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  • Race, Disability and Self Directed Support in Sheffield

    Race, Disability and Self Directed Support in Sheffield

    This online workshop on Wednesday 8th December 2021 from 11am to 1pm will explore experiences of social care and self directed support for disabled people from black, asian and minority ethnic communities in Sheffield. It will include highlights from Think Local Act Personal’s recent report about the value of community groups in achieving personalised care.Anyone with an interest in these issues is welcome to take part.

  • Join our new Healthy Living Steering Group

    Join our new Healthy Living Steering Group

    We are launching a new co-production project that’s aiming to make healthy living and physical activity opportunities more accessible for adults with a learning disability, autism or severe mental illness. We’re currently looking for people with lived experience to join our steering group – if you are an adult with autism, severe mental illness or a learning disability, or you support someone with one of these conditions, we’d love to hear from you!

  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2021/2022

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs 2021/2022

    Are you employed as a PA for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own PA(s) and want to further their skills and knowledge or improve your understanding of your role and responsibilities as an individual employer? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2022.

  • UN CRDP Consultation Events

    UN CRDP Consultation Events

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People is a major global catalyst for the progression of disabled people’s rights.Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations play a key role in the examination process, submitting “shadow” reports to the UN Committee responsible for the CRDP. Participants in our workshops in November will help shape the shadow report as DDPOs prepare for the next examination of the UK under the CRDP.

  • Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

    Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

    Recently, the city council has launched the new Local Area Committees (LACs) and they are keen to hear your views on your local area. This will guide the work of these committees and it is important Disabled people have their say.The survey closes on Sunday 31st October.

  • Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

  • Weight For It...

    Weight For It...

    Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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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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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