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  • Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Hear what it’s really like being in lockdown from people with learning disabilities or autism as we discuss our experiences of being in isolation and invite you to take part. In our video members of the public join our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices, on webcam and talk about the good and the bad things about being in lockdown, social distancing and self isolating. We hope you’ll join in the conversation with us next time.

  • Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

    Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

    Our new information sheet for individual employers and PAs contains guidance based on some of the questions we are being asked at Disability Sheffield by people who employ their own PAs. The outbreak of Coronavirus is a public health issue and as such certain precautions need to be taken by both employer and employee and both parties need to be aware in these difficult circumstances of their employment duties and rights.

  • Disability Sheffield Services Update

    Disability Sheffield Services Update

    It’s important to us that we keep you up to date with what’s been happening over the last few weeks at Disability Sheffield. In response to the COVID19 outbreak we have made some changes to the services we provide so that we can better respond to the needs of disabled people we work with. All our staff are working remotely from home to keep in touch with our clients, provide the latest information relating to the Coronavirus and offer some new and practical support for disabled people in Sheffield including people who employ a PA for their social care.

  • Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Do you have a learning disability or autism? Sheffield Voices, our learning disability and autism group, is offering a space where people can connect with each other, have some fun and find out information. Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am until 12pm, that’s for one hour on “ZOOM”, which is an online meeting space.

  • New Covid-19 PA Register

    New Covid-19 PA Register

    In response to a city wide need for more personal assistants due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Disability Sheffield is hosting a new Covid-19 PA register. The purpose of the register is to hold the details of PAs and other support workers (e.g. from day services) who are available for work and to match people in need of support with a potential PA.

  • Coronavirus Information and Support

    Coronavirus Information and Support

    At Disability Sheffield, as everywhere, our focus in the past week has been the impact of the Coronavirus and social isolation and distancing. For us as an organisation, for our staff and volunteers and more importantly for our clients and all disabled people in Sheffield. We are putting plans into place and having discussions with the council in terms of support for people who access social care which we’ll share with you as soon as we can. There’s so much information coming in day by day that we’ve decided to set up a Coronavirus Information and Support webpage where you can access key websites as we hear of them to hopefully find some of the answers you’re looking for.

  • New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

    New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All has reluctantly decided to cancel ALL cycling sessions until further notice due to the coronavirus. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause . Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England , Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our accessible and inclusive cycling project, is stepping up a gear and is offering new groups for people with specific health conditions or impairments at Hillsborough Park ( next to the tennis courts at the bottom of the park ). Sessions start at the end of March/beginning of April and the cost is just £4.

  • SC4A Calls For Your Votes

    SC4A Calls For Your Votes

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our accessible and inclusive cycling project, is hoping to have its funding wishes granted – and is looking for your vote to help it achieve this aim. SC4A is thrilled to have been selected for the voting stage of the TransPennine Express Transform Grants which supports community projects that seek to tackle/promote social inclusion and improve the environment. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020.

  • Join Us at the Festival of Debate

    Join Us at the Festival of Debate

    The Festival of Debate is back for 2020 and we’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield will be hosting two thought-provoking events. The first event on Thursday 16 April will debate “Has the Care Act given us any choice?” whilst the second event on Monday 27 April debates the effects of austerity on disabled people. Both events are free to attend but please book a place.

  • Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

    Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

    Working in partnership with Sheffield International Venues ( SIV ), we are providing FREE fitness passes for our users so that we can improve the fitness experience for disabled people across the city. We need your help to do this! Simply visit “Free Day Pass”, to get your pass and use it! You’ll be asked to provide some feedback through your email to let SIV know about your experience.

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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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