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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 looking for PAs!

We’re looking for PAs!

Are you a PA? Would you like to tell people a bit about what it’s like to be a PA and what you enjoy about it? We want to raise the profile of the crucial work Personal Assistants do and encourage more people to think about becoming one. But we need your help to do so! We’re looking for all kinds of PAs, from all kinds of backgrounds to share their experiences. Your PA story is important and will make a difference.

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Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

People in Sheffield who are eligible for the Covid vaccine will receive an invitation from either their GP or the mass vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena. We have made an Easy Read guide to what will happen if you have your vaccine at Sheffield Arena.

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Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

Disability Rights UK Our Voices, a group of organisations run by and for disabled people, including Disability Sheffield, is calling on the government to delay the Disability Strategy. The group has sent a letter to highlight their serious concerns about both the timetable and the methods used to engage with disabled people and their organisations. The Government have “listened to concerns and extended the deadline for contributions to be woven into the strategy to 28 February “.

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Monday 19th April

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

Pre-book trike cycling in Hillsborough Park

For more information get in contact or go to our website.

Website – http://sheffieldcycling4all.org/
Email – info@sheffieldcycling4all.org
Call or text –...

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Monday 19th April

Covid experiences drop-in - 11am - 12 noon

The Covid experiences session is your chance to share any issues you have been experiencing since Covid changed the world. We can discuss any issues...

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Sunday 9th May

Changing Faces Family Day - 11am - 3pm

For children or young people living with a scar, mark or condition that makes you look different. View Poster

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Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

The Guardian has reported on an inquest taking place at Sheffield Town Hall into the tragic death of a young woman with learning disabilities. Laura Booth stopped eating after she was admitted to the Royal Hallamshire hospital for a routine eye operation in October 2016 after her attempts at communication were, her family says, ignored by clinicians.

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Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

The government is seeking views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.This would mean older adult care home providers could only use those staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccination (or those with a legitimate medical exemption) in line with government guidance.The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 21 May 2021.

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Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

The government has published updated guidance on how personal assistants ( PAs ) working in adult social care in England can access twice weekly Covid-19 testing. Personal assistants will be eligible for testing if they provide care that requires them to come within 2 metres of an adult over the age of 18 who they support.Personal assistants should order a box of 7 lateral flow tests (LFTs) every 21 days for themselves, or an employer can order test kits on their behalf and all test results must be registered.

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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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