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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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  • Join our Healthy Lifestyle Group

    Join our Healthy Lifestyle Group

    Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle but aren’t sure how to get started and keep up the good work once you have managed to get going? Disability Sheffield is here to help you by offering a new online, peer-led group for disabled people who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. The group is open to all disabled people, including people with learning disabilities and autism and takes place every Friday at 10am for one hour on Zoom. The last session is on Friday 13 November and we hope to offer another course in the New Year.

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  • Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

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  • Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

    Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

    The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Disability Sheffield is the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.

    Closing date for applications is 5th October 2020.

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  • Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

    Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

    At Disability Sheffield we appreciate actions speak louder than words. It is not enough for us to say we support the Black Lives Matter movement, instead we must demonstrate our commitment to making sure we are not part of the problem. We have started out on this journey by setting up a focus group to identify any racism in our organisation so this can be correctly addressed.

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