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  • Could you be our Advocacy Manager?

    Could you be our Advocacy Manager?

    Our lovely Advocacy Manager Lucy has a new job as Chief Officer for Healthwatch Sheffield. We are therefore looking to recruit a new advocacy manager. Our advocacy service supports disabled people to exercise their rights and be fully involved in decisions about their life. The Advocacy Manager is responsible for supporting and supervising the advocacy team, which delivers a range of advocacy (statutory and non-statutory) support as part of Sheffield Advocacy Hub.The closing date for applications is 8am on Monday 15th July 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

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  • Volunteers' Week Thank You

    Volunteers' Week Thank You

    This week host organisations are setting time aside to celebrate and say thank to volunteers across the country. The work we do at Disability Sheffield would not be possible without our valued volunteers who help us to deliver our services – answering information enquiries, providing advocacy support, writing about news and events , providing IT support, serving on the Disability Hub Committee, helping with admin, answering the phones, supporting Sheffield Cycling 4 All and Sheffield Voices learning disability group, helping with research, filming videos, the list is getting longer ! We thank each and every one of you, past and present, and hope that you are aware how much we appreciate your contribution and commitment , not just this week but all year round!

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  • Our Leisure Factsheet will Help You to Move More

    Our Leisure Factsheet will Help You to Move More

    Our newly updated Leisure Factsheet is a great place to look if you want to find out about leisure activities for disabled people in Sheffield and live a healthier and more active lifestyle .Perfect for Move More Month this June.

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  • Mad Hatter's Party Was Topper Class Entertainment

    Mad Hatter's Party Was Topper Class Entertainment

    Natalie Yarrow, Disability Sheffield’s Vice Chairperson would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Sunday’s event at The Barrel in Chapeltown – “ to the brilliant landlady Steph Tate and her fabulous team, the Alice in Wonderland characters and an assortment of stallholders, our amazing volunteers, staff members and trustees, all of whom helped to raise the profile of Disability Sheffield whilst generating much-appreciated funds. Not forgetting The Barrel’s customers too, thank you for your support; now you know who we are maybe we can be of service to you or someone you know!”

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  • Workplace Personal Assistants Policy

    Workplace Personal Assistants Policy

    Disability Sheffield has been working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and University of York to continue the development of their research project, Workplace Personal Assistants (WPA). We are keen to work with employers to develop a policy/guidance that can be adapted for each workplace and easily adopted by businesses to ensure that all aspects of having WPAs are considered.

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  • Pavement Parking Inquiry

    Pavement Parking Inquiry

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub together with the Access Liaison Group have put together a response to the Transport Committee Pavement Parking Inquiry highlighting pavement parking as a seriously dangerous issue for wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments, blind people and people with sensory impairments or any pavement user forced to leave the pavement and use the public highway, which poses obvious risks.

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  • Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    This month we see a little more movement on the government’s promised green paper on social care. It has taken from as far back as March 2017, when the Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care. Here we provide an update and link on the ‘forthcoming’ Green Paper on social care for adults, which we understand will now be published at “the earliest opportunity”.

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  • Movement for Good Awards : Help Us to Tackle Hate Crime

    Movement for Good Awards : Help Us to Tackle Hate Crime

    Please consider nominating us for the Movement for Good Awards.Your nomination could be the one that helps us win £1000 to enable our Sheffield Voices Group to work with other learning disability groups to deliver disability discrimination and hate crime training.The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word. The closing date for nominations is Friday 17 May. Thanks so much for your support!

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  • Sheffield Cycling 4 All Gets New Bikes Boost

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All Gets New Bikes Boost

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All are riding high and would like to say a massive thank you to HTK podcast listeners, who raised almost £2000 to buy four additional bikes and a specialist tricycle for Disability Sheffield’s accessible cycling project.

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  • Join Us at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Join Us at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    We’re grateful to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown who will be hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for Disability Sheffield on Sunday May 26th, from noon till 4pm. We hope you can come along and we’d love to hear from you if you’re willing to volunteer to support us by helping out on the afternoon with fundraising activities such as hosting fete type games and manning our information stand.

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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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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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