We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.
Disability Sheffield enjoyed attending SheffEX 2016 to engage with the city’s leading businesses on the benefits of working with disabled people and attracting disabled customers in order to tap into the £80Bn spending power.FULL ARTICLE
Early September saw a joint Hate Crime event hosted by the Disability Hub and the Religion and Belief Hub as part of ongoing activities by the Equality Hub Network. Disability Sheffield volunteer and activist Deborah Sunday puts together some background to Hate Crime in the UK.
Everyone deserves respect, yet here in Sheffield people still face physical, verbal and other forms of attacks daily at home and in public due to their personal characteristic such as age; race; religion; sexual orientation; transgender and/or disability. In 2007, the UK criminal justice system defined Hate Crime as: “any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic”. Sadly human rights rules, the Criminal Justice Act and the Equality Act 2010, have not stopped hate crime in the UK. A disability hate incidence can be a one-off incidence in public places such as hospitals and transport. It can also be continuous intimidations and harassments from caregivers; neighbours; local youths; friends and families; work places and classmates to mention a few.
Disability Sheffield helped organise the annual “Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance” national conference in Sheffield for the second year running. We feel it’s important for local disabled people and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to feel part of the collective voice of disabled people and we value the idea behind ROFA where disabled people can unite and defend our rights together. The conference was entitled ‘Uniting our Voices & Defending our Rights’ and explored how we can defend and progress disabled people’s vision of rights, inclusion and equality.FULL ARTICLE
The Disability Hub is part of Sheffield Council’s Equality Hub Network. Its focus is on disabled people’s equality issues. This meeting of the Disability Hub...MORE DETAILS
We are excited to announce that we will be showing the film Dead Man’s Shoes at the Showroom Cinema in the afternoon (time to be...MORE DETAILS
Two writers recently bereaved themselves have set up this workshop to use writing as a tool help people who are experiencing feelings of grief and...MORE DETAILS
A warm welcome, friendship and support for people living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration on the first Tuesday of every month, starting November 1st from 2 – 4pm at Meeting Room 3, Ponds Forge.FULL ARTICLE
Channel 4 are looking for new talent.If you’re interested in breaking into the media industry then this event on 2 November in Doncaster is for you. Please note that the deadline for registering to attend is 9pm on Sunday 16th October.FULL ARTICLE
This campaign shares the message that autism and learning disability hate crime is unacceptable, and that something can be done. Are you with Sam?FULL ARTICLE