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  • Interested in Consumer Research?

    Interested in Consumer Research?

    Have you ever wanted unbiased reviews, information and guidance on products and services based on research with disabled and older consumers? If so you may have come across the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, which is looking for new panel members to join the other 2,600 people trying to make products and services more accessible and inclusive.

  • Sharing Taxi Experiences

    Sharing Taxi Experiences

    If you are a taxi user and have any recent experiences you would like to share then please get in touch with us at Disability Sheffield.Also do you have views on whether wheelchair accessible rear loading taxis would be a good or a bad thing? Sharing your experiences will help support work both on existing taxi issues already reported and on responses to the Clean Air Zone proposals which require many taxi drivers to change or upgrade their vehicles.

  • Ask, Listen, Do

    Ask, Listen, Do

    If you work for an organisation which supports people with a learning disability or autism, do you have a way for the people you support to give feedback, raise a concern, or make a complaint? “Ask Listen Do” is a good way of helping people speak up and could also help your service improve. The templates and leaflets are available for free from Speak Up.

  • New Face Mask Rules

    New Face Mask Rules

    From 30 Nov 2021 it is compulsory for people in England to wear a face covering ( if you are able to wear one ) on all public transport, including taxis and private hire vehicles and in shops ( and public facing areas ). The new ruling has been put in place by the UK government to limit the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Disability Sheffield has issued a new video warning that the Coronavirus crisis has not come to an end yet and warning people to continue to take precautions.

  • International Day of People with Disabilities

    International Day of People with Disabilities

    Friday 3 December is the International Day of People with Disabilities. The 2021 theme ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’ recognises that people who live with disabilities are among the most affected populations amid the COVID pandemic. Where marginalisation, discrimination, vulnerability and exploitation are every day factors for many people, the increased risk of poor outcomes have been magnified with the reduced access to routine health care and rehabilitation services, more pronounced social isolation, poorly tailored public health messaging, inadequately constructed mental health services, and a lack of emergency preparedness for people with special needs.

  • The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen writing group has been relaunched, offering people with learning disabilities and autism the chance to put their thoughts into writing. The free group, supported by Sheffield Voices is run by people with learning disabilities and supported by experienced professional writers and volunteers. It has moved to an afternoon slot of 2-3pm every Friday, starting on December 3rd.

  • LaughAble Night For Disabled Comedians Like Jamie

    LaughAble Night For Disabled Comedians Like Jamie

    Jamie Preece, a volunteer with Sheffield Cycling 4 All, part of Disability Sheffield, is one of the performers taking part in a show on Monday 29 November starting at 7.30 organised by LaughAble. The monthly comedy club showcases performers with disabilities and mental health conditions and aims to make performing and viewing accessible to everyone, with some shows taking place online and captioned.

  • Have Your Say on Intermediate Care

    Have Your Say on Intermediate Care

    Healthwatch Sheffield, the champion for local NHS and social care services, are holding a focus group with members of the public to inform the commissioning of intermediate care beds in Sheffield. They share what people think about services with the decision makers who can make improvements. The focus is on Zoom on Tuesday 30th November from 1-2pm.

  • Disability History Past and Present

    Disability History Past and Present

    UK Disability History Month ( 18 Nov-18 Dec ) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples’ struggle for equality and human rights and to build resources on various themes.Find out about this year’s themes of ‘Hidden Impairments’ and Sex and Relationships, thier workshops and festival events throughout the month.

  • Household Support Fund

    Household Support Fund

    Now that funding has been used up for the Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant, this month sees the launch of a new Household Support Fund, established by the Department for Work and Pensions. The fund supports people most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery mainly with food and housekeeping costs, gas and electrity and white goods.

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