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  • Call for Cyclists to Volunteer

    Call for Cyclists to Volunteer

    Do you love cycling as much as we do? We are looking for some new Cycling Session Volunteers to help out at our Sheffield Cycling 4 All sessions in Hillsborough Park. Our project enables anyone to enjoy cycling, whatever difficulties or disabilities they face. We are a people led organisation committed to providing Sheffield with regular and active inclusive cycling sessions.

  • We Speak, You Listen

    We Speak, You Listen

    Disability Sheffield’s learning disability and Autism group, Sheffield Voices, is holding their next ‘We Speak You Listen’ event at Hillsborough Arena on 26th May from 10am-2pm including lunch (provided).This month we are doing a session around the Cost of living and how it is impacting the learning disability community, as well as talking about the Learning Disability Strategy for Sheffield.

  • Prepayment Meter Latest

    Prepayment Meter Latest

    Ofgem has announced that all British domestic energy suppliers have signed up to an updated Code of Practice and tougher Ofgem oversight of the forced installation of prepayment meters, strengthening protections for customers in vulnerable situations. Citizens Advice and Ofgem have opened a phone line to support the national evidence call to ask energy customers to share their experiences of moving to a prepayment meter.

  • Touring Art Exhibition Celebrates Disability

    Touring Art Exhibition Celebrates Disability

    Acclaimed disabled Yorkshire artist Jason Wilsher-Mills taught himself how to use digital technology after disability caused by a childhood bout of chicken pox suddenly worsened. Lightbox installations, wall hangings and intricately decorated fibreglass and inflatable sculptures celebrating disability and Jason’s Northern working-class heritage will be displayed on the ground floor and gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse from Saturday 29th April to Sunday 18th June..

  • Dignity Award Nominations

    Dignity Award Nominations

    The annual Dignity Awards celebrate outstanding examples of best practice in adult social care and support in Sheffield.
    Would you like to nominate someone for a Dignity award, someone who has gone the extra mile in the last year (April 2022 – March 2023) in supporting you or someone you know to achieve the outcomes in Sheffield’s Vision for Adult Social Care. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 31 May 2023.

  • Every Body Moves In Sheffield

    Every Body Moves In Sheffield

    Every Body Moves is a fresh campaign to connect disabled people with more opportunities to get active . At the launch more than 150 disabled people took part in a ‘come and try’ session for different sports and activities from archery and dance, to wheelchair basketball and table tennis, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. The everybodymoves.org.uk platform features more than 7,000 inclusive sessions and a range of virtual workouts, hints and tips and has been co-produced with disabled people.

  • Emergency Alert Test Warning

    Emergency Alert Test Warning

    Emergency Alerts is a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby. In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how you can stay safe. Please note there will be an Emergency Alerts system test on Sunday 23 April at 3pm. You do not need to take any action and you can opt out if you wish to do so.

  • Prompt Action For Deaf Drivers

    Prompt Action For Deaf Drivers

    There are various adjustments that can be made for drivers with disabilities but people taking a driving test still have to drive to the same standard as everyone else in order to pass. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has made adjustments for learner drivers who are deaf or have a hearing impairment to follow instructions by following prompt cards held up by their examiners during their car driving tests.

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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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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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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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