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We are committed to the ‘social approach’ to disability, rather than the ‘medical approach’. People with impairments are disabled by the barriers they face in every day life – such as inaccessible communication formats, people’s attitudes or inaccessible buildings – not by the way minds and bodies work. This approach has now been adopted as good practice by central government, Sheffield City Council and NHS Sheffield as well as internationally.

Our aims are to work in partnership with disabled people and the wider community to:

• Promote inclusive living

• To campaign for equality and complete control

• To co-produce innovative solutions to the barriers disabled people face

We will achieve our aims by:

• Campaigning for change through strengthening the voice of disabled people

• Widening our reach to disabled people through increasing our individual membership base and developing our networks with other organisations and disabled peoples groups

• Developing and delivering services which promote inclusive living – and promote good practice across Sheffield and nationally

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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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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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