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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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Nominate a Movement for Good

Nominate a Movement for Good

The insurance company, Ecclesiastical, is giving £1million to support charity projects that are helping to make a real difference in their communities, in awards of £1,000. There are three separate draws throughout this year. That’s three chances for your favourite charity to win a £1,000 donation.
£1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do at Disability Sheffield so please consider nominating us by the closing date of 30 May. Thank you so much for your support!

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Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

Disability Sheffield is a co signatory to a letter of support from Disabled Peoples’ Organisations which will be submitted to the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine, the UK Minister for Disabled People, the press and media. We hope that disabled people in Ukraine will hear our support for them in this terrible conflict.

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What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

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Tuesday 31st May

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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Monday 6th June

Covid recovery phase drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Come and join us for a bi-weely opportunity to catch up on the engagement happening at Disability Sheffield and raise new issues affecting you as...

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Saturday 28th May

SACMHA Food Fest & Funday - 12 noon - 8pm

This free event is open to everyone and proceeds are in aid of
SACMHA Health and Social Care . Lots of...

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Monday 30th May

How Can we Create an Autism Inclusive Sheffield - 1 - 2pm

Part of the Festival of Debate in partnership with the Sheffield Autism Partnership Network.With the central government releasing the long awaited Autism Strategy, Sheffield is...

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Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

There is no evidence that dementia affects people with learning disabilities differently to how it affects other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted. Good to know that the Alzheimer’s Society has produced these Easy Read dementia factsheets.

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A Conversation about What Matters To You

A Conversation about What Matters To You

Sheffield Health and Care Partnership is encouraging as many people as possible across the city to have a “what matters to you” conversation with someone on Thursday 9th June as part of an International Person Centred Campaign.The campaign organisers claim that having better, more meaningful conversations with others about what matters to them, helps people feel more confident, more motivated and more likely to achieve their ambitions.

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Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

Carers Week ( 6 – 12 June ) is an annual event that raises awareness and celebrates the massive contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities by providing a wide range of help and support to relatives and friends.Sheffield Carers Centre has partnered with Sheffield City Trust to celebrate Carers Week and offer a series of free leisure taster sessions.

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