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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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Members wanted for Sheffield International Venues Disability Inclusion Steering Group

Members wanted for Sheffield International Venues Disability Inclusion Steering Group

Disability Sheffield and Sheffield City Trust are looking for disabled people to be part of a steering group to provide clear and concise guidance on how Sheffield International Venues can be more inclusive for disabled people in its policies, processes and programmes.

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Digital Security Guide and Animation

Digital Security Guide and Animation

We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

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Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

To help you to better support Deaf and hearing impaired people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including the deaf community in whatever you do during and after Deaf Awareness Week.

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Tuesday 26th June

Sheffield Cycling 4 All: 10am - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All will continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only £3...

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Wednesday 27th June

Social Care: Does Anyone Care? - 1.30 - 4pm

Part of the Festival of Debate.Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW | Free

One-fifth (19%) of the population of the City of Sheffield are

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Wednesday 27th June

Health and Wellbeing Day 10.30am - 1.30pm

Sheffield’s ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ team have invited all people affected cancer or working in cancer services to come and share their views...

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Friday 29th June

Employability Day: 11.00am - 1.00pm

PeoplePlus is staging an open day o promote the comprehensive range of external specialist intervention partners, training providers and employers which the company currently works...

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Experiences of Mental Health Support in the Community Report

Experiences of Mental Health Support in the Community Report

Healthwatch Sheffield have published their latest report detailing their review of people’s experiences of mental health support in the community and making five recommendations for local commissioners and providers of mental health services.

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Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

Read June’s edition of ‘The Teacake’, Opportunity Sheffield’s new newsletter featuring a round up of information on employment-related activity in Sheffield, typically services, projects, training courses, jobs fairs and vacancies.

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#MyGPandMe  Campaign for People with Learning Disabilities or Autism

#MyGPandMe Campaign for People with Learning Disabilities or Autism

This campaign by the charity Dimensions aims to make doctors’ surgeries more accessible for people with learning disabilities or autism following their research showing that almost a third of people with learning disabilities or autism feel less likely to be treated with care and concern at the doctors, and two thirds said their GP did not make reasonable adjustments for them.

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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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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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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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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