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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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New Covid-19 PA Register

New Covid-19 PA Register

In response to a city wide need for more personal assistants due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Disability Sheffield is hosting a new Covid-19 PA register. The purpose of the register is to hold the details of PAs and other support workers (e.g. from day services) who are available for work and to match people in need of support with a potential PA.

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Coronavirus Information and Support

Coronavirus Information and Support

At Disability Sheffield, as everywhere, our focus in the past week has been the impact of the Coronavirus and social isolation and distancing. For us as an organisation, for our staff and volunteers and more importantly for our clients and all disabled people in Sheffield. We are putting plans into place and having discussions with the council in terms of support for people who access social care which we’ll share with you as soon as we can. There’s so much information coming in day by day that we’ve decided to set up a Coronavirus Information and Support webpage where you can access key websites as we hear of them to hopefully find some of the answers you’re looking for.

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New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

New Cycling Sessions at SC4A

Sheffield Cycling 4 All has reluctantly decided to cancel ALL cycling sessions until further notice due to the coronavirus. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause . Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England , Sheffield Cycling 4 All, our accessible and inclusive cycling project, is stepping up a gear and is offering new groups for people with specific health conditions or impairments at Hillsborough Park ( next to the tennis courts at the bottom of the park ). Sessions start at the end of March/beginning of April and the cost is just £4.

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Thursday 16th April

CANCELLED - The Cheese Shop: Has the Care Act given us any choice? 6.30 - 8.30pm

EVENT CANCELLED

Due to current events this event, and the entire Festival of Debate has been canclled.

As part of the Festival of Debate 2020...

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Saturday 25th April

Cycling postponed until further notice

Sheffield Cycling 4 All is postponed until further notice.
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VAS  Building Community Network After Big Response

VAS Building Community Network After Big Response

Voluntary Action Sheffield has been overwhelmed with offers to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate the fantastic response. The offers of volunteers is greater than the need or the capacity of charities to recruit and deploy volunteers. Over the next weeks VAS will be building the systems to manage volunteers and match volunteers to requests saying “Please bear with us at this time. We know it won’t be long before the need in the community increases rapidly, and the number of volunteers needed will sharply increase”

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Motability Customers To Get Lease Leeway

Motability Customers To Get Lease Leeway

Disabled people using the Motability scheme to lease cars and other equipment to help them get around have been told not to worry if their deal and insurance are due to run out in the next few months .AUnder the scheme most people who qualify through Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independene Payments lease a vehicle for three years.

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Managing Your Finances During The Pandemic

Managing Your Finances During The Pandemic

Consumer advice website MoneySavingExpert has issued a comprehensive page of financial advice for people who may have money problems due to the coronovirus lockdown.
MSE founder and television regular Martin Lewis said: “The UK sadly, rightly, importantly is shutting down. This has a mountainous and potentially catastrophic impact on people’s livelihoods, income and finances.”

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