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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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Thank you Tramlines

Thank you Tramlines

Tramlines have raised an incredible £19,600 for local charities, including Disability Sheffield, so far this year! There’s still time to add your support – the special edition Chari-Tees have been restocked for the last time and the Tramlines IPA ‘In The Park’ IPA is still on sale.What better way to spend time in the sun ( or shade ) than in a cool T shirt drinking a tasty local IPA while raising money for local charities!

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Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

The government has produced new guidance and a new range of exemption cards calling for the public and businesses to be mindful of and act sensitively towards people who are exempt from wearing a face covering. This comes at a time when charities are asking the government to listen to and better understand the concerns of disabled people and to do more to promote awareness around who is exempt from the face mask rules following reports of disabled people facing hostility from the public and businesses. Please get in touch with us to let us know about your experience, whatever it is, and if we can help at all by contacting a service provider on your behalf or helping you to report any incident where you felt threatened.

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Taking Your Orders for 'In the Park' IPA beer!

Taking Your Orders for 'In the Park' IPA beer!

Here’s the ‘bad’ and the good news!! The ‘Limited Edition Tramlines Chari-tees’ T shirts were so popular they’ve now sold out!. Thank you to everyone who ordered one for helping to support us. Tramlines Festival have now collaborated with Thornbridge Brewery to create a limited edition ‘In The Park’ IPA beer with 10% of sales going towards local charities, including Disability Sheffield! Cheers everyone !

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Tuesday 18th August

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

We are currently offering 1 on 1 or solo cycling sessions for people who can self-travel and self-transfer (or have a PA or carer with...

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Wednesday 19th August

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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Sunday 16th August

Book Club & Interview with Haben Girma - 7pm

Interview with Deafblind activist & lawyer Haben Girma, we will be discussing the book and Haben’s activism. You can find the book here – https://habengirma.com/book/

This...

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Sunday 23rd August

Choir / Singing Group - 3pm

Disabled singer Rona Topaz will be leading the Staying Inn in a singing workshop. Come along and sing songs old and new ranging from the...

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Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

Macmillan Cancer Support have published a ‘Cancer and Coronavirus – Know your rights ( in England ) Guide ‘explaining the care you should expect and what to do if you think you are not receiving the right care. “ We know it’s a difficult time for healthcare professionals but we also know that there are millions of people living with cancer who still need the right care, treatment and support. it’s vital that cancer diagnosis and treatment continues as much as possible”.

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Support for Adult Social Care Providers

Support for Adult Social Care Providers

Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care have collected together a range of information in an effort to support organisations providing care services in Sheffield.As well as a webpage for all the latest news and guidance relating to COVID-19 confidential helplines and apps are available.Sheffield City Council Adult Social Care explain that they “recognise the pressure that you are under as managers and the need you may have to talk things through with someone experienced in social care.”

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The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

This one-off grant up to the value of £250 for people with Motor Neurone Disease can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. If you would like to apply, a simple form asks you to outline how COVID-19 has affected your income or finances. Other grants are available and the Association’s Benefits Advice Service can offer guidance about benefits and can assist with obtaining statutory funding or funding from other charitable organisations.

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