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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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Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

Working in partnership with Sheffield International Venues ( SIV ), we are providing FREE fitness passes for our users so that we can improve the fitness experience for disabled people across the city. We need your help to do this! Simply visit “Free Day Pass”, to get your pass and use it! You’ll be asked to provide some feedback through your email to let SIV know about your experience.

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BBC Red Button Teletext saved from switch off

BBC Red Button Teletext saved from switch off

The BBC Red Button Teletext Service has been saved from switch off after the NFBUK and British Deaf Association handed in a petition to the Director General of the BBC.

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T-shirts On Sale To Help PIP Recording Appeal

T-shirts On Sale To Help PIP Recording Appeal

If you want to really show your support for DPAC Sheffield and their campaign to ensure Personal Independence Payments interviews are recorded you can now get it on your chest. The local branch of Disabled People Against Cuts has now had t-shirts printed bearing the slogan ‘Put PIP assessments on the record’ which you can buy for £10, or £13 if you need it posted. Money raised will go towards their crowdfunder to buy equipment which can be lent out to disabled people applying for the benefit

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Saturday 22nd February

Inclusive Cycling Session cancelled

Sheffield Cycling 4 All is cancelled tomorrow due to predicted 42 miles an hour wind. Sorry folks. More information

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Tuesday 25th February

Inclusive Cycling Session 10am - 2pm

Sheffield Cycling 4 All breaks down the barriers to cycling, we have a bike for everyone! We run from Hillsborough Park tennis courts. Each sessions...

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Thursday 19th March

Sheffield Patient Participation Group Network: 6pm - 8pm

Taking place at The Cricle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW, this event gives attendees the chance to meet with PPG members from across...

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NCVO launch research in to diversity and volunteering

NCVO launch research in to diversity and volunteering

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have announced research plans for 2020 looking in to what diversity means to volunteer-involving organisations; while also exploring their aims, priorities and experiences in this area.

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#SpeakUp grant applications are now open

#SpeakUp grant applications are now open

#SpeakUp is back! Healthwatch have launched the third round of their small grants programme, designed for community, voluntary, and not-for-profit groups to help their communities to speak up about their health and social care. Applications are open until 27th February 2020.

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Learning Disability England Annual Conference

Learning Disability England Annual Conference

The 2020 Learning Disability England conference takes place on 13th February 2020. This year the theme of the event is inclusion, with the conference title: ‘Including Everyone – What next?’

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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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Andrew Crooks

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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Ruth

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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