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  • Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Do you fancy cycling but think you would find two wheels a bit precarious? Trikes are available from Sheffield Cycling 4 All for a loan of up to three months and the first people to take advantage of the scheme have given their verdicts. SC4A is also campaigning for better infrastructure to make cycling more accessible and asking anyone who borrows a trike to take photos of inaccessible spots, which will then be forwarded to Sheffield City Council.

  • PIP Assessments Recording Victory For Campaign

    PIP Assessments Recording Victory For Campaign

    Personal Independence Payment assessments taking place over the phone are now to be recorded following the ‘On the Record’ campaign spearheaded by DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts and supported by Disability Sheffield. There had been much controversy over these assessments with claims of dishonesty and many people’s benefits being cut or removed altogether.

  • Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

    Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

  • We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England. ‘We Are Undefeatable’ recognises the unique barriers that people living with health conditions face and shows the emotional stories of men and women living with a variety of conditions getting active in ways that work for them.

  • Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is launching an investigation into why some doctors are refusing to help their patients by writing letters to support their disability benefits claims. If your doctor has refused to write a letter stating that you need a home visit for a benefit assessment or has refused to issue you with a Fit Note, DPAC would like to hear from you.

  • Who Says?

    Who Says?

    For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible, including in sport. A new exciting campaign from “Activity Alliance” is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says? Post your own experiences using #WhoSays?

  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

  • Are We Disturbing You Facebook?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is looking for examples of people being blocked from social media site Facebook because of their disability, following a row over pictures of a wheelchair-using model being banned and a telephone conversation in which an employee suggested that pictures of disabled people are ‘disturbing’.

  • How's Your Body Image?

    Having a poor body image is a problem for many disabled people – but a new campaign aims to help us accentuate the positive. Trailblazers has been launched following the Government’s body confidence report, which said: “Poor body image is not just a problem for individuals. It is an equalities issue, limiting the opportunities and rewards on offer to some sections of society.”

  • 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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