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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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Disability Sheffield Services Update

Disability Sheffield Services Update

It’s important to us that we keep you up to date with what’s been happening over the last few weeks at Disability Sheffield. In response to the COVID19 outbreak we have made some changes to the services we provide so that we can better respond to the needs of disabled people we work with. All our staff are working remotely from home to keep in touch with our clients, provide the latest information relating to the Coronavirus and offer some new and practical support for disabled people in Sheffield including people who employ a PA for their social care.

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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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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.
More information

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COVID-19 e-learning programme for health and care workforce

COVID-19 e-learning programme for health and care workforce

To help UK health and social care workers respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created a FREE, open access Coronavirus e-learning programme. The course is available to the entire UK health and care workforce, including people working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.

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COVID-19 themed Scams and Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

COVID-19 themed Scams and Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

The National Fraud Reporting Centre has reported a new trend in scams relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and disabled people may be particularly at risk. We have collected together information on some of the latest Coronavirus scams to help you protect yourself and those around you.

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Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

The four UK Arts Councils have commissioned a feasibility study to determine whether a UK wide arts access card scheme is wanted, is needed and is financially possible. The feasibility study is seeking additional detailed feedback from disabled and D/deaf people and disability organisations throughout the UK, on key questions which will determine the scope and some operational aspects of the scheme.

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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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Andrew Crooks

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

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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feedback training

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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