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  • 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.

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  • Accessible Bus Stop Realtime Information Trial

    Accessible Bus Stop Realtime Information Trial

    A new method for accessing real time bus information is currently being trialled in the City Centre. It is designed to make bus departure information available to all with audio announcements made on request using a push button. You now have the opportunity to give feedback on the audio and the visual elements of the information system at consultations@disabilitysheffield.org.uk.

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  • Sheffield Cost of Living Fund Donations

    Sheffield Cost of Living Fund Donations

    South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has set up a JustGiving page asking for donations to a Sheffield Cost of Living Fund from anyone who feels able to help those who are struggling more than them.The fund will be made available as grants to organisations, including food banks, that are supporting local people with the cost of living crisis.The Chancellor announced new measures to support low income households at the end of April.

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  • Sheffield Transport 4 All Letter to new South Yorkshire Mayor

    Sheffield Transport 4 All Letter to new South Yorkshire Mayor

    Last week Sheffield Transport 4 All wrote to new Mayor Oliver Coppard highlighting key items of their response to the South Yorkshire Enhanced Bus Partnership. The letter calls for SYMCA to take more of a role in providing support for the group as the mayoral authority gains more influence over transport and moves this away from local authorities.

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  • Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    Easy Read Dementia Factsheets

    There is no evidence that dementia affects people with learning disabilities differently to how it affects other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted. Good to know that the Alzheimer’s Society has produced these Easy Read dementia factsheets.

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  • A Conversation about What Matters To You

    A Conversation about What Matters To You

    Sheffield Health and Care Partnership is encouraging as many people as possible across the city to have a “what matters to you” conversation with someone on Thursday 9th June as part of an International Person Centred Campaign.The campaign organisers claim that having better, more meaningful conversations with others about what matters to them, helps people feel more confident, more motivated and more likely to achieve their ambitions.

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  • Nominate a Movement for Good

    Nominate a Movement for Good

    The insurance company, Ecclesiastical, is giving £1million to support charity projects that are helping to make a real difference in their communities, in awards of £1,000. There are three separate draws throughout this year. That’s three chances for your favourite charity to win a £1,000 donation.
    £1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do at Disability Sheffield so please consider nominating us by the closing date of 30 May. Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

    Carers Week Cares for your Wellbeing

    Carers Week ( 6 – 12 June ) is an annual event that raises awareness and celebrates the massive contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities by providing a wide range of help and support to relatives and friends.Sheffield Carers Centre has partnered with Sheffield City Trust to celebrate Carers Week and offer a series of free leisure taster sessions.

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  • Test Drive Free AccessAbility Exhibition

    Test Drive Free AccessAbility Exhibition

    The William Merritt Centre would like to invite you to their FREE AccessAbility exhibition on Wednesday 15th June from 10:30am to 3pm at the Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds.Get advice on assistive technology and equipment including for computers, tablets and mobile pones, try products plus information on all aspects of driving including test driving a range of vehicles.

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  • Write To Your MP About The Cost Of Living Crisis

    Write To Your MP About The Cost Of Living Crisis

    The Action Network has set up a campaign urging disabled people to write to your MPs about the cost of living crisis. It calls for the government to help disabled people survive the current price increases and introduce new policies. The campaign is sponsored by Inclusion London and aims to go nationwide.

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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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Ruth

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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Andrew Crooks

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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