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  • Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    The Department for Work and Pensions is reviewing many Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims lodged by D/deaf people since August 2020.The review will take account of an Upper Tribunal judgement which increased the numbers of D/deaf people obtaining the benefit. Applicants do not need to provide any further evidence or attend an assessment and awards will be backdated.

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  • Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    Disability Groups Respond to Covid Inquiry

    The horrifying impact of the Covid pandemic on Disabled people risks being ‘airbrushed out of history’, Disability Rights UK and its partners have warned ahead of the looming public inquiry. The warning comes in a formal response to the inquiry’s draft terms of reference drafted by law firm Bhatt Murphy Solicitors on behalf of DRUK and a number of disabled people’s organisations.

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  • Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

    Call for your Taxi Experiences for Policy Review

    Have you tried to book a taxi lately? After our appearance on Look North on 13 April we are keen to respond to Sheffield City Council’s consultation on its draft Private Hire Operator and Vehicle Licence Policy. So we are looking to hear from you before 6 May about your recent stories – your experiences, both good and bad – of using taxis in Sheffield if you would like to share your views with us to include as evidence in our consultation response.

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  • Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Our new ‘Healthy Living’ coproduction project aims to make Sheffield community based physical activity, exercise and health groups more accessible to people who are autistic, have a learning disability or live with severe mental ill health. As part of our research we are holding a focus group for carers ( including lunch ) on Tues 24th May 2022 from 10am to 12noon.

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  • Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Pyjama Drama: What a Performance!

    Our Sheffied Voices self-advocacy drama group has developed a play ‘Welcome to Sunny Smiles Care Home’ about the best ( or possibly the Worst ! ) care home around…. which we are showcasing on 4th May at 5.30pm to 6.30 pm at the Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row Sheffield. If you have a learning disability and want to learns some acting skills we are also looking for new participants for our next adventure starting on 13th May.

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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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  • It's Debatable at the Festival

    It's Debatable at the Festival

    The largest annual politics festival in the UK – the Festival of Debate – takes place every Spring across South Yorkshire and has started this week, offering a host of debatable views by many guest speakers on different subjects. It aims to increase public engagement with politics and encourage active citizenship.

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  • Passport to Mental Health Workshops

    Passport to Mental Health Workshops

    Want to help shape an all age Mental Health Passport for Sheffield? Chilypep have supported young people to create a Mental Health Passport, so that they can take control of their own mental health and not have to repeat their stories.They want to hear from adults with lived experience about how they find the passport and what might make it better to create an all age resource.

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  • Give Voice to the Autistic Adult Choir

    Give Voice to the Autistic Adult Choir

    Are you autistic and enjoy music or singing? In partnership with Burton Street Foundation, The Autistic Adult Choir are starting a free group in Sheffield! They are looking for adults who like to sing or listen to music, who are autistic (no formal diagnosis needed) who might like to be part of a choir that meets once a week. No musical knowledge is necessary.

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  • Our Advocacy Service is Top Quality

    Our Advocacy Service is Top Quality

    We are very proud to announce that Disability Sheffield has been re-awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark from the National Development Team for Inclusion for a period of three years from February 2022 to January 2025. The award is in recognition of our commitment and ability to provide high quality independent advocacy for people who need support to express their needs and have increased choice and control in their lives.

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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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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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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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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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