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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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Your Chance to Choose

Your Chance to Choose

Chance to Choose is the name of our exciting new project commissioned by Sheffield City Council to coproduce the new ‘Working Age Adults Framework’ for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re getting together to learn what our ideas of a perfect life looks like by making art, writing stories or creating drama. If you have a learning disability or autism we’d love you to join us.

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Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

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Sheffield Cycling 4 All Development Co-ordinator Vacancy

Sheffield Cycling 4 All Development Co-ordinator Vacancy

Disability Sheffield is recruiting a part time Development Co-ordinator to work with our inclusive cycling project. We are looking for someone to lead on the monitoring and funding elements of the project including administering our trike loan scheme, helping develop SC4A as a sustainable project in the longer term. The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 1st July 2022.

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Thursday 14th July

Living through the Pandemic and being an Individual Employer - 12.30 - 1.30pm

BOOK NOW for FREE online project ECHO training events via Zoom all about Living through the Pandemic and being an Individual...

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Wednesday 20th July

Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible - 9am - 12.30pm

Disability Sheffield are launching an exciting new project working to make physical activity more accessible for people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health...

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Saturday 16th July

Sheffield Pinknic - 11am onwards

Head to the Peace Gardens for an inclusive, family friendly LGBTQ+ event with live music, entertainers and stalls.
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Saturday 30th July

BSLGuided Tour of the Graves Gallery.- 2 - 3pm

A free British Sign Language (BSL) guided tour of the Graves Gallery.You’ll see a range of artworks from the 16th century to present day...

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Black Male Suicide Conference

Black Male Suicide Conference

SACMHA Health & Social Care will be hosting this critically important conference in partnership with the Sheffield Health & Social Care Foundation Trust along with Sheffield Flourish on Saturday 23rd July from 9:30am at the Mega Centre, Bernard Road, Sheffield S2 5BQ.

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NHS Sheffield Community Survey Findings

NHS Sheffield Community Survey Findings

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield City Council are working together to develop plans for next year to help make the people of Sheffield healthier and stay independent, safe and well. The CCG has released a report based on its consultation findings with residents from across Sheffield including work undertaken by Voluntary, Community and Faith sector organisations to gain feedback from diverse groups of people.

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Social Care Charges Investigation

Social Care Charges Investigation

A BBC News journalist, who is investigating social care charges mainly involving disabled people, is looking for people to help with his work. Adam Eley is specifically looking to speak to people who have had debt collection procedures opened against them by their local authority as a result of being unable to pay social care charges. The coverage will bring maximum awareness to the issue.

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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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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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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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