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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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Our Halo Code Commitment

Our Halo Code Commitment

We are pleased to announce that Disability Sheffield has adopted the Halo Code to prevent race-based hair discrimination in our workplace. Race-based hair discrimination is where Black people are told their hair textures and hairstyles are inappropriate, unattractive, and unprofessional due to racist attitudes. We want to to ensure no members of our team, both employees and volunteers, are ever made to feel ashamed or excluded due to their hair.

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Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

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Cawston Park Closure

Cawston Park Closure

We are shocked and disgusted to hear of the deaths of Joanna, Ben and Nicholas and the appalling lack of ‘care’ they received at Cawston Park. How many more deaths? How many more closures? How many more reports and recommendations ? How many more years do we have to wait until the government acts to close private assessment and treatment units for people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs? We call on the government to act NOW.

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Tuesday 28th September

Yoga 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 7pm - 8pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive yoga classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified Yoga teacher knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga...

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Tuesday 5th October

Yoga 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 7pm - 8pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive yoga classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified Yoga teacher knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga...

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Tuesday 28th September

Changing Faces - 7 - 9pm

This free ‘Looking Forward’ online workshop is for 11–17 year-olds who have a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them...

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Tuesday 28th September

Adult Social Care Strategy Q & A - 2 - 3pm

Sheffield City Council is inviting feedback on their new Adult Health and Social Care Strategy, called ‘Living the life you want to live’. They want...

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Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

Black and Brown Parent Carer Safe Space

The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum acknowledges that some parent carers from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities may not feel confident attending their typical meetings. The forum is therefore piloting a monthly session on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 – 9pm via Zoom.

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A Kaleidoscope of Work Opportunity

A Kaleidoscope of Work Opportunity

Are you looking for work or to change jobs? A major employer in Sheffield is seeking to improve the diversity of their workforce and has agreed to sponsor 10 disabled people to attend Kaleidoscope Recruitment’s ‘Talent Incubator Programme’ starting on 11 October.

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LIstening Line Still There for You

LIstening Line Still There for You

Sheffield Mind’s Listening Line service has expanded its remit and can now offer a listening service to all people over 18 years of age. If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 and what happens now, or you have concerns about the vaccine, or you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation and you’d like to talk about it, you can call and speak to a friendly operator who’ll listen and where appropriate, give advice about local services which you might like to approach for support.

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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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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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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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