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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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National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

The High Court has declared that the Government’s National Disability Strategy is unlawful due to inadequate consultation with disabled people.Disability activists Miriam Binder, Jean Eveleigh, Doug Paulley and Vicki Hon brought the case against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Therese Coffey, arguing that she had failed to provide sufficient information on the proposed Strategy to allow for a meaningful response.

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Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

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New LGBTQ+ Cafe

New LGBTQ+ Cafe

Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices have launched a new social cafe for members of the LGBTQ+ community who also identify as being autistic, nerodiverse or disabled. Currently on zoom at 3-4pm every Thursday we meet to discuss issues affecting both communities, socialize and discuss the unique experiences being in both communities has on our day to day lives.

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Thursday 27th January

Free Training for PAs - Medication Administration and Management - 12.30pm - 3.30pm (Face to Face)

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do...

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Tuesday 1st February

Movement 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 4-5pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive movement classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified community health teacher knows lots of ways to adapt movement...

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Thursday 27th January

Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil - 5.45 - 7pm

Join Sheffield City Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day online vigil to remember those we have lost to genocide. The theme of this year’s event is “one...

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Tuesday 1st February

Changing Faces Parents Together Workshop - 7.30pm

A Changing Faces online workshop full of advice and top practical tips to support parents and carers of children and young people, who have a...

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Return to Plan A

Return to Plan A

The Prime Minister has announced that England’s Plan B measures will end on Thursday January 27th including compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops. Equality campaigners are calling on the Government to reverse their decision as many disabled and vulnerable people are still shielding at home and do not feel safe to go out.

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Autism Alert Card

Autism Alert Card

South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create an Autism Alert Photo ID Card to help the police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic people more effectively. It is hoped that use of the card will help people with autism feel more comfortable in what could potentially be stressful or frightening situations. A free card is also available for people with a learning disability.

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Dementia Support to Keep Well

Dementia Support to Keep Well

Age UK Sheffield are delighted to share the news that they are expanding the support they already provide through their Dementia Wellbeing Centre at Norfolk Park to two additional sites across Sheffield at the Botanical Gardens and Hillsborough.You can also find a list and leaflet with information about support across the city in the Sheffield Directory.

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