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  • Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    We all know it’s been a difficult year and we hope that you and yours keep well and safe over the festive period leading to hopefully a brighter outlook in 2021! Please note that our office will close from 12 noon Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021 but phone messages will be responded to for emergency PPE requests.

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  • Staying Inn at Christmas

    Staying Inn at Christmas

    You don’t need to be lonely this Christmas, even if you happen to be spending it alone. Instead why not have some fun in a virtual pub which aims to be accessible to everyone? The Staying Inn was set up to keep people in self-isolation connected during Covid-19 and will be holding several events over the festive season.

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  • Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Everyone loves a surprise in their Christmas stocking. Thanks to the crotchet and felting skills and kind efforts of our staff and volunteers we’ve been enclosing a little surprise Christmas tree decoration into our PPE deliveries. Your responses were very heartwarming to hear back, thank you. We’d also like to say thank you to our volunteer PPE delivery drivers who have made over 800 deliveries. Without their hard work hundreds of disabled people in Sheffield would be without PPE, and consequently without the vital care and support their PAs and carers provide. Thank you!

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  • Planning a Safe Christmas

    Planning a Safe Christmas

    Sheffield City Council has issued advice on staying safe this Christmas. This takes the form of a video in which Greg Fell, Director of Public Health in the city, goes through ten helpful principals for you to carefully consider whilst planning your Christmas arrangements.The government’s revised message is that a smaller Christmas is a safer Christmas, and a shorter Christmas is a safer Christmas.

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  • Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Our Christmas Party on 20 December at Crookes Social Club was a fantastic evening and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who came along . We raised just under £400 but more importantly nearly 70 people attended including quite a lot of people who would not normally go to live music events but felt that our event was accessible for them.Special thanks to Morris from Crookes Social Club who is a star and so generous offering us the venue for free; to Pitball Panda and Yo Dymo for offering their time and fab music for free and not forgetting our favourite DJs Tom and Mark, thank you both for helping to make the party so memorable.

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  • Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.”

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  • Groups Team Up For Ambitious Christmas Event

    Specialist keyworkers for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Sheffield have teamed up to host a Christmas event aimed at helping individuals find their vocation. Big Ambitions and Mencap will be co-hosting the event on Thursday 13th December between 12pm-2pm at the Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS.

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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Our very own Sheffield Voices learning disability group has launched a new fundraising Christmas card ( see picture ) featuring a festive drawing by members of the group with the message: ‘A time for happiness, time for friendship, a time for loved ones. Happy Christmas for all.” Very festive !

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  • Looking for Christmas Cards?

    Look no further ! Sheffield Voices learning disability group has launched a new fundraising Christmas card ( see picture ) featuring a festive drawing by members of the group with the message: ‘A time for happiness, time for friendship, a time for loved ones. Happy Christmas for all.” Very festive!

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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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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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