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  • Thank you Tramlines

    Thank you Tramlines

    Tramlines have raised an incredible £19,600 for local charities, including Disability Sheffield, so far this year! There’s still time to add your support – the special edition Chari-Tees have been restocked for the last time and the Tramlines IPA ‘In The Park’ IPA is still on sale.What better way to spend time in the sun ( or shade ) than in a cool T shirt drinking a tasty local IPA while raising money for local charities!

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  • Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

    Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

    The government has produced new guidance and a new range of exemption cards calling for the public and businesses to be mindful of and act sensitively towards people who are exempt from wearing a face covering. This comes at a time when charities are asking the government to listen to and better understand the concerns of disabled people and to do more to promote awareness around who is exempt from the face mask rules following reports of disabled people facing hostility from the public and businesses. Please get in touch with us to let us know about your experience, whatever it is, and if we can help at all by contacting a service provider on your behalf or helping you to report any incident where you felt threatened.

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  • Taking Your Orders for 'In the Park' IPA beer!

    Taking Your Orders for 'In the Park' IPA beer!

    Here’s the ‘bad’ and the good news!! The ‘Limited Edition Tramlines Chari-tees’ T shirts were so popular they’ve now sold out!. Thank you to everyone who ordered one for helping to support us. Tramlines Festival have now collaborated with Thornbridge Brewery to create a limited edition ‘In The Park’ IPA beer with 10% of sales going towards local charities, including Disability Sheffield! Cheers everyone !

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  • Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

    Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

    If your PA is returning to work in the near future the Sheffield Individual Employer and PA Development Group has produced a new Risk Assessment Tool to support individual employers to minimise any risks for their PAs to return to work. The Risk Assessment Tool is a useful guide to conversations with your PA about risk and gives topics and poses questions. You can record on the document what you and your PA have agreed will happen and review it as national guidance changes.

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  • Sheffield Cycling 4 All Launch Trike Loan Scheme

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All Launch Trike Loan Scheme

    Sheffield City Region have very kindly given our disability cycling project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All ( SC4A ), 4 electric assist tricycles which are available for anyone who can’t ride a two wheeled bike to loan for up to 3 months (depending on demand). We hope that this scheme will enable people to experience pedal power as a viable mode of disability transport.

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  • 'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    We’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield is one of the chosen charities to benefit from the sale of Tramlines Festival’s ‘Chari-Tees’. The limited edition specially designed ‘Be Reyt’ and ‘Beautiful Sheffield’ T-shirts cost £15. Pre-orders close on 7th July so make sure you order yours before then to not miss out!

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  • Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    New findings from the NHS show that four in ten people are so concerned about being a burden on the NHS, that it has stopped them from seeking help from their GP during the covid-19 outbreak. NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to seek help from their GP if they are concerned about changes to their health or body saying “ You aren’t wasting our time, essential NHS services continue to be here for you during the pandemic and please be reassured that special measures are in place within GP services for the safety of patients and staff “.

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  • #blacklivesmatter

    #blacklivesmatter

    Disability Sheffield is outraged by the murder of George Floyd and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in speaking out against racial injustices and inequalities faced by BAME communities around the world.

    We commit to addressing and challenging racism in all of our work. We will work to better understand the particular inequalities and barriers BAME disabled people face in Sheffield and work to dismantle these. We will work to become a more diverse organisation by making sure BAME people are better represented within our team. We want to be part of the solution.

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  • Check Out Our YouTube Channel - thanks Andrew!

    Check Out Our YouTube Channel - thanks Andrew!

    You may not be aware of this, but Disability Sheffield has its very own “YouTube” channel with its own icon at the top right hand side of our homepage to make it easier to log straight into. In the last two months we have posted nine videos – subjects covered include debates on Coronavirus and life in isolation, as well as easy exercises for people with limited mobility. It’s been a great way to keep in touch and reach more people and participants really enjoy and look forward to the sessions.Why not join us in our next video? It’s very appropriate during Volunteers’ Week to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer Andrew for all his technical and camera skills , his hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to help us to make these videos possible.

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  • Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    During the Covid-19 outbreak our cycling project Sheffield Cycling 4 All has suspended the cycling sessions offering disabled people the opportunity to ride a wide array of adapted trikes. The good news is we’ve launched a new online exercise session every Wednesday at 11am to help our participants and anyone else who wants to join us, keep fit and well until we’re back cycling together. Move & Chat offers a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with other participants.We’re also offering 1 on 1 cycling sessions in Hillsborough park on a case by case basis, a trike Loan scheme and sports equipment for your home to keep you active.

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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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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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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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