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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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Yoga is 4 All

Yoga is 4 All

Have you ever thought about taking up yoga to boost your physical and mental wellbeing? Organised by Sheffield Cycling 4 All and funded by Sport England, our free yoga sessions take place every Tuesday evening between 7-8pm and are specifically designed for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Qualified Yoga teacher Jane Collins knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga practices, so that everyone taking part can experience all the benefits that yoga offers.

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Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

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Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Disability Sheffield is the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.

Closing date for applications is 5th October 2020.

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Wednesday 28th October

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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Thursday 29th October

Imagining Black Disabled Futures within the Disability Movement -

Join Inclusion London and ALLFIE from 6pm – 7:30pm on the 29th of October for this free Black History Month event.

Look at the future...

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Monday 2nd November

DRUK ' We Belong’ Parents of Disabled Children Webinar – 7 - 8pm

Disability Rights UK’s ‘We Belong’ engagement campaign is an opportunity for all of us, as disabled people, to come together, to consolidate our thoughts about...

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Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

Sheffield City Council has received a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant from the government through DEFRA intended to be spent within this financial year to support the people of Sheffield through these difficult times. You can apply for a Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant if you live in Sheffield and you are having difficulties paying for food and other essentials due to Covid-19. Find out how to apply.

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South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

Sheffield, along with Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham will move into the ‘Very High’ alert category for restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Saturday 24 October. This is due to the continued high level of cases across the region and increasingly concerning levels of hospital admission . Find out what this means for you.

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Would you like Something Saved and  Remade ?

Would you like Something Saved and Remade ?

A new BBC2 series called Saved and Remade will soon be filming in Yorkshire and is looking for people to take part. The Casting Producer has contacted Disability Sheffield to say that inclusion is very important to them and they would like to ensure disabied people are represented.The closing date to apply is 30 November 2020

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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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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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