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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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Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Disability Sheffield has joined with over one hundred social care sector organisations by signing an open letter to Ministers criticising the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.The letter puts on public record serious concerns about the content, progress and passage of the Bill saying the reforms pose a real threat to the human rights of people requiring the greatest support in life.

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

We’re grateful to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown who will be holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for Disability Sheffield on Sunday May 26th, from noon till 4pm. Please save the date in your diary. We’d love to hear from you if you’re willing to volunteer to support us in organising the event and/or help out on the afternoon with fundraising activities such as hosting fete type games and manning our information stand or just with your ideas for the party!

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Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub were represented at the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28 January by Debbie Sunday. Debbie composed and recited a moving piece, questioning how we support those displaced by genocide and war in making a new home. The theme of the Memorial Day this year was Torn from Home.

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Tuesday 26th February

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10 - 3

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only...

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Thursday 28th February

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10 - 3

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only...

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Sunday 24th February

Walking Netball 'Host' training session 10-4pm

England Netball are looking to expand their sessions for Walking Netball across the country and want to train up more ‘hosts’ to deliver these sessions...

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Tuesday 26th February

Cross Hub Health Working Group meeting - 6.00pm - 7.30pm

This meeting of the Cross Hub Health working group will be held in Room G42, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH.

For more information...

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Further Reactions to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Further Reactions to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Following Disability Sheffield joining over one hundred organisations in signing an open letter to Ministers criticising the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, more disabled people’s organisations are reacting to the Human Rights outrage.

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Share your Experiences of Accessing Mental Health Services in Sheffield

Share your Experiences of Accessing Mental Health Services in Sheffield

Have you had recent experiences of accessing or trying to access Mental Health Services in Sheffield in the last 2 years? If so, you are invited to take part in a survey as part of a call for evidence for the Joint Scrutiny Review of Mental Health Services. This survey closes on 8th March 2019.

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European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

There’s more to Europe than Brexit! The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a Europe-wide network offering a forum for all disabled people, independent living organisations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of independent living.

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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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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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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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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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