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  • Scope for Winning Equality Awards

    Scope for Winning Equality Awards

    Do you know an organisation or individual that’s working hard to achieve disability equality? Then you may be interested in entering them for an award to recognise their good work. You can nominate people and organisations. Disability charity Scope is running the awards with several categories including ones for influencers, journalists, role models, campaigns and accessible products. Nominations for the 2024 awards will close on 6 October 2023.

  • Housing Ombudsman Calls for Evidence

    Housing Ombudsman Calls for Evidence

    The Housing Ombudsman is urging the social housing sector to get to grips with social injustices as many of their cases show a failure to fulfil obligations around human rights, including the Equality Act or to adhere to vulnerable persons policy. You can give your views in their survey calling for evidence which closes on 3 August 2023.

  • Equality and Discrimination Issues

    Equality and Discrimination Issues

    The Equality Advisory Support Service, which advises on equality, human rights and discrimination,has released its latest engagement newsletter. This edition highlights new school arrangements and a rise in complaints from individuals diagnosed with cancer about the poor response for their employers.

  • Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Local authorities across England need to ensure disabled people are at the heart of how their services operate says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. His latest report shares the learning from his investigations to help councils, and other local services meet their legal duties to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to access their services, whatever their needs.

  • Paralympics Is Launch Pad For Equality Campaign

    Paralympics Is Launch Pad For Equality Campaign

    With the Paralympics well under way in Tokyo , campaigners are using the event to show the extent of disability on a worldwide basis. The #WeThe15 campaign has been described as sport’s biggest ever human rights movement aiming to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities – 15% of the global population.You can also take part in a ‘Wave of Support’ for our Paralympians.

  • Racial Equality Hearing Dates

    Racial Equality  Hearing Dates

    The Race Equality Commission was set up in 2020 to provide a non-partisan strategic assessment of the nature, extent, causes and impacts of racism and race inequality in the City .The Commission’s programme of hearings starts again this month with events live streamed and available online for all to watch for free including the Health Hearing Day on 13 May.

  • Sheffield REC Public Meeting

    Sheffield REC Public Meeting

    Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will hold its first public hearing on Tuesday 8 December from 10am to 4.30pm to examine evidence of racial inequalities within health and healthcare in Sheffield.The hearings will be thematic with the first focusing on ‘Health’. The Commission will hear from speakers from across the healthcare industry on their experiences of racial inequalities in the sector and what they’re doing to tackle the issue. The meeting will take place online and members of the public are invited to watch via Zoom.

  • What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What has Covid-19 stopped you from doing that you would have done before? A call for disabled people’s experiences has been made by the People’s History Museum which is working on a film project about disabled people’s experiences and the virus’s impact on independent living. It would like to share your thoughts and experiences their representatives would like to either interview you or watch you on a home-made video clip. The deadline for submission is 5pm, 12 November, 2020.

  • Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

    Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

    Sheffield’s new Race Equality Commission is calling for submissions of evidence to support its inquiry into race inequality in Sheffield and looking for volunteers to join its group of commissioners to contribute expertise throughout the inquiry. We are keen that the voices of disabled people experiencing race inequality are heard so please submit your experiences to the Commission by the deadline of 18 September 2020.

  • Open Letter To NHS On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Open Letter To NHS  On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Nearly 2,000 people have signed an open letter to NHS England, stating the need for the rights of disabled people to be upheld during the Coronavirus crisis. The letter reminds those in authority how the NHS is built on the principle that we are each equal in dignity and how it has a commitment to protect rights to life and to health, no matter who we are.

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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
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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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Andrew Crooks

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.
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