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  • Coronavirus Advice For Disabled People

    Coronavirus Advice For Disabled People

    Disabled people – especially those who employ their own care staff – are being warned to take extra care as Coronavirus starts to spread in Britain.First and foremost please keep up to date with guidance from Public Health England about what to do if you have symptoms, and what the government is doing about the virus. Ministers have still been unable to answer key questions on how they plan to cope with the impact of coronavirus on social care. Disabled people’s user led organisations including Disability Rights UK are speaking up, asking for action and issuing information and guidance as the virus spreads.

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  • Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Disabled passengers on Sheffield and Rotherham’s Supertram now have the option of downloading and printing cards that let staff know that they may require assistance and what sort of help is needed. The Passenger Assistance Cards contain a message saying ‘please be patient’ or include a selection of options such as stating that the user is deaf, has a visual impairment or has difficulty communicating or has hidden disabilities.

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  • New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

    New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All has reluctantly decided to cancel ALL cycling sessions until further notice due to the coronavirus. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause . Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England , Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our accessible and inclusive cycling project, is stepping up a gear and is offering new groups for people with specific health conditions or impairments at Hillsborough Park ( next to the tennis courts at the bottom of the park ). Sessions start at the end of March/beginning of April and the cost is just £4.

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  • SC4A Calls For Your Votes

    SC4A Calls For Your Votes

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our accessible and inclusive cycling project, is hoping to have its funding wishes granted – and is looking for your vote to help it achieve this aim. SC4A is thrilled to have been selected for the voting stage of the TransPennine Express Transform Grants which supports community projects that seek to tackle/promote social inclusion and improve the environment. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020.

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  • It's on the Record - a Fundraising Event for Sheffield DPAC

    It's on the Record - a  Fundraising Event for Sheffield DPAC

    Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Sheffield Labour students are organising a fundraising event later this month to raise money for the Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts. It will take place at Dina, a grassroots arts and culture venue on Cambridge Street in the city centre, on Friday March 20, from 8-11pm. The event is free but a donation of £5 would be welcome. DPAC Sheffield has recently been behind the On The Record campaign to purchase equipment so that disabled people can tape their Personal Independence Payment interviews.

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  • Research on Addiction to Video/Internet Games

    Research on Addiction to Video/Internet Games

    The School of Psychology in the National University of Ireland, Galway are looking for adults with a diagnosis of Autism, aged 18+ to take part in their research survey. The project is examining addiction to gaming which they call’Gaming Disorder’in adults with and without Autism.The closing date for the survey is 23 March at midnight.

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  • Personal Health Budgets Video

    Personal Health Budgets Video

    The NHS has released a new video to help people who are receiving or feel they may be entitled to personal health budgets. A personal health budget allows people to manage their healthcare and support such as treatments, equipment and personal care, in a way that suits them.

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  • Join In With The Just Good Friends Club

    Join In With The Just Good Friends Club

    People with learning disabilities on the outskirts of Sheffield are invited to join and take part in a range of fun activities at Just Good Friends,a registered charity supporting adults with learning disabilities in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. They are looking for new members in the Dronfield area if you’d like to try something new.

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  • SheFest 2020

    SheFest 2020

    SheFest is a not-for-profit organisation made up of local volunteers championing women’s rights and gender equality through a range of inclusive events, activities, workshops, film screenings and more across South Yorkshire. With a feminist fringe festival made up of 10 days ( 5th to 15th March ) of inclusive events in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th), SheFest welcomes everyone to join in, try something new and have fun.

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  • Bags of Taste Cooking Demonstrations

    Bags of Taste Cooking Demonstrations

    Bags of Taste takes participants from eating unhealthy food to enjoying better diets and healthier finances teaching takeaway-style recipes with a fraction of the salt, sugar and fat. All are nutritious and filling and can be cooked for under £1 a portion. Join Bags of Taste on Wednesdays from 11am to 1.30pm from 4 – 25 March at Zest for Sport ( opposite Zest Centre ) 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA. Includes a free lunch .

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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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