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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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Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

We want to give you the information about Covid that you want, in the way you want it. Please help us by answering our short survey!

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What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

Disability Sheffield is running a Zoom drop in every 2 weeks for disabled people to come along and share your experiences both good and bad about what life’s been like for you since the pandemic started. Don’t be alone, come and join us (with a cuppa) to keep us in the loop of how COVID restrictions are affecting you. The next drop ins are on Monday 18 January and Monday 1 February from 11am -12noon.

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Direct Payments Survey

Direct Payments Survey

Sheffield City Council has asked us to conduct a survey to help them improve the direct payments system. They want people who use direct payments to say what they think about what works well and what doesn’t. They want to find out from people who don’t use direct payments about the barriers to taking them up and any barriers that might affect take-up by particular groups of people. Please fill in our survey to help shape the future of direct payments in Sheffield.The survey is open until 25th January 2021.

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Tuesday 19th January

Yoga 4 All Inclusive Exercise Class – 7pm

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 20th January

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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Saturday 16th January

Staying Inn - 2pm

At The Staying Inn this week Crafternoon “knit & natter”
Join in on Zoom

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Monday 18th January

Planning for the Future - 10.30am - 12 noon

Join Cathy and Kirsty from the Sharing Caring Project for
information, practical tips and advice about what can be done
now to plan for the...

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Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

Government guidance for people who have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ was updated on 7th January. Letters are being sent to everyone in this group. You are advised not to go to the shops or to a pharmacy and to register for additional support. COVID-19 case numbers are now very high and rising rapidly across the country, driven by the new variant of COVID-19.Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new national Stay at Home lockdown guidance.

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Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

With another lockdown taking place at the moment, finding ways of staying fit and healthy while stopping indoors has become imperative. Disability Rights UK has teamed up with Sense and Durham University to produce pre-recorded videos aimed at supporting disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The new Get Yourself Active at Home timetable – with new workouts released regularly until the end of February – is now available!

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Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Rotherham Sight and Sound are offering a free twice weekly ‘Looking Ahead’ course, delivered by Zoom during January and February, for people who are newly diagnosed or living with sight loss.

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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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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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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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