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  • Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Guide Dogs has issued a reminder has issued a reminder about the right to ride with your guide dog in taxis after a blind BBC journalist won a discrimination case recently.The Equality Act 2010 states that taxi and minicab drivers must carry assistance dogs unless they have genuine health reasons not to do so and have a certificate of proof.

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  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

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  • Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young carers in Sheffield have set up a petition calling for free bus passes for young carers so they can undertake their caring responsibilities more easily, carry on with their education, training or employment, and have the chance to have a social life.The petition will be presented to the full council meeting on Wednesday February 6th.

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  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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  • Just Different in Verse

    Just Different in Verse

    Disabled people’s employment charity JustDifferent has published a poem describing the everyday experiences of one of their staff.The charity employs a team of workshop presenters who create and deliver workshops on a variety of disability and difference topics to school and businesses.

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  • Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    Disability Confident Information and Networking Event

    The Department for Work and Pensions is hosting an event on Friday 8th February (09:30 – 12:30) at Burton St Foundation to encourage local employers to become more Disability Confident and make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

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  • South Yorkshire Flyerz Hockey Sessions

    South Yorkshire Flyerz Hockey Sessions

    The number of disabled people who take part in sport has grown significantly and England Hockey are committed to providing hockey playing opportunities with an emphasis on inclusion and participation. Check out the dates for Flyerz Hockey sessions in Sheffield in February and March.

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  • Could you be a Host for England Netball?

    Could you be a Host for England Netball?

    England Netball are looking to expand their sessions for Walking Netball across the country and want to train up more people to deliver these sessions in South Yorkshire.The next training session for ‘hosts’ is on 24th February from 10am-4pm at the XP academy in Doncaster .

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  • Regional Stakeholder Network seeks Members and Chairs

    Regional Stakeholder Network seeks Members and Chairs

    The Office for Disability Issues are looking for Chairpersons and Members for 9 regional groups across England.The Regional Stakeholder Network will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government. Applications should be completed by 29th March 2019.

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  • MPs Back Model's Campaign Against Online Abuse

    MPs Back Model's Campaign Against Online Abuse

    Model Katie Price’s campaign to make online abuse towards disabled people a criminal offence has won the backing of MPs after more than 220,000 people signed her petition. Following an inquiry the Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee said “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.”

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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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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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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

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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