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  • 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.

  • Celebrate Carers Week from 5 - 11 June

    Celebrate Carers Week from 5 - 11 June

    During the week Sheffield Carers Centre will be raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities. Have a look at their programme of events including activities, workshops and training and the launch of a video highlighting the benefits of businesses helping carer employees.

  • Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    In the UK alone, there are over 10 million people living with some form of hearing loss. . One of the reasons to particularly celebrate Deaf Awareness Week ( 2-8 May ) this year is that British Sign Language has now been declared a language in its own right in England, Scotland and Wales due to new legislation, the BSL Act , which was passed last week and is supported by a package of measures.

  • Carers Week News from Sheffield Carer's Centre

    Carers Week News from Sheffield Carer's Centre

    There are 65,000 unpaid carers in Sheffield from the age of 5 to 95. Sheffield Carer’s Centre has taken the opportunity during Carers Week this week to say a huge thank you to all carers in Sheffield who provide so much invaluable support in the city, especially in these challenging times for everyone when the care and support provided by carers has been needed more than ever. Their Carer News Carers Week edition highlights their “Do you Care Campaign trying to reach people who do not recognise that they are carer, so that they know how to get support with their caring role.

  • Deaf Awareness Week - 4 - 10th May 2020

    Deaf Awareness Week  -  4 - 10th May 2020

    Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.2020’s theme is acquired deafness.To help you to better support deaf people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including deaf people in whatever you do.

  • Advocacy Awareness Week

    Advocacy Awareness Week

    It’s Advocacy Awareness Week ( 28 Oct – 1 November ) and this year’s theme is demonstrating the impact of advocacy. That’s why we’ve chosen to wait until now to publish our recent annual report for our Advocacy and Information Service. We’re doing our best on social media this week to raise awareness of the importance of advocacy, join in the conversation and celebrate all things advocacy.

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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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