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  • International Day of People with Disabilities

    International Day of People with Disabilities

    Thursday 3 December is the International Day of People with Disabilities. The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. At Disability Sheffield we’re celebrating the day with three special events hosted by Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group.

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  • Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

    Daniel's Storytelling Skills Are A Real Winner

    Daniel Thistlewaite has a magic way with words – which led to him being crowned one of the winners of the Sheffield Short Story Competition 2020. Daniel, is a member of our learning disability self-advocacy group Sheffield Voices and has been attending the new Magic Pen writing group, a collaboration between Disability Sheffield and the Burton Street Foundation. Congratulations on your win Daniel!

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  • Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    The UK Parliament’s Work And Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry aiming to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and look at how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market. They want to hear from disabled people about your experiences.You can submit evidence until Friday 18 December 2020.

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  • Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by reductions and cancellations to NHS treatments caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has shown. The Office For National Statistics has issued a new report titled ‘Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: September 2020.’

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  • Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Free Training for Individual Employers and PAs

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this November until March 2021.

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  • Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    In many languages, Boloh means speak. If you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child ( 11+ ), young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? you can speak to Barnado’s new helpline about your worries, problems and stresses during the pandemic. On the phone, helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi. Psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French and Punjabi.

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  • Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 today is ‘Know Your Rights’. Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield Carers Centre have made a series of campaign videos to mark Carers Rights Day. They want carers to understand they are not alone and that every carer has rights which can help to make their lives easier.

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  • Home Instead Senior Care Free Activity Books

    Home Instead Senior Care Free Activity Books

    Home Instead Senior Care have contacted us to say that they have received funding for activity books which include word searches, suduko, spot the difference, memory games, geography quiz etc which are great at exercising your brain during lockdown . If you’re an activity book fan you can contact Home Instead for a copy. Please note that by informing you about the free books we are not recommending Home Instead to you as a care service provider.

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  • John's Campaign Survey on Care Home Visiting

    John's Campaign Survey on Care Home Visiting

    Do you have a family member or friend living in a care home ? Is access improving? Is family contact becoming more meaningful and appropriate? If not, where do the problems lie? Healthwatch Sheffield, Disability Sheffield, Sheffield Carers Centre and Age UK Sheffield are all supporting a survey by John’s Campaign, which wants to make sure that people can visit relatives in care homes safely. This survey can help Healthwatch Sheffield see what visiting is like for you, and whether more needs to be done to support you and your relative or friend to have meaningful contact. The closing date for the survey is 30th November 2020.

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  • Storage Facilities Appeal by Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Storage Facilities Appeal by Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All, an inclusive cycling project run by Disability Sheffield, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for the relocation of their cycle storage containers in Hillsborough Park, which is undergoing various improvement projects. A relocation to elsewhere in the park will allow expansion of the project. The appeal hopes to raise £5,000 so please donate if you possibly can.

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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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