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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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Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

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 you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this September until February 2020.

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Call For Support for Workplace PAs

Call For Support for Workplace PAs

The roles of workplace personal assistants (PAs), who support disabled people to do their jobs, needs to be more clearly defined and better supported if accessible workplaces are to flourish, new research by Sheffield Hallam and York Universities has said. Disability Sheffield has been asked to develop training materials based on the study which will be available in autumn 2019.

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Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

Sheffield Advocacy Hub, a partnership between Citizens Advice Sheffield, Cloverleaf Advocacy and Disability Sheffield is proud to present its annual review for 2018-19. As well as service user data the review includes stories from people who have used the advocacy service in their own words and outlines some of our important campaigning work carried out through the year. All Hub partners hold the Advocacy Quality and Performance Mark and follow the Advocacy Code of Practice.

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Thursday 22nd August

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a cost of £4 per session.

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Tuesday 27th August

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a cost of £4 per session.

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Saturday 7th September

Art in the Gardens [1st Day] 10:30am - 5:30pm

The annual Art in the Gardens event, held in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with...

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Sunday 8th September

Art in the Gardens [2nd Day] 10:30am - 5:30pm

The annual Art in the Gardens event continues for a second day, held in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in...

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Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

Make sure you go to the Winter Gardens this month and have a look at the Healthwatch Sheffield Exhibition “celebrating people who inspired by their own experience, or someone close to them, are using their insights to make things better for others” in Sheffield. Nominations came from organisations such as SAYiT, Manor & Castle Development Trust and Disability Sheffield. The exhibition is open until 25 August.

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STOMP - Stop Over Medication

STOMP - Stop Over Medication

STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines. STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

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DPAC  To Help You Get It Taped In PIP Interviews

DPAC To Help You Get It Taped In PIP Interviews

The Sheffield branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts has launched a crowdfunding appeal to buy tape recorders and cassettes for people to use during their PIP medical assessments. Not everyone is aware that you are allowed to record the assessment but the equipment must be supplied by the person being assessed and many people on benefits cannot afford to buy recording equipment.

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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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Andrew Crooks

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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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