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  • Disability Network Event Report

    Disability Network Event Report

    Our first Disability Network event at the Israac Centre in May was well attended and extremely successful in bringing together a diverse community of disabled people and partner organisations sharing their views about barriers. All their contributions have been put into an Easy Read Report. We’re holding more events in June and July. Come along to connect, chat + change!

  • We're Hiring a Network Coordinator

    We're Hiring a Network Coordinator

    We are looking to recruit a Network Coordinator to establish, grow and help coordinate a diverse, vibrant and user-led pan-disability network of disabled people across Sheffield, advocating for social change. The closing date is 9:00 am on the 5th June 2023

  • New Sheffield PA Register Co-Production Events

    New Sheffield PA Register Co-Production Events

    We’re building a new PA-Register for Sheffield, and we want your help! We’re holding our first co-production events this month to get the views of Individual Employers and Personal Assistants on how we can make the new PA Register work for you. Whether you’ve used the PA Register before or not, we want to hear from you!

  • Disability Cost of Living Payment

    Disability Cost of Living Payment

    The government has announced that from 20th September, 6 million people who are paid certain disability benefits will receive an automatic one-off cost of living £150 payment. GOV.UK also has a new page about the various schemes to help with household costs.

  • 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.

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