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  • Jamie In Volunteer Of The Year Nomination

    Congratulations to Jamie Preece, a volunteer at our Sheffield Cycling 4 All project. Jamie has been nominated as one of Britain’s best volunteers – and will soon be attending a prestigious event in the House Of Commons to find out if he is a prizewinner.He is one of the entrants for the NHS Parliamentary Awards, an annual event designed to recognise the best of the National Health Service and those who go above and beyond the call of duty to help people.

  • Age Is No Barrier to Helping The Community

    Do you know an older person who makes an amazing contribution to their community in Sheffield? Or a younger person, group or business that makes Sheffield a great place for older people to live in? If so, why don’t you nominate them for the first ever annual Age Friendly Sheffield Awards. Nominations close on July 15th.

  • Dutch City Wins International Accessibility Award

    The Dutch city of Breda has won a prestigious award for its efforts to improve accessibility for disabled people.The Access City Award, which in 2017 was won by Chester in England, is awarded by the European Commmission at the European Day Of Persons With Disabilities. Read how Breda has attempted to improve access and provides a lesson and a model for Sheffield and other British cities to aspire to.

  • Nominations Needed For National Diversity Awards

    The National Diversity Awards is back and looking for nominations for a prestigious event to be held later this year.Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

  • Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    60 extraordinary people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make society better for everyone are being celebrated in Dimensions’ annual leaders list.

  • Let's Make Some Noise : VAS Awards Ceremony

    Voluntary Action Sheffield is hailing the city’s ‘quiet heroes’ at an awards ceremony next month – and you are welcome to attend. The annual celebration honours the individuals and organisations working to make a difference to the lives of people and communities in the area.The ceremony takes place from 7-11pm on Thursday November 22nd at the Octagon Centre.

  • Could you be a Panel Member for the Dignity Awards?

    The Dignity Awards panel are looking to recruit new members and expand the awards into other statutory organisations. Panel members are experts by experience and their role is to shape and co-produce the Dignity Awards process and screen nominations with the Council’s Practice Development Team.

  • VAS ' Make a Difference' Awards

    Make some noise for the quiet community heroes of Sheffield by making your nominations for Voluntary Action Sheffield’s ‘Make a Difference Awards.‘All nominations must be in by 5pm on Friday September 28th

  • Sheffield Mutual 'Charity Award 2018' Voting Now Open

    This year’s nominations have now been shortlisted by staff and committee members and the final ten have been chosen if you wish to vote for a local charity to win an award of up to £5000. The shortlist includes the Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care. Voting closes on 31st July.

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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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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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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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