our Volunteers

A Special Thank you to all our Volunteers

Volunteer’s Week ( 1 – 7 June ) is an annual celebration of the good work done by volunteers across the country. It’s an especial reminder to us all this year to take the time to say thank you to the millions of volunteers who have come forward during the Coronavirus outbreak to give their time to help and support vulnerable people in their community. The work we do at Disability Sheffield would not be possible without our valued volunteers who help us to deliver our services – answering information enquiries, providing advocacy support, writing about news and events , providing IT support, serving on the Disability Hub Committee, helping with admin, answering the phones, supporting Sheffield Cycling 4 All and Sheffield Voices learning disability group, filming videos, the list is getting longer ! During the past few months you’ve continued to support us from your homes while you are shielding and we cannot thank you enough.

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Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

During the Covid-19 outbreak our cycling project Sheffield Cycling 4 All has suspended the cycling sessions offering disabled people the opportunity to ride a wide array of adapted trikes. The good news is we’ve launched a new online exercise session every Wednesday at 11am to help our participants and anyone else who wants to join us, keep fit and well until we’re back cycling together. Move & Chat offers a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with other participants.We’re also offering 1 on 1 cycling sessions in Hillsborough park on a case by case basis, a trike Loan scheme and sports equipment for your home to keep you active.

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Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

Dance music fans took steps to raise more than £700 for Disability Sheffield by taking part in a lockdown disco party on 25 April. So we would like to say a big thank you to Tom Collister , our Cycling 4 All Co-ordinator and DJ on the night – AKA Moonmonkey – and everyone who ‘boogied with a smile’ and danced along to support us.

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Wednesday 10th June

Move & Chat - 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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Wednesday 17th June

Move&Chat Zoom Group - 11am

Join Sheffield Cycling 4 All and the gang for this fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal...

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Thursday 4th June

Festival of Debate - How to Build Back Better 7pm - 8pm

Free live event taking place on Facebook Live and YouTube

Post-Covid-19, Sheffield’s economy needs a rebuild. But on what terms?

Kate Pickett (co-author of ‘The...

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Thursday 11th June

Festival of Debate: Arts and Culture During COVID-19 7pm - 8pm

Free live event taking place on Facebook Live and Youtube.

The Arts and Culture industries have been some of the worst affected by the Covid-19...

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Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

Thousands of contact tracers are making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes in England and Scotland. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with. The new NHS Test and Trace service has the capacity to trace 10,000 contacts per day. The Gov.UK website provides an overview of how the new scheme works.

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Keep in Touch with your Talking Newspaper

Keep in Touch with your Talking Newspaper

Sheffield Talking News( STN ) has been finding creative new ways of working during the Coronavirus outbreak and wants all their listeners to be able to continue listening. STN has temporarily suspended their memory stick service but the good news is that listeners can still hear all their recordings completely free of charge over the telephone or through various online sources.

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Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

Sheffield University is inviting members of the public, patients, and health professionals to take part in interviews which aim to explore what people think about sharing patient data/medical records for purposes beyond their individual care, e.g. for research to improve treatments or healthcare services. The research is being managed by the Information School at the University who are looking for people aged 25-44 or 65 plus from a range of different backgrounds to take part. To say thank you for your time, all participants will receive a £30 Amazon voucher which will be emailed to you after the interview.

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