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  • We are recruiting for a new 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. Sitting alongside the other work Disability Sheffield delivers the Advocacy Manager will be responsible for supporting and supervising the advocacy team, which delivers a range of advocacy (statutory and non-statutory) as part of Sheffield Advocacy Hub.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 .

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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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  • Our Leisure Factsheet will Help You to Move More

    Our Leisure Factsheet will Help You to Move More

    Our newly updated Leisure Factsheet is a great place to look if you want to find out about leisure activities for disabled people in Sheffield and live a healthier and more active lifestyle .Perfect for Move More Month this June.

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  • Dutch City Wins International Accessibility Award

    Dutch City Wins International Accessibility Award

    The Dutch city of Breda has won a prestigious award for its efforts to improve accessibility for disabled people.The Access City Award, which in 2017 was won by Chester in England, is awarded by the European Commmission at the European Day Of Persons With Disabilities. Read how Breda has attempted to improve access and provides a lesson and a model for Sheffield and other British cities to aspire to.

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  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

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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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