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  • Washing Machine Research for Blind and Visually Impaired People

    Washing Machine Research for Blind and Visually Impaired People

    The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers has published research revealing the top ten washing machines which are the easiest for blind and partially sighted people to use.

  • Thank You for a Barrel of Fun and Fundraising

    Thank You for a Barrel of Fun and Fundraising

    We’ve totted up the money and the final figure for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Fundraising event was an amazing £400!! Once again a massive thank you from everyone at Disability Sheffield to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown, their wonderful landlady Steph Tate and her fab team, the stallholders, our amazing volunteers, staff members and trustees, all of whom helped to raise the profile of Disability Sheffield whilst generating much-appreciated funds.

  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is on Thursday 27 June 2019 from 2-4pm at The Circle and we’d love to see you there. The Hub is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.By providing a platform for disabled people to represent their needs together it is hoped we can strengthen the move towards a more equitable society, where disabled people enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else.

  • Could you be our Advocacy Manager?

    Could you be our Advocacy Manager?

    Our lovely Advocacy Manager Lucy has a new job as Chief Officer for Healthwatch Sheffield. We are therefore looking to recruit a new advocacy manager. Our advocacy service supports disabled people to exercise their rights and be fully involved in decisions about their life. The Advocacy Manager is responsible for supporting and supervising the advocacy team, which delivers a range of advocacy (statutory and non-statutory) support as part of Sheffield Advocacy Hub.The closing date for applications is 8am on Monday 15th July 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

  • Experiences of Care in Sheffield Survey

    Experiences of Care in Sheffield Survey

    Voluntary Action Sheffield are trying to understand where the experience of going to hospital and coming back home could be improved for older people aged 55+ in Sheffield to develop recommendations for more involvement of voluntary organisations in the planning, discharge and support at home for patients and carers across Sheffield. Please can you complete their survey by 19 June.

  • Sporting Chance To Work for Channel 4

    Sporting Chance To Work for Channel 4

    As part of their commitment to recruiting and promoting disabled talent in television, Channel 4 is offering an entry-level scheme, aimed at people with no or limited industry experience, for disabled people wanting to get involved in the industry and work for an independent production company during 2019-20.

  • Drop In If You Need Disability Benefits Advice

    Drop In If You Need Disability Benefits Advice

    Looking for advice on disability benefits? If so help is available at a special drop-in session on Thursday 20 June from 10.30am-2pm at Manor Training and Resource Centre from not for profit organisation FightBack4Justice .

  • People Keeping Well in their Community

    People Keeping Well in their Community

    ‘People Keeping Well in their Community’ is a community-based prevention activity in Sheffield that can help to prevent and delay people needing to access health and social care services.

  • Volunteers' Week Thank You

    Volunteers' Week Thank You

    This week host organisations are setting time aside to celebrate and say thank to volunteers across the country. The work we do at Disability Sheffield would not be possible without our valued volunteers who help us to deliver our services – answering information enquiries, providing advocacy support, writing about news and events , providing IT support, serving on the Disability Hub Committee, helping with admin, answering the phones, supporting Sheffield Cycling 4 All and Sheffield Voices learning disability group, helping with research, filming videos, the list is getting longer ! We thank each and every one of you, past and present, and hope that you are aware how much we appreciate your contribution and commitment , not just this week but all year round!

  • Sheffield Student Wins Mencap's Journalism Award

    Sheffield Student Wins Mencap's Journalism Award

    A Sheffield student has won a prestigious prize for her film about the challenges facing a teenager with autism and learning disabilities. Hannah Makepeace, aged 26, and studying for an MA in broadcast journalism, produced a TV news-style clip about Osian Williams from the Peak District, which was declared the winner in this year’s Mencap Journalism Awards

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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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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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