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  • What a Week for Learning Disability

    What a Week for Learning Disability

    Learning Disability Week runs from 17th – 23rd June 2024, with the theme ‘Do You See Me?’. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the lives of people with a learning disability and ensure they are a visible, valued part of society. Our Self advocacy group, Sheffield Voices is celebrating all their achievements with a picnic on Tuesday as they head towards their Big Voice Event on Access at the Town Hall on Friday 21 June from 10am to 3pm. They are very much seen and heard ! Check out what else is happening.

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  • SENDing Voices and Youth Clubs

    SENDing Voices and Youth Clubs

    This new Community Youth Services group is inviting 13 to 24 years olds with a Special Educational Need or Disability to help to make SEND services better for young people in Sheffield. It’s a chance to talk about and share your experiences and ideas with decision makers. meet new people and make new friends. Check out SEND youth clubs as well.

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  • We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

    We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

    Disability Sheffield has recently taken over the operation of the Sheffield Travel Support service. As a result we are looking to recruit up to 3 part-time Travel Support Workers, initially on £12 per hour zero-hours contracts whilst we work out the services needs. The closing date to apply is Sunday 30th June.

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  • We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

    We're Hiring Advocacy Workers!

    We want Sheffield to be a centre of excellence for advocacy and are looking to recruit more Independent Advocates to enable this to happen. Disability Sheffield is part of the Sheffield Advocacy Hub, and all organisations in the hub are currently recruiting advocates. The closing date for applications to Disability Sheffield has been extended and is now 9am on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

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  • General Election : Important Voting Deadlines.

    General Election : Important Voting Deadlines.

    Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm when we vote for our next government on Thursday 4 July. Local authorities have to ensure that the voting experience is accessible for everyone and we’re making you aware of important reminders and deadline dates in June that may affect you, if you wish to cast your vote, perhaps in an alternative way.

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  • Summer Residential for Film Fans

    Summer Residential for Film Fans

    Showroom Cinema are looking for enthusiastic film fans aged 16-19 for their BFI Film Academy Summer Residential! You’ll gain experience and insight into indie cinema through workshops delivered by industry professionals. Plus, you’ll even get to put on your own film festival at Showroom Cinema! Apply by 1st July.

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  • Thank You for Helping Out!

    Thank You for Helping Out!

    In Volunteers Week 2024 ( 3 – 9 June ),celebrating its 40th year, we want to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers. This year we are particularly looking for volunteers to help out and join us in expanding our new Disability Network as we reach across the city to engage with and involve more disabled people. It’s an exciting time and we want you to be part of it!

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  • Disability Network Event Report

    Disability Network Event Report

    Our first Disability Network event at the Israac Centre in May was well attended and extremely successful in bringing together a diverse community of disabled people and partner organisations sharing their views about barriers. All their contributions have been put into an Easy Read Report. We’re holding more events in June and July. Come along to connect, chat + change!

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  • Carers Week Events and Campaign

    Carers Week Events and Campaign

    Carers UK aim to ‘put carers on the map’ during Carers Week from 10 – 16 June and is inviting unpaid carers to sign their open letter to the next Prime Minister calling for action including the reform and increase of Carers Allowance, to deliver a Carers strategy and recognise caring as the 10th protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Sheffield Carers Centre events are taking place during the week.

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  • No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    No Ifs, No Buts, No Maybes

    Disability Rights groups all around the world have been celebrating the life of Robert Martin. whose campaigning and personal story shaped the movement and the life chances of disabled people all over the world. Robert, from New Zealand, was the only person with an intellectual disability to serve on the UN Committee for Rights of Persons with Disabilities. His advocacy was seen as trailblazing.

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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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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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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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