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  • Importance of Taxis and Public Transport

    Importance of Taxis and Public Transport

    Sheffield Safe Places has produced a new video highlighting the importance of taxis and public transport for breaking social isolation and how loneliness can have a severe effect on people’s health.Loneliness can be a bigger killer than a lifetime of smoking and is likely to increase your chance of death by 26%.

  • Taxi Consultation - Share your Views

    Taxi Consultation - Share your Views

    After extensive work at pace on local taxi policy consultations at Disability Sheffield there is now a national taxi guidance consultation. We know a lot of the issues many disabled people have to book or get the assistance they need whether for taxis or private hire services are not unique to this city. Contributing to this consultation on national guidance by 20 June should help to ensure improvements can be made for us and more widely.

  • Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Guide Dogs has issued a reminder has issued a reminder about the right to ride with your guide dog in taxis after a blind BBC journalist won a discrimination case recently.The Equality Act 2010 states that taxi and minicab drivers must carry assistance dogs unless they have genuine health reasons not to do so and have a certificate of proof.

  • Law Change on Equal Treatment for Disabled Taxi Users

    From 6 April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra.

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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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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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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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