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  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 2-4pm at The Circle. The Hub 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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  • How Disability Sheffield Can Open Doors and Opportunities for your Business

    How Disability Sheffield Can Open Doors and Opportunities for your Business

    We’re working with businesses to help them improve their accessibility with the aim of Sheffield becoming a more inclusive city. We offer Disability Equality Training, Access Audits and support to be Disability Confident. If you run a business or organisation in Sheffield, then a workplace Access Audit and review of disability policies could open opportunities for you to a have a truly diverse and talented workforce. Let’s make sure the disability employment gap doesn’t get any bigger in our city.

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  • Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

    Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

    Disability Sheffield has joined with over one hundred social care sector organisations by signing an open letter to Ministers criticising the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.The letter puts on public record serious concerns about the content, progress and passage of the Bill saying the reforms pose a real threat to the human rights of people requiring the greatest support in life.

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  • Invitation to the SIV Steering Group

    Invitation to the SIV Steering Group

    Do you have an interest in sport and leisure activities and/or the entertainment sector and a passion for inclusivity? If so you may be interested in coming along to the next meeting of the SIV ( Sheffield International Venues ) steering group on Friday 8th March from 10am to 12 noon at Pond’s Forge International Sport Centre, Sheaf Street Sheffield S1 2BP.

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  • Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub were represented at the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28 January by Debbie Sunday. Debbie composed and recited a moving piece, questioning how we support those displaced by genocide and war in making a new home. The theme of the Memorial Day this year was Torn from Home.

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  • Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    We are developing training for students who might need to employ a Workplace Personal Assistant when they graduate. We are seeking to recruit 3 advisors , who are current students or recent graduates of Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Sheffield , to help us develop the training. You will receive a one off £150 payment when the work is complete. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th February.

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  • Free Training for Personal Assistants : Emergency First Aid at Work

    Free Training for Personal Assistants : Emergency First Aid at Work

    Places are still available on our Emergency First Aid at Work course on 11 February from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Moorfoot Learning Centre.This qualification will enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.You must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and the recovery position.

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  • Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    Advocacy and Information Celebration and Video

    We hope that you enjoyed our Celebration Event on Thursday 6th December marking 10 years of our advocacy and information service, as much as we did. Thank you to our sponsors who made the celebration possible – Switalskis solicitors, our local Sainsbury’s on Division Street and Virgin for the use of their fantastic lounge. A special thank you to our trustee Christine Griffiths from Switalskis solicitors for her support and assistance at the event and our volunteer, Andrew Smith who has produced a great video we launched on the night to mark the occasion.

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  • Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Crowdfunding Campaign launched for Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Project Chainge, a new initiative from cycling podcast The HKT Podcast, aims to raise £2,000 to buy specially adapted bikes to support children and adults with various difficulties and disabilities for Sheffield Cycling 4 All and the Mental Health Cycling Project.

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  • #IWILLNOTBEDELETED : Disability Sheffield's Tess Daly stars in Rimmel campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying

    #IWILLNOTBEDELETED : Disability Sheffield's Tess Daly stars in Rimmel campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying

    Tess Daly, Disability Sheffield’s Individual Employer Project Co-ordinator, appears alongside Rita Ora and Cara Delevine in an emotive film made by cosmetics giant “Rimmel London”, detailing authentic stories of being on the receiving end of beauty cyber-bullying.Last year, 115 million images were deleted from social media because of beauty cyberbullying. The #IWILLNOTBEDELETED campaign,aims to take a stand against this trend.

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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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Andrew Crooks

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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