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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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Our Halo Code Commitment

Our Halo Code Commitment

We are pleased to announce that Disability Sheffield has adopted the Halo Code to prevent race-based hair discrimination in our workplace. Race-based hair discrimination is where Black people are told their hair textures and hairstyles are inappropriate, unattractive, and unprofessional due to racist attitudes. We want to to ensure no members of our team, both employees and volunteers, are ever made to feel ashamed or excluded due to their hair.

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Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

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Cawston Park Closure

Cawston Park Closure

We are shocked and disgusted to hear of the deaths of Joanna, Ben and Nicholas and the appalling lack of ‘care’ they received at Cawston Park. How many more deaths? How many more closures? How many more reports and recommendations ? How many more years do we have to wait until the government acts to close private assessment and treatment units for people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs? We call on the government to act NOW.

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Monday 20th September

Covid experiences drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Come and join us on Zoom for a catch up with other disabled people to share any difficulties that you are having as we are...

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Tuesday 28th September

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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Saturday 18th September

Justice for Simba Carnival - 2pm

Over 67,000 people across the country have signed Simba’s petition . This carnival of resistance on Devonshire Green is calling for his bill for...

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Saturday 25th September

Deaf Reading Group - 2 - 3pm

Drop in online for a chat and the opportunity to share your favourite author. What is it about their writing that you really love? Join...

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Writing Happiness

Writing Happiness

Applications are now open for a free online creative writing development course funded by Arts Council England. The course is entitled ‘Writing Happiness – Writing Back Joyfully’ and is run by and for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers, including people with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses. The closing date for applications is 30th September

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Covid Plans in Place

Covid Plans in Place

The Government has issued new guidance on the COVID-19 response in an Autumn and Winter Plan for England. Plan A introduces an enhanced vaccination programme offering a first dose of vaccine to 12-15 year olds and a booster dose to individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. If the data suggests the NHS is likely to come under unsustainable pressure, the Government has prepared a Plan B.

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Social Care  Proposals At a Glance.

Social Care Proposals At a Glance.

The long awaited Government proposals to ‘fix’ the care crisis has been announced but is ‘too little too late’ says Disability Rights UK. The BBC has produced an article entitled Social care changes at a glance covering what is being proposed and how the changes will be funded.The social care reform proposals do not kick in for another two years.

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