Disability Sheffield
Zoom: A A A A Current Page  »  About  /  Blog/Latest News  /  Archive

Blog Archive

  • Online Book Launches For Disability Activists' Work

    Online Book Launches For Disability Activists' Work

    Two of Britain’s best-known disability campaigners have very recently published this month detailing their views and experiences – and are hosting online launch events during the lockdown. Ellen Clifford and Bob Williams-Findlay are both veteran rights advocates who have fought many battles over the years.

  • Pride in Sheffield

    There is a new Pride committee elected by the community to deliver Pride in 2019 for the community in Sheffield. The Pride committee is setting up an ‘action group’ that will look at making Pride the most accessible and inclusive yet. To this end they are recruiting disabled people from the LGBT + community to be part of the action group.

  • Sheffield Pub has perfect attitude to disability

    If you want to know where to go on Saturday to watch the England game, thumbs up to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown. Their staff were dismayed that a parent thought he had to ask if his disabled son would be welcome inside, because of their experience of people’s negative attitudes and comments.

  • More than £1 million for 10 new research projects led by disabled people

    Ten new projects across the UK have received between £40,000 and £150,000 of National Lottery funding each, to explore how disabled people can live as full citizens in our society and what changes and support will make that happen in practice. One project led by ALLFIE, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, is investigating a particular measure that exists in English law to test its effectiveness as a driver of inclusive education for disabled pupils and students. ‘Accessibility Plans’ are a measure of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Cabinet Reshuffle Action Call

    “If the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions really wants to make a difference to disabled people’s lives, she’ll have to do more than promote the ‘Disability Confident’ initiative and encourage employers to be more disability friendly,” says Sue Bott from Disability Rights UK.“She has a very full in-tray when it comes to disabled people.”

  • UNITE Magazine - Claim Your First Free Copy

    UNITE is a new magazine highlighting the issues of inequality that unfortunately still exist in our society, challenge the problems and ask for answers. Its aim is to give disabled people a platform to have their voices heard.

  • United Nations calls for Action on Rights for Disabled People in UK

    A UN committee has told the UK government to produce an annual progress report on how it is implementing the recommendations of a damning inquiry that found it guilty of “grave and systematic violations” of key parts of the disability convention.

  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability Launches their 'Ahead of the Arc' Report

    An investigation by MPs and peers from six political parties offers Government a plan to support a million disabled people into work.

  • UN: 'Grave' Disability Rights Violations Under UK Reforms

    UK welfare reforms have led to “grave and systematic violations” of disabled people’s rights, a UN inquiry has found.

  • The Paralympics: A Celebration of Achievement or an Impossible Goal for Most?

    CEO of Disability Rights UK Liz Sayce discusses the mixed responses of disabled people to the Paralympics and explains why we should celebrate the games.

Page 1 of 2 Next

Blog Archive

Articles by Category

Articles by Tag

Articles by Date

* indicates required

Sign up to our latest news on local and national disability related issues and events

Recent Feedback    (We'd love to receive your feedback, please click here to add some)

Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
The service received was rated as:  

feedback training

Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
The service received was rated as:  


A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
The service received was rated as:  

training feedback

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 :)
The service received was rated as:  

Andrew Crooks