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  • Your Chance to Choose

    Your Chance to Choose

    Chance to Choose is the name of our exciting new project commissioned by Sheffield City Council to coproduce the new ‘Working Age Adults Framework’ for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re getting together to learn what our ideas of a perfect life looks like by making art, writing stories or creating drama. If you have a learning disability or autism we’d love you to join us.

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  • Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

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  • Sheffield Cycling 4 All Development Co-ordinator Vacancy

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All Development Co-ordinator Vacancy

    Disability Sheffield is recruiting a part time Development Co-ordinator to work with our inclusive cycling project. We are looking for someone to lead on the monitoring and funding elements of the project including administering our trike loan scheme, helping develop SC4A as a sustainable project in the longer term. The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 1st July 2022.

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  • Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

    Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

    The findings of a workshop held last November looking at Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support in Sheffield have just been published. Bringing together work from SACMHA, Health Watch Sheffield, Speak Up, Think Local Act Personal and Disability Sheffield, the report highlights the specific experiences and recommendations from each group as well as views and concerns shared by them all.

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  • Thank you for Volunteering with Us!

    Thank you for Volunteering with Us!

    Volunteers Week ( 1-7 June ) is a time to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities . We are enormously proud that our role call of volunteers is expanding as our projects continue to grow successfully with their input. We benefit greatly from our volunteers knowledge, skills and experience, ideas and enthusiasm and would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers past and present.

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  • Taxi Consultation - Share your Views

    Taxi Consultation - Share your Views

    After extensive work at pace on local taxi policy consultations at Disability Sheffield there is now a national taxi guidance consultation. We know a lot of the issues many disabled people have to book or get the assistance they need whether for taxis or private hire services are not unique to this city. Contributing to this consultation on national guidance by 20 June should help to ensure improvements can be made for us and more widely.

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  • Accessible Bus Stop Realtime Information Trial

    Accessible Bus Stop Realtime Information Trial

    A new method for accessing real time bus information is currently being trialled in the City Centre. It is designed to make bus departure information available to all with audio announcements made on request using a push button. You now have the opportunity to give feedback on the audio and the visual elements of the information system at consultations@disabilitysheffield.org.uk.

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  • Nominate a Movement for Good

    Nominate a Movement for Good

    The insurance company, Ecclesiastical, is giving £1million to support charity projects that are helping to make a real difference in their communities, in awards of £1,000. There are three separate draws throughout this year. That’s three chances for your favourite charity to win a £1,000 donation.
    £1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do at Disability Sheffield so please consider nominating us by the closing date of 30 May. Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

    Declaration of Support for Disabled People in Ukraine

    Disability Sheffield is a co signatory to a letter of support from Disabled Peoples’ Organisations which will be submitted to the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine, the UK Minister for Disabled People, the press and media. We hope that disabled people in Ukraine will hear our support for them in this terrible conflict.

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  • What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

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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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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

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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