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The Centre for Independent Living

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.

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50 Dreams for 50+

Look out for our stall at the annual 50 and Moor event this Thursday. We’ve been inspired by Dame Sarah Storey , who in an interview on her return from the Paralympics said she hoped that disabled people will “have the confidence to follow their dreams, whatever they are”. Everyone can dream so we’d like to ‘catch’ 50 of your dreams and help you to make them come true if we can.

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Let’s Stop Disability Hate Crime

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.

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Uniting our Voices & Defending our Rights

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.

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Thursday 6th October

Sheffield Cycling 4 All

Sheffield Cycling 4 All is back at Hillsborough Park from March through to October 2016 . Open taster sessions take place every Thursday at 10-3pm...

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Thursday 13th October

Sheffield Cycling 4 All

Sheffield Cycling 4 All is back at Hillsborough Park from March through to October 2016 . Open taster sessions take place every Thursday at 10-3pm...

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Thursday 13th October

Equality Hub Joint Event: Employment and Skills 10am - 1pm

This joint event for members of the various equality hubs aims to:
• Raise awareness of the different employment/skills/support schemes available in the city
•...

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Monday 17th October

Easy Access reading by Autism Plus Health Champions 10.30am - 12.00pm

Autism Plus present this Easy Access reading event with their Health Champions at the Central Library Sheffield, Surrey Street, S1 1XJ (view on...

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Rother Valley Country Park Access Group Needs You!

Are you a mobility scooter or wheelchair user? Can you give your time to help an access group to undertake an access survey of Rother Valley Country Park?

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Better Care Needed for Disabled Pregnant Women

Commissioned by the charity Birthrights this interim report highlights how maternity care services may not be meeting the needs of some pregnant disabled women.

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Sitting Volleyball

Come and try this exciting variation of volleyball on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm at All Saints SC , Norfolk Park Road.

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Sheffield Disability have a great passion and commitment to assist people with disabilities and their families in Sheffield. A positive voice for the disabled community and always promoting choice and control. Excellent work achieved with limited resources.
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Nancy Benn, Direct PA Services

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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Andrew Crooks

The 10th anniversary event was very informative, and I was particularly impressed with the level of attendance and the reach that Disability Sheffield clearly has
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James Henshall, Irwin Mitchell

Forward thinking, supportive, always there to help and support the disabled community in Sheffield. They excel in promoting choice, control and independence for people with disabilities. A great team of people driving change. Keep up the good work and long may it continue.
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Erica Holden, Wright Business Support Centre

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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Ruth