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  • Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    We all know it’s been a difficult year and we hope that you and yours keep well and safe over the festive period leading to hopefully a brighter outlook in 2021! Please note that our office will close from 12 noon Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021 but phone messages will be responded to for emergency PPE requests.

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  • Staying Inn at Christmas

    Staying Inn at Christmas

    You don’t need to be lonely this Christmas, even if you happen to be spending it alone. Instead why not have some fun in a virtual pub which aims to be accessible to everyone? The Staying Inn was set up to keep people in self-isolation connected during Covid-19 and will be holding several events over the festive season.

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  • Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Everyone loves a surprise in their Christmas stocking. Thanks to the crotchet and felting skills and kind efforts of our staff and volunteers we’ve been enclosing a little surprise Christmas tree decoration into our PPE deliveries. Your responses were very heartwarming to hear back, thank you. We’d also like to say thank you to our volunteer PPE delivery drivers who have made over 800 deliveries. Without their hard work hundreds of disabled people in Sheffield would be without PPE, and consequently without the vital care and support their PAs and carers provide. Thank you!

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  • Sheffield Voices Seen On Video

    Sheffield Voices Seen On Video

    Our learning disability self-advocacy group, Sheffield Voices, has uploaded three videos which they’ve produced as a result of their events celebrating the International Day Of Disabled People earlier this month. The first video looks back in history at how people with learning disabilities were treated, the second is about the seven keys to citizenship and last but not least the third video is a public forum where people were invited to come along to talk about Human Rights and hear about the work done by Sheffield Voices.

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  • Planning a Safe Christmas

    Planning a Safe Christmas

    Sheffield City Council has issued advice on staying safe this Christmas. This takes the form of a video in which Greg Fell, Director of Public Health in the city, goes through ten helpful principals for you to carefully consider whilst planning your Christmas arrangements.The government’s revised message is that a smaller Christmas is a safer Christmas, and a shorter Christmas is a safer Christmas.

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  • 'Arts' Commissioning for Professional Disabled Artists

    'Arts' Commissioning for Professional Disabled Artists

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, BBC Arts, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland have launched a new ‘Culture in Quarantine’ commissioning round to celebrate the work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse artists. Applications are now open until 12 noon on Tuesday 12 January 2021.

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  • NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    As part of their Covid-19 work to support unpaid carers, NHS England has produced a carers’ identification letter and guidance. It has been developed to support unpaid carers, including young carers, who may need to provide care to people in their own home, or across multiple homes. Its purpose is to provide an explanation of why someone may need to be out more frequently or visit different homes.The letter has not been made available for the public to download, but can be issued to named carers by a health/care provider or carers’ support organisation, including from Disability Sheffield.

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  • Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is hosting a Jingle & Mingle online Christmas festival from the 14th to 18th of December, designed for people with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and/or long Covid symptoms.The group describes it as a great opportunity for people with chronic illnesses to feel less isolated in the Christmas period and to socialise with others who understand their condition.

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  • Free Christmas Day Activities with the WEA

    Free Christmas Day Activities with the WEA

    In these uncertain times, the Workers Educational Association will be providing FREE online activities on Christmas Day for everyone. Their short activities will run throughout the day and will provide fun and a chance to chat. Join in at any time in a safe space with friendly faces from the comfort of your own home.

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  • Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Each month Healthwatch Sheffield collate enquiries from members of the public, feedback from voluntary sector colleagues, and stories shared on Care Opinion about issues Sheffield people have faced while trying to access health and social care services during the pandemic. Healthwatch Sheffield also conducted a survey from late May to late July to find out how changes in Health and Social Care services caused by the pandemic affected local people, and the way they access support and have recently published their findings.

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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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Andrew Crooks

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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Ruth