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  • Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    Transport For All - Are We There Yet?

    This report presents highlights of the findings from research carried out by Transport for All during 2022 and 2023. It presents disabled people’s experiences of transport in England, the barriers we face and priorities for change. The transport industry must listen and act to deliver transport justice for disabled people.

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  • The Amazing Impact of Inclusive Cycling

    The Amazing Impact of Inclusive Cycling

    Our inclusive cycling project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All, launched their first ever public impact report at their recent 15th birthday party. It describes their achievements providing statistics and personal stories showing how the project promotes wellbeing and supports a healthier lifestyle. Their new Autumn/Winter timetable starts on 30th October with sessions from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

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  • Disabled People's Reliance On Food Banks

    Disabled People's Reliance On Food Banks

    More than half of households experiencing food insecurity, and three quarters of people referred to food banks say that they or a member of their household are disabled, according to new research from The Trussell Trust in their report,‘Hunger In The UK’. The Trust says that the most significant cause driving the need for food banks is the design and delivery of the social security system.

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  • 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 26th May from 10am-2pm including lunch (provided).This month we are doing a session around the Cost of living and how it is impacting the learning disability community, as well as talking about the Learning Disability Strategy for Sheffield.

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  • Barriers Over Online Access To GP Practices

    Barriers Over Online Access To GP Practices

    Some patients in Sheffield are facing ‘significant barriers’ to accessing GP practices online, a new report has said.The report is the work of Healthwatch Sheffield, who set up a GP website health check, which analysed 74 GP practice websites, finding a widely varying picture across the city.

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  • Autism Post Diagnosis Research Report

    Autism Post Diagnosis Research Report

    Researchers at Sheffield University have been finding out what support the autistic community wants after getting an autism diagnosis.Their report recommends that emotional and psychological support, person-centred support, practical support, support to understand autism, support with relationships and accessible support delivery are key priorities.

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  • Disability Hate Crime on the Increase

    Disability Hate Crime on the Increase

    Now Then magazine has published an article following their Freedom of Information request to South Yorkshire Police showing that disability hate crime figures rose to 441 in 2021, a 77% increase since 2018.Campaigners claim that this figure may still be lower than the actual incidence due to disabled people reluctance to report incicents and encourage disabled people to report hate crime if thay have been victimised.

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  • Report Aims for a New Partnership

    Report Aims for a New Partnership

    Disabled people’s voices need to be valued and prioritised in the planning and delivery of health and care services. This report sets out the findings of research carried out by The King’s Fund and Disability Rights UK into how disabled people are currently involved in health and care system design, and what ‘good’ might look like in a new partnership.

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  • 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.

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  • Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    Rising Costs Crisis for Disabled People

    New research by Leonard Cheshire paints a bleak picture of disabled people struggling to pay for essentials and concludes that disabled people must be prioritised for financial support.The charity wants the government to increase benefits in line with inflation, reverse proposed changes to the Warm Home Discount and provide better access to social care.

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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

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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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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