Disability Sheffield
Zoom: A A A A Current Page  »  About  /  Blog/Latest News

Blog/Latest News

  • Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    The access guide set up by powerchair user Euan McDonald MBE is once more doing what is described as the UK’s longest-running access survey – and there is a chance of prizes for all those taking part.Every year the survey aims to find out if access across the nation is improving or otherwise. This year’s survey covers all sorts of venues and attractions and asks people to nominate the best places to go.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Every Mind Matters : Mental Health Support

    Every Mind Matters : Mental Health Support

    This new NHS website aims to help you have better mental health. You can also take the Every Mind Matters Quiz to get your free plan, designed to help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission legal support project provides funding and legal assistance to help people who have experienced discrimination to pursue their claims and access justice. They now want to challenge transport operators when they have failed to act on their legal responsibilities.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    On the last Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm Crystal Peaks offer a range of measures to make the shopping experience more inviting to people who prefer a quieter environment.Stores will turn off their music, or turn it down to a low level. Hand driers will be switched off as well as children’s rides. Vending machines will also not make a sound. Sensory Sundays may be of particular interest to people with autism.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Evening and Weekend GP Practice Appointments

    Evening and Weekend GP Practice Appointments

    Did you know that Primary Care Sheffield now provide a range of NHS urgent and routine healthcare services on weekday evenings and at weekends through six ‘satellite hubs’ across Sheffield? The services available include urgent appointments with a GP, practice nurse appointments and appointments with a physiotherapist for assessment.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Supported Internships For Young Disabled People

    Supported Internships For Young Disabled People

    Young disabled people between the ages of 16 and 24 who would like to gain work experience and improve their employability and independence are being given the chance to apply for supported internships through Health Education England’s “Project Choice”.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Sheffield is the 57th most deprived local authority in England says a new report – which counts rates of health and disability among its factors. The Indices Of Deprivation 2019 is the follow-up to similar reports from 2015 and 2010. Other factors considered are income, employment, education and training, barriers to housing and services, crime and the living environment.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Hillsborough Park - All Wheeled Bike Park Survey

    Hillsborough Park - All Wheeled Bike Park Survey

    Sheffield City Council is working with Access Sport and Sheffield Hallam University on a new open access, off-road, community all wheeled bike park based in Hillsborough Park. You can give your views on the proposal and help Sheffield City Council to make the right decision by completing their survey which closes on 26th October

    FULL ARTICLE
Page 1 of 92 Next

More posts

Blog Archive

Articles by Category

Articles by Tag

Articles by Date

* indicates required

Sign up to our latest news on local and national disability related issues and events

Recent Feedback    (We'd love to receive your feedback, please click here to add some)

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.
The service received was rated as:  

Ruth

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 :)
The service received was rated as:  

Andrew Crooks

A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
The service received was rated as:  

training feedback

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
The service received was rated as:  

feedback training