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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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Free Cycling Opportunities in March

Free Cycling Opportunities in March

Our inclusive cycling project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All, is peddling into Spring offering free all-ability cycling sessions to give disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more opportunity to ride a wide array of cycles in safe surroundings. With over 30 different trikes and bikes which can be adapted to you, the sessions at various venues are run by a trained session leader and a range of volunteers.

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Could you be a Disability Sheffield Trustee?

Could you be a Disability Sheffield Trustee?

We are seeking a to appoint up to three new trustees to our Board. As a Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO) we are very keen to hear from disabled applicants in particular. LGBTQ+ and ethnically diverse communities are also currently under-represented on our board, similarly younger people, which we are also hoping to redress. Closing Date: 12:00 noon, 30th April

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Sheffield Voices Big Voice on Transport

Sheffield Voices Big Voice on Transport

Our Sheffield Voices self advocacy group would like to invite you to their next Big Voice Conference on the 23rd of February from 10am to 2pm at Sheffield Town Hall . The main theme for this conference is Transport in Sheffield. This event is for people with a learning disability and Autistic people living in the Sheffield area.

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Monday 11th March

Free Cycling during National Lottery Week - 10.30 – 1.30

To celebrate National Lottery Open Week and as a way of showing appreciation for their Lottery funding, Sheffield Cycling 4 All is offering free cycling...

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Wednesday 13th March

Introduction to Digital Skills and Programmes for PAs and IEs - In Person - 13:30 - 15:30

This is a Free in-person training session for people who employ PAs (Individual Employers) and Personal Assistants to attend.
This in person course gives attendees...

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Tuesday 12th March

Type 2 Diabetes Connection Cafe - 10am - 12noon

Are you navigating the world of type 2 diabetes in Sheffield and wondering what could become possible if you were better connected to others aiming...

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Tuesday 19th March

Parkwood Springs Inclusive Off Road Cycling - 10.30 start

Prebooked slots, starting at 10.30. Come and try out off-road cycling on the tracks and trails of Parkwood Springs, Sheffield. Experience Community from Leeds will...

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Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

Disability Rights UK Response to Disability Action Plan

The Disability Action Plan sets out the “actions the government will take to improve disabled people’s everyday lives and lays the foundations for longer-term change.” DRUK says the actions are weak – We need co-produced transformation as detailed in the Disabled People’s Manifesto, incorporation of the UNCRPD into domestic law, an end to the social care crisis and the inhumane DWP policies and processes.

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Coming out of Hospital

Coming out of Hospital

When a family member or friend is in hospital you might be concerned about what will happen when they leave hospital. With this in mind , Carers UK has produced a factsheet about ‘Coming out of Hospital’ alongside advice and information: about what to expect and your rights and choices as an unpaid carer. Locally Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s Back Home Scheme’ may be able to help.

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LBGT+ History Month

LBGT+ History Month

The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month recognises the important contribution to the fields of medicine and healthcare made by LGBT+ people. NHS Sheffield is celebrating the month with 2 blogs from staff members. Deaf Rainbow UK has launched a glossary of terms to help Deaf members of the LBGT+ community get their points across.

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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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Ruth

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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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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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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