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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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Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.

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How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

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MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

Disability Sheffield are pleased to report that this month MPs have recommended a ban on pavement parking across England. Written evidence submitted by Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub and the Access Liaison Group said accessibility to transport and the built environment is often reported as one of eight most disabling barriers to disabled people’s participation.

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Tuesday 22nd October

Inclusive Cycling Sessions 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm

Sheffield Cycling 4 All breaks down the barriers to cycling, we have a bike for everyone! We run from Hillsborough Park tennis courts. Each sessions...

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Thursday 24th October

Inclusive Cycling Sessions 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm

Sheffield Cycling 4 All breaks down the barriers to cycling, we have a bike for everyone! We run from Hillsborough Park tennis courts. Each sessions...

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Tuesday 22nd October

Women's Hub: Violence Against Women and Girls Working Group meeting - 4.30 - 6.30pm

Venue:Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Rd, Sheffield S2 3QE
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Thursday 24th October

Under the Stars Nightclub - 7 - 10.30pm

For people with learning disabilites and their friends, £5 entry fee. Venue : The Leadmill , Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1, UK

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Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

The access guide set up by powerchair user Euan McDonald MBE is once more doing what is described as the UK’s longest-running access survey – and there is a chance of prizes for all those taking part.Every year the survey aims to find out if access across the nation is improving or otherwise. This year’s survey covers all sorts of venues and attractions and asks people to nominate the best places to go.

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Every Mind Matters : Mental Health Support

Every Mind Matters : Mental Health Support

This new NHS website aims to help you have better mental health. You can also take the Every Mind Matters Quiz to get your free plan, designed to help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep.

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Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

The Equality and Human Rights Commission legal support project provides funding and legal assistance to help people who have experienced discrimination to pursue their claims and access justice. They now want to challenge transport operators when they have failed to act on their legal responsibilities.

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