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  • New Hubs Mobility Advice Service

    New Hubs Mobility Advice Service

    Supported by the Department for Transport, HMAS is a free information and guidance service on the best accessible travel options for disabled people and individuals who may be considering retiring from driving. It is provided online through a national website and at 15 Driving Mobility centres with dedicated HMAS experts who will assist with inclusive transport queries.

  • Accessible Information Standard Review

    Accessible Information Standard Review

    Disability Rights UK is among a group of disability and accessibility organisations who have written a letter to NHS England to express disappointment at the lack of progress in reviewing the legally-binding Accessible Information Standard, saying people’s health and wellbeing have been put at direct risk from not receiving information in a way they can understand.

  • Get Involved in Community Information

    Get Involved in Community Information

    You may have noticed that the Sheffield Directory, Sheffield City Council’s community information website, has changed recently and some pages are ‘under construction’. Their information team is looking for local people who can help them to improve the content of the website – whether that’s information that’s missing, details that are wrong or out-of-date, or ideas for ways the website can help people to take part in their community and help each other.

  • Information to Help With the Cost Of Living

    Information to Help With the Cost Of Living

    Times are tough, with disabled people often feeling the impact of the current cost of living crisis more than others. So, as we come across any information produced to help you to ease the cost of living, we’ll be sure to let you know. Here’s the latest, which includes Sheffield City Council’s new ‘Cost of Living Support Document’ and GOV.UK’s new ‘Help For Households’ page with information about the Energy Price Guarantee.

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Ward Information Boards

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Ward Information Boards

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are improving the information they display at the entrances to their wards and would really like your feedback to ensure the information is useful to patients and visitors. If you’d like an opportunity to respond you can give your views in their online survey.

  • Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

  • Coronavirus Information and Support

    Coronavirus Information and Support

    At Disability Sheffield, as everywhere, our focus in the past week has been the impact of the Coronavirus and social isolation and distancing. For us as an organisation, for our staff and volunteers and more importantly for our clients and all disabled people in Sheffield. We are putting plans into place and having discussions with the council in terms of support for people who access social care which we’ll share with you as soon as we can. There’s so much information coming in day by day that we’ve decided to set up a Coronavirus Information and Support webpage where you can access key websites as we hear of them to hopefully find some of the answers you’re looking for.

  • Celebrate with Us

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Disability Sheffield’s Celebration Event at the Virgin Lounge on Thursday 6th December from 4 – 6pm, marking 10 years of our advocacy and information service. Over the years, our service has supported disabled people living in Sheffield by providing information and advocacy support on a range of issues, enabling them to live their own lives.

  • Cancer Information Hub at Moor Markets

    Vital cancer support is now easy to come by for Sheffield shoppers, thanks to a multi-charity information hub at the Moor Markets. The pop up stall is at units 56 and 58 from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday for the next couple of months.

  • Scope’s Online Community

    Scope’s online community is a place where disabled people, parents, carers and professionals can come to share their experiences and discuss all topics relating to disability.

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