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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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We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

We're Hiring Travel Support Workers!

Disability Sheffield has recently taken over the operation of the Sheffield Travel Support service. As a result we are looking to recruit up to 3 part-time Travel Support Workers, initially on £12 per hour zero-hours contracts whilst we work out the services needs. The closing date to apply is Sunday 30th June.

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Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

Thank you to Everyone who Entered our Logo Competition!

We have been blown away by the amount of entries we’ve had and we’re so grateful to everyone who took the time to send us a logo. We’ll be announcing our winners soon, but in the meantime head over to our Facebook page to see the entries!

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Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

We’re saying Hello to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week! This year’s theme, ‘BSL in Our Hands’ is about children’s education and access to the languages of BSL and English from an early age. There’s also a new report from the RNID saying the way deaf people are valued, supported and communicated with in our society really does matter. It matters to us too.

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Monday 3rd June

Disability Sheffield Drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Every other week we run a drop-in session to hear from anyone with a disability who wants to join in and share discussion on accessibility...

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Monday 17th June

Disability Sheffield Drop-in - 11am - 12noon

Every other week we run a drop-in session to hear from anyone with a disability who wants to join in and share discussion on accessibility...

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Friday 14th June

Are Friends Electric Club Night – 7pm to midnight

The club is hosted by Isaac and Stuart White (with contributions from other DJs). Isaac is living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the event at...

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Tuesday 18th June

VAS Volunteering Fair - 10am – 2pm

Venue: The Circle, Rockingham Lane S1 4FW View website for details and a list of of organisations attending.

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City Hosts World's First Dysarthria Awareness Day

City Hosts World's First Dysarthria Awareness Day

The world’s first ever Dysarthria Awareness Day was held in Sheffield recently. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles used to talk are weak or a person has difficulty controlling them. It most often results in slurred slow speech. Among those taking part was Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn.

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Could you be a PA Champion?

Could you be a PA Champion?

Sheffield Council has commissioned The PA Champion project designed to raise awareness of direct payments within the city, with a particular focus on Personal Assistants. They are advertising two PA Champion posts ( closing date 7 June ) and looking for five Co-Design Group Members with lived experience of employing PAs or personal assistants themselves to help shape delivery of the project.

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Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

Welcome To Planet Wellbeing

Are you 50 or over, interested in virtual reality, and want to help with mental health and reducing loneliness among your peers? If so, you may be interested in joining Planet Wellbeing. Sheffield Hallam University are recruiting for the project, exploring how virtual reality can improve mental health and reduce loneliness for older people.

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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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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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