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  • Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

    Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

    Have you tried to book a taxi lately? After our appearance on Look North on 13 April we are keen to respond to Sheffield City Council’s consultation on its draft Private Hire Operator and Vehicle Licence Policy. So we are looking to hear from you before 6 May about your recent stories – your experiences, both good and bad – of using taxis in Sheffield if you would like to share your views with us to include as evidence in our consultation response.

  • Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Our new ‘Healthy Living’ coproduction project aims to make Sheffield community based physical activity, exercise and health groups more accessible to people who are autistic, have a learning disability or live with severe mental ill health. As part of our research we are holding a focus group for carers ( including lunch ) on Tues 24th May 2022 from 10am to 12noon.

  • Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Our Sheffied Voices self-advocacy drama group has developed a play ‘Welcome to Sunny Smiles Care Home’ about the best ( or possibly the Worst ! ) care home around…. which we are showcasing on 4th May at 5.30pm to 6.30 pm at the Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row Sheffield. If you have a learning disability and want to learns some acting skills we are also looking for new participants for our next adventure starting on 13th May.

  • Our Advocacy Service is Top Quality

    Our Advocacy Service is Top Quality

    We are very proud to announce that Disability Sheffield has been re-awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark from the National Development Team for Inclusion for a period of three years from February 2022 to January 2025. The award is in recognition of our commitment and ability to provide high quality independent advocacy for people who need support to express their needs and have increased choice and control in their lives.

  • Advocacy Worker Vacancy

    Advocacy Worker Vacancy

    Disability Sheffield is looking to recruit an advocacy worker to our team which seeks to provide an accessible high quality advocacy service to disabled people, supporting them to access health and social care services in Sheffield. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 4th April 2022. Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th April 2022.

  • Launch of the UN CRPD Shadow Report

    Launch of the UN CRPD Shadow Report

    UPDATE: Read the key findings and show your support by signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People Shadow Report . This report was put together by Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations led by Inclusion London. The deadline for signatures is 12pm on the 27th of March.

  • Steering to Accessibility

    Steering to Accessibility

    A recent success of the Disability Steering Group set up by Sheffield City Trust and Disability Sheffield has been the development of the SCT website. It’s now much easier to plan a visit and access information about accessible activities and venues at SCT on the new ‘Accessibility’ pages, thanks to the great contribution of members of the Disability Steering Group. Check out the new pages and comment or get involved.

  • Let’s Get Digital

    Let’s Get Digital

    This free event is for people with learning disabilities, support workers and family who want to get connected or need some help understanding the equipment they already have.Come along to The Workstation Sheffield on the 11th March 2022 at 12noon and meet some great people who can help you get up and running with either your own computer or help you to start thinking about getting online.

  • National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

    National Disability Strategy Declared Unlawful

    The High Court has declared that the Government’s National Disability Strategy is unlawful due to inadequate consultation with disabled people.Disability activists Miriam Binder, Jean Eveleigh, Doug Paulley and Vicki Hon brought the case against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Therese Coffey, arguing that she had failed to provide sufficient information on the proposed Strategy to allow for a meaningful response.

  • Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

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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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