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  • D/deaf Participants Needed for Research Video

    D/deaf Participants Needed for Research Video

    Sheffield University’s Faculty of Social Sciences are working with academics from the School of Education to create a video for a research project into how captions in films and TV could be changed to improve Deaf audiences’ viewing. They are looking for two people who identify as D/deaf and use BSL as their first language to appear in the video and you will be paid for your time.

  • Contacting Service Providers Proves 'Daunting'

    Contacting Service Providers Proves 'Daunting'

    New research by Disability Rights UK reveals that almost three quarters of disabled people delay contacting essential service providers because they feel daunted by the process. This means they are missing out on much-needed support and important information. Could ‘Support Hub’ be the solution?

  • Scrutinize the Housing and Neighbourhood Service

    Scrutinize the Housing and Neighbourhood Service

    Would you like to be part of a Scrutiny Panel or become a Mystery Shopper for Sheffield City Council?. By being involved as a volunteer you can help to measure the quality of their Housing and Neighbourhood Service and give your own feedback on the service you’ve received as a tenant.

  • Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Are you a direct payments user? Do you have personal assistants (PAs)? And do you want to improve the service for yourself and for others? If so you could offer invaluable advice to Sheffield City Council in various ways to help shape a creative and flexible mix (or market) of care and support options in the city.

  • First Past the Post Wins for Sheffield Voices

    First Past the Post Wins for Sheffield Voices

    It’s Absurde !! Our self advocacy group for adults with a learning disability and autistic adults, Sheffield Voices, is all a flutter after scooping £20,000 in the Ebor Festival Community sweepstake at York Races last weekend, which rewards charitable and community organisations across Yorkshire and acknowledges their hard work within the community.

  • National Survey of Care Workers

    National Survey of Care Workers

    People working across adult social care are being encouraged to complete a new national Government survey which aims, for the first time, to capture the experiences of those working in adult social care, to support improvements over time. The survey is open to people working in any care-related role across all settings in adult social care, including personal assistants and employees in local authority adult social care departments.

  • We Speak, You Listen

    We Speak, You Listen

    Disability Sheffield’s learning disability and Autism group, Sheffield Voices, is holding their next ‘We Speak You Listen’ event at Hillsborough Arena on 18th August from 10am-12noon including tea and coffee. This month we will be talking about what self advocacy is and what people want for overnight breaks.

  • A Big Thank You from Sheffield Voices

    A Big Thank You from Sheffield Voices

    Sheffield Voices self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities and autism would like to thank everyone who came to, shared, and told their friends and work colleagues about their Big Voice event on 27 June at the Town Hall. They were thrilled to have over 100 people attend. Check out pictures from the day and get a copy of their latest newsletter to see what’s happening.

  • Volunteers’ Week : Celebrate and Inspire

    Volunteers’ Week : Celebrate and Inspire

    2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when we join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the often unseen contribution volunteers make to the work of their host organisations and society as a whole. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ and we want to take the time during Volunteers’ Week to say a big thank you to our volunteers and celebrate your efforts and all you contribute to Disability Sheffield.

  • Engagement Network Launch

    Engagement Network Launch

    Our voices are often passed over by people in charge. Disability Sheffield wants this to change – we’re launching a new engagement network on Wednesday 7 June to take disabled people’s voices directly to decision makers. Join us at the Showroom Workstation at whichever session is best for you to have your say on Sheffield City Council’s new personalisation and direct payments strategy.

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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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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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