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  • Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Everyone loves a surprise in their Christmas stocking. Thanks to the crotchet and felting skills and kind efforts of our staff and volunteers we’ve been enclosing a little surprise Christmas tree decoration into our PPE deliveries. Your responses were very heartwarming to hear back, thank you. We’d also like to say thank you to our volunteer PPE delivery drivers who have made over 800 deliveries. Without their hard work hundreds of disabled people in Sheffield would be without PPE, and consequently without the vital care and support their PAs and carers provide. Thank you!

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  • Sheffield Voices Seen On Video

    Sheffield Voices Seen On Video

    Our learning disability self-advocacy group, Sheffield Voices, has uploaded three videos which they’ve produced as a result of their events celebrating the International Day Of Disabled People earlier this month. The first video looks back in history at how people with learning disabilities were treated, the second is about the seven keys to citizenship and last but not least the third video is a public forum where people were invited to come along to talk about Human Rights and hear about the work done by Sheffield Voices.

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  • International Day of People with Disabilities

    International Day of People with Disabilities

    Thursday 3 December is the International Day of People with Disabilities. The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. At Disability Sheffield we’re celebrating the day with three special events hosted by Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group.

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  • Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

    Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

    Daniel Thistlewaite has a magic way with words – which led to him being crowned one of the winners of the Sheffield Short Story Competition 2020. Daniel, is a member of our learning disability self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices and has been attending the new Magic Pen writing group, a collaboration between Disability Sheffield and the Burton Street Foundation. Congratulations on your win Daniel!

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    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 November until March 2021.

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  • Storage Facilities Appeal by Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Storage Facilities Appeal by Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All, an inclusive cycling project run by Disability Sheffield, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for the relocation of their cycle storage containers in Hillsborough Park, which is undergoing various improvement projects. A relocation to elsewhere in the park will allow expansion of the project. The appeal hopes to raise £5,000 so please donate if you possibly can.

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  • What inequalities are BAME Disabled people facing in Sheffield and how can these be addressed?

    What inequalities are BAME Disabled people facing in Sheffield and how can these be addressed?

    What?
    Disability Sheffield has organised this event to explore the concerns of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

    Who can join?
    Deaf and Disabled people who are from a BAME background. We also welcome people who do not consider themselves to be Disabled but have a substantial long-term impairment or condition (for example people with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Cancer, Depression, Sickle Cell Disease). Members of BAME community groups and organisations who work with Disabled People are also invited to attend.

    When?
    Wednesday 25 November at 6pm until 7.30pm.

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  • What does the Future of Direct Payments in Sheffield look like?

    What does the Future of Direct Payments in Sheffield look like?

    Disability Sheffield is looking for your experiences, views, knowledge and insights about direct payments in Sheffield to help develop good support and ways of working for people using direct payments. We want to gather information in several ways and we are looking for people to share with us a direct payment ‘diary’, attend focus groups, complete a survey and get involved in the project board .

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  • Magic from your Pen

    Magic from your Pen

    Our Magic Pen writing group in partnership with the Burton Street Foundation is a friendly online group for anyone with a learning disability who loves stories and having fun with words. Every week, on Fridays from 11am to 12noon we talk about different topics, have fun together and share our news. In every session, we will write poems and stories together, and there is always time to share your creative writing too. Here’s some fantastic writing from your magic pens so far!

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  • Yoga is 4 All

    Yoga is 4 All

    Have you ever thought about taking up yoga to boost your physical and mental wellbeing? Organised by Sheffield Cycling 4 All and funded by Sport England, our free yoga sessions take place every Tuesday evening between 7-8pm and are specifically designed for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Qualified Yoga teacher Jane Collins knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga practices, so that everyone taking part can experience all the benefits that yoga offers.

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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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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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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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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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