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  • Are You Living Well in the The Big Squeeze?

    Are You Living Well in the The Big Squeeze?

    The Disability Hub joins forces with Healthwatch Sheffield’s Health & Wellbeing Forum on Monday 2nd December 2019 from 1:30pm-4:00pm at The Circle to explore how financial pressures and hardship are impacting on people’s ability to keep themselves well. Join us for information sharing, dialogue and ideas as we hear from local experts from the Clinical Commissioning Group, Sheffield City Council and voluntary and community sector as well as stories from individuals.

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  • Please Nominate Us for 12 Days of Giving

    Please Nominate Us for 12 Days of Giving

    Christmas is a time for giving – and you can help Disability Sheffield carry out its vital services by nominating us for a church charity windfall. Ecclesiastical, a specialist insurance and financial company owned by Allchurches Trust is running a 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway to deserving causes in the UK. The more people nominate us the higher our chances – thank you.

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  • Join us at Disability Sheffield's Christmas Party!

    Join us at Disability Sheffield's Christmas Party!

    Our spectacular live music fundraising event is back by popular demand at Crookes Social Club and this year we’re excited to announce it’s at Christmas! Yey, we’re really looking forward to this one. A night of music and fun with our staff, volunteers, friends and anyone else who wants to attend will be the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and the great year we’ve had at Disability Sheffield. Join us Yo Dynamo, DJ Moonmonkey, Pitbull Panda and DJ Dr Nic on Friday 20th December from 7.30pm to 11pm at Crookes Social Club.

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  • How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

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  • Advocacy Awareness Week

    Advocacy Awareness Week

    It’s Advocacy Awareness Week ( 28 Oct – 1 November ) and this year’s theme is demonstrating the impact of advocacy. That’s why we’ve chosen to wait until now to publish our recent annual report for our Advocacy and Information Service. We’re doing our best on social media this week to raise awareness of the importance of advocacy, join in the conversation and celebrate all things advocacy.

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  • Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.”

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  • Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

    Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this September until February 2020.

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  • MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

    MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

    Disability Sheffield are pleased to report that this month MPs have recommended a ban on pavement parking across England. Written evidence submitted by Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub and the Access Liaison Group said accessibility to transport and the built environment is often reported as one of eight most disabling barriers to disabled people’s participation.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    The next Disability Hub meeting will take place next Wednesday, 25 September 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.
    The Disability Hub meeting is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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  • Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    The roles of workplace personal assistants (PAs), who support disabled people to do their jobs, needs to be more clearly defined and better supported if accessible workplaces are to flourish, new research by Sheffield Hallam and York Universities has said. Disability Sheffield has been asked to develop training materials based on the study which will be available in autumn 2019.

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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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