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  • 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.

  • Shaw Trust reveal Britain's 100 most influential disabled people for 2018

    Every year Shaw Trust publish their Power 100 list, a celebration of the 100 most influential and inspirational disabled people in Britain. Shaw Trust’s work with the power 100 list aims to change perceptions of disability, tackle social exclusion and provide role models for the young and talented leaders of tomorrow.The honour of Britain’s most influential disabled person of 2018 goes to TV presenter Alex Brooker (pictured.)

  • Disability History Online Survey

    The history of disabled people is as long as the history of the human race; but is rarely discussed in schools. The Disability History Network have launched an online survey to find out what kind of stories you believe should be taught to secondary school aged children learning about disability history.

  • Celebrating Disability Sport in Sheffield

    This new video showcases the fantastic range of disability sports opportunities available to people of all ages and abilities across Sheffield. Find out how to get involved in Disability Sports Network meetings.

  • Your Second Favourite Disability Blog!

    As part of our continuing campaign to bring you information on blogs that are nearly as interesting as ours, we bring you Curb Free With Cory Lee, which apart from rhyming nicely, shows that travel is still possible for wheelchair users.

  • Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is this coming Wednesday 27 September 2017. The meeting runs this time in the morning from 10.30 am until 1 pm, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, The Circle, Rockingham Lane. It will be an important meeting for the Disability Hub and hopefully you can come and join in with the discussions.

  • Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

    Calls are being made for change as disabled people say they don’t feel they are well represented in either broadcast or printed media. Essentialaids.com have created a colourful, thought-provoking campaign that helps represent disabled people and their mobility products in a fresh, exciting way. The campaign is hopefully helping to get others to rethink how disabled people are portrayed – or sometimes just being plain ignored.

  • Access Event

    Sheffield Theatres’ are holding an Access Event on Tuesday 27 June from 3.30pm until 5.00pm at the Crucible Theatre.

    Sheffield Theatres event for individuals and groups who use Audio Description, Captioning or Sign Language services to get to know the venues at Sheffield Theatres. They will be holding familiarisation tours in the Lyceum and Crucible accompanied by Audio Describers, BSL Interpreters and live captioning.

  • Sheffield Opening Doors for Disabled People and Carers

    Disability Sheffield has teamed up with Sheffield City Council and Nimbus to offer the new “Access Card” for disabled people and a “Carers Card” to anyone caring for someone in Sheffield. As part of the “Accessible Sheffield” project the aim is to make life easier for people. A group of young carers tried out their cards at Quasar.

  • The 2017 Power 100 List of Britain's Most Influential Disabled People

    Each year leading figures from across business, sport, the arts and a range of other professions are featured in Power 100, a list of Britain’s most influential people with a disability or impairment.Who do you think made the list?

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