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  • Framework Provider Marketplace Event

    Framework Provider Marketplace Event

    Come and meet the new Adults with Disabilities Framework providers at Sheffield City Council’s Provider Market Place event on Monday 10th July from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Reception Rooms A & B at the Town Hall. The event is a drop in so why not pop along to have a chat and a coffee and see what providers on the new Framework have to offer.

  • Now is the Time

    Now is the Time

    In anticipation of the publication of the government’s Strategy for Disabled People, the Centre for Social Justice Disability Commission has published their ‘Now is the Time’ report, which sets out ambitious and transformative recommendations across employment, education, housing, transport and access to goods and services to support the ability of disabled people to live independently.

  • ENIL Webinar on Independent Living Summary

    ENIL Webinar on Independent Living Summary

    The European Network On Independent Living, a cross – disability rights civil society organization covering the continent – has hosted a seminar working towards ensuring that all disabled people can live independently. Among the speakers were activists and advocates of the social model of disability, the deinstitutionalisation movement, and the disability movement. Representing the UK was Simone Aspis who reflected on the 12 pillars of independent living and segregation in educational settings in the UK.

  • Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown, which will be taking place from 3-6pm on Saturday July 11th. Jon McClure from locally-based chart band Reverend And The Makers” is one of those involved in the World Independent Living Day (WILD) as is new act Rita Resistance (pictured). WILD describes itself as “a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation to an inclusive society with Independent Living being a central part of that vision.”

  • Be Seen On Screen Supporting Independent Living

    Be Seen On Screen Supporting Independent Living

    Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance is coordinating the ‘Independent Living Film Project’ and is calling for disabled people to make a short video to tell everyone how important the concept of living independently is to you. Your videos will help to raise awareness about independent living and what it means in order to prepare the ground for an Independent Living Bill.

  • Pavement Parking Inquiry

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub together with the Access Liaison Group have put together a response to the Transport Committee Pavement Parking Inquiry highlighting pavement parking as a seriously dangerous issue for wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments, blind people and people with sensory impairments or any pavement user forced to leave the pavement and use the public highway, which poses obvious risks.

  • Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    This month we see a little more movement on the government’s promised green paper on social care. It has taken from as far back as March 2017, when the Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care. Here we provide an update and link on the ‘forthcoming’ Green Paper on social care for adults, which we understand will now be published at “the earliest opportunity”.

  • Can Technology Meet Your Social Care Needs?

    A group at researchers at Loughborough University wants to find out if recent advances in technology can be used to help more with people’s social care needs and enable independent living They are looking for disabled technology users to collaborate on starting a research project which will examine this.

  • European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

    There’s more to Europe than Brexit! The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a Europe-wide network offering a forum for all disabled people, independent living organisations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of independent living.

  • Alice's Blog from Strasbourg

    In this guest blog Alice, one of Disability Sheffield’s Advocacy Workers, shares her experience of a recent training course that she attended in Strasbourg France, entitled ‘Active citizenship and political participation of young disabled people as a pathway towards Independent Living’.

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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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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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