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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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Invitation to Independent Direct Payment Support Service Meeting

Invitation to Independent Direct Payment Support Service Meeting

Sheffield City Council have agreed to adopt our proposals for an Independent Direct Payment Support Service. We would therefore like to invite people in receipt of a direct payment, family carers and colleagues in the council and CCG to a meeting on Tuesday 11th July from 10.15am to 12.15pm at Quaker Meeting House, to help us refine what a specification for such a service will look like prior to it being commissioned in the Autumn.

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Farewell to Kathryn

Farewell to Kathryn

It’s with pride tinged with sadness that we’ve said our goodbyes to our fantastic development worker, Kathryn Littlewood, who many of you will know and love! Kathryn has successfully applied for a secondment opportunity with the Department for Works and Pensions which started this week.

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£40,000 DRILL Employment Research Project Awarded to SOHAS

£40,000 DRILL Employment Research Project Awarded to SOHAS

The ‘Disabled People – Getting In and Staying On’ project, managed by SOHAS with support from Disability Sheffield, will explore organisations’ perceptions of employing disabled people and create jobs for disabled people or people with long term health conditions.

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Thursday 3rd August

Sheffield Cycling 4 All 10am - 3pm

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All return to Hillsborough Park. Do come and join us. Sessions will run every Thursday from 10am-3pm...

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Thursday 10th August

Sheffield Voices Meet and Greet 10am - 12:30pm

Sheffield Voices are holding a series of coffee mornings at the Virgin Money Shop from 10am to 12.30pm for people with learning disabilities and or...

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Monday 31st July

Early Years MAST Open Day 10am - 2pm

Sheffield City Council Early Years MAST (Multi Agency Support Team) are holding an open day at the Burngreave Children’s Centre, 19 Spital St, Sheffield,...

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Saturday 5th August

Trans Active 1:30 - 2:30pm

Trans Active aims to help the trans community in and around Sheffield socialise and improve their fitness and mental wellbeing through sport in a safe,...

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Could you be a member of Sheffield’s Independent Advisory Group on policing?

Could you be a member of Sheffield’s Independent Advisory Group on policing?

South Yorkshire Police are recruiting to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which aims to discuss the impacts of policing on different communities and look at ways in which the police can improve the policing service to the diverse communities within Sheffield. SYP has IAGs in all four districts and to become a member of the Sheffield IAG, you must be aged 16 or over, live or work in Sheffield and not be employed within the policing family.

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Invitation to join the Peer Leadership Academy and the Strategic Co-production Group.

Invitation to join the Peer Leadership Academy and the Strategic Co-production Group.

Do you have ‘lived experience’ of a personalised approach to health care and want to be more involved in the development and delivery of NHS health care programmes ? Then the next Peer Leadership Academy and the Strategic Co-production Group could be for you.

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NHS England Personal Health Budget Survey

NHS England Personal Health Budget Survey

For the first time NHSE is taking an entirely ‘bottom up look’ through their Lived Experience Programme at what motivates people to take up the offer of a PHB and who could benefit from one. If you wish to give your views their survey is still open but only until Thursday 20 July.

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