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  • That Works for Me

    That Works for Me

    This project is geared at supporting people who have been out of the labour market for an extended period of time due to caring responsibilities. Advisors support individuals on a one-to-one basis offering advice and guidance to enable you to make well informed and realistic decisions ahout your future and help to find flexible jobs, supportive employers and courses to empower you.

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  • Putting Learning Disabled People In The Picture

    Putting  Learning Disabled People In The Picture

    Inclusion North, which has its headquarters in Leeds, has teamed up with Photographer Rachael Munro-Fawcett. They are inviting people with a profound and multiple learning disability and their families or paid carers to be part of their photography project and exhibition entitled ‘Involving Everyone’. If you’re interesetd please get in touch by 30th May.

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  • Under The Stars and On Stage

    Under The Stars and On Stage

    Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

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  • BFI Film Academy Applications 2022 Now Open

    BFI Film Academy Applications 2022 Now Open

    Are you in your late teens and interested in film? Well you could be on course for success by applying to take part in a learning programme based at the Showroom in Sheffield.The British Film Institute is recruiting for their specialist Programming Residential aimed at 16–19-year-old film fans across the UK. The deadline for applications is 11th July 2022.

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  • A Cuppa and Support for Carers

    A Cuppa and Support for Carers

    Like to meet other carers, share experiences and have a break? Sheffield Carers Centre has a new webpage providing details of their Carers Cafės and Support Groups. The in-person Carers Cafė takes place at 10am on the 2nd Friday of each month at the United Reformed Church in the city centre (and Zoom events are held on all the other Fridays.Carer support groups’ meet at various locations around the city.

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  • Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    In the UK alone, there are over 10 million people living with some form of hearing loss. . One of the reasons to particularly celebrate Deaf Awareness Week ( 2-8 May ) this year is that British Sign Language has now been declared a language in its own right in England, Scotland and Wales due to new legislation, the BSL Act , which was passed last week and is supported by a package of measures.

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  • Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    The Department for Work and Pensions is reviewing many Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims lodged by D/deaf people since August 2020.The review will take account of an Upper Tribunal judgement which increased the numbers of D/deaf people obtaining the benefit. Applicants do not need to provide any further evidence or attend an assessment and awards will be backdated.

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  • Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    The horrifying impact of the Covid pandemic on Disabled people risks being ‘airbrushed out of history’, Disability Rights UK and its partners have warned ahead of the looming public inquiry. The warning comes in a formal response to the inquiry’s draft terms of reference drafted by law firm Bhatt Murphy Solicitors on behalf of DRUK and a number of disabled people’s organisations.

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  • Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    New research by Leonard Cheshire paints a bleak picture of disabled people struggling to pay for essentials and concludes that disabled people must be prioritised for financial support.The charity wants the government to increase benefits in line with inflation, reverse proposed changes to the Warm Home Discount and provide better access to social care.

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  • It's Debatable at the Festival

    It's Debatable at the Festival

    The largest annual politics festival in the UK – the Festival of Debate – takes place every Spring across South Yorkshire and has started this week, offering a host of debatable views by many guest speakers on different subjects. It aims to increase public engagement with politics and encourage active citizenship.

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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

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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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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