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  • Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

    Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support

    The findings of a workshop held last November looking at Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support in Sheffield have just been published. Bringing together work from SACMHA, Health Watch Sheffield, Speak Up, Think Local Act Personal and Disability Sheffield, the report highlights the specific experiences and recommendations from each group as well as views and concerns shared by them all.

  • Disability Union Launches Skills Academy

    Disability Union Launches Skills Academy

    The Disability Union, which describes itself as ‘the first union by and for disabled people and carers,’ has launched a pilot Skills Academy. It will enable Union members to access over 700 courses ranging from employability skills to new vocational accredited qualifications.

  • Disability Equality Training from the Experts!

    Disability Equality Training from the Experts!

    Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices Learning Disability group offer a range of affordable training designed and delivered by people with a lived experience of disability. This is what makes our training unique and interesting. Our training can be bespoke to meet the needs of your team and can take place either online or face to face.

  • Free PPE to Collect

    Free PPE to Collect

    Anyone providing unpaid care and support to an adult with a disability or long term impairment, including a learning disability and/or autistim, living in a different household, can now obtain free PPE from one of the seven main family centres in the city. The packs contain: face masks, shields, aprons and gloves.This provision is in line with updated government guidance which includes information on washing hands, use of PPE, and respiratory hygiene.

  • Disability Becomes Unionised!

    Disability Becomes Unionised!

    What is claimed to be the first union set up in the United Kingdom ‘by and for disabled people’ has launched a recruitment campaign. The Disability Union was set up at the end of last year by George Baker and Joel Jordan who share an urge to increase inclusion by getting people to work together and support each other.

  • UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    To celebrate UK Disability History Month this year, the DIY Theatre Company has launched “Following Patient 36” , a performance piece exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities in Salford and Greater Manchester. UK Disability History Month is taking place from 18th November until Friday 18th December 2020.

  • Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    The UK Parliament’s Work And Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry aiming to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and look at how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market. They want to hear from disabled people about your experiences.You can submit evidence until Friday 18 December 2020.

  • What It's Like Being Disabled In Britain Today?

    What It's Like Being Disabled In Britain Today?

    As the year closes the Office for National Statistics has released a series of statistics called ‘Being Disabled In 2019’. There are seven subsets of data covering disabled people’s experiences of: Wellbeing, Employment, Loneliness, Education, Social Participation, Housing and Crime that Disability Rights UK have designed into a series of graphs.

  • General Election : Register to Vote by 26 November Deadline

    General Election : Register to Vote by 26 November Deadline

    A General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019 and it is very important that the voices of disabled people are heard.If you have received a poll card at your address, then you are currently registered and can vote in the upcoming election stated on the poll card but if not you need to make sure you are registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 26th November.

  • The Disability Hub - Is Basic Income the Alternative to Government Welfare Reforms?

    For more than 8 years disabled people in the UK have been hit by cuts in vital services, cuts in income and changes to the benefit system which are cruel and harmful. The Disability Hub asks, Is there is at least one alternative to these ideas: Basic Income Plus? This strongly fits within the 2018 DoDP Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Come and join Disability Sheffield, UBI Lab Sheffield and Dr Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform at the Disability Hub on 3rd December – the International Day of Disabled People – to find out more.

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