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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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Healthy Living and Physical Activity Co-ordinator

Healthy Living and Physical Activity Co-ordinator

We are looking to recruit a co-ordinator to lead our exciting new project, in partnership with Sheffield CCG, working with community groups to increase their capacity to support people with severe mental illness, a learning disability and/or autism to access healthy living and physical activity opportunities in their local communities.The closing date is 9am Monday 16th August.

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Disabled People Reject New ‘tick box’ National Disability Strategy.

Disabled People Reject New ‘tick box’ National Disability Strategy.

The DPO Forum Engand , made up of Disabled Peoples Organisations, including Disability Sheffield, has issued a press release expressing outrage at the Government’s decision to go ahead with the launch of a national disability strategy saying that is not a strategy, does not address key problems, does not reflect the issues and priorities of Disabled people and was not developed with Disabled people organisations.

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Exploring Challenges for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Getting Out Again - Starting Thoughts

Exploring Challenges for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Getting Out Again - Starting Thoughts

Are you classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) and concerned about getting out and about? If so we’ve been hearing from many people about various concerns and the following article might help you to start thinking through what’s right for you (with more to come!):

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Tuesday 3rd August

Yoga 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 7pm - 8pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive yoga classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified Yoga teacher knows lots of ways to adapt traditional yoga...

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Wednesday 4th August

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

Pre-book trike cycling in Hillsborough Park. For more information get in contact or go to our website – http://sheffieldcycling4all.org/ Email – info@sheffieldcycling4all.org Call or text...

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Tuesday 3rd August

Get Healthy Exercise Group - 2 - 4pm

Sheffield Voices has set up a new exercise group for people with learning disabilites and /or autism. Zumba – dance – swingball – boccia...

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Tuesday 10th August

Get Healthy Exercise Group - 2 - 4pm

Sheffield Voices has set up a new exercise group for people with learning disabilites and /or autism. Zumba – dance – swingball – boccia...

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Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

The Independent Living Group, a UK wide membership organisation set up to support Individual Employers and their staff, has reported a lot of enquiries from individual employers and Direct Payment professionals about the continued use of PPE since the relaxation of restrictions in England on 19th July. In response to this ILG Support have put together a new advice note for individual employers explaining that in some cases, individual employers won’t be quite so ready to relax the rules.

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Social Club Offers Health and Care

Social Club Offers Health and Care

A new social cafe and lunch club has been set up by SACMHA Health and Social Care, a Sheffield-based organisation which aims to provide culturally sensitive help, particularly to those who feel marginalised or who struggle to access mainstream services. It will take place at the SADACCA building on The Wicker, every Thursday from August 5th.

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Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

A deaf woman from Yorkshire won a claim against the government after a judge found a lack of sign language at two Covid briefings “served to disempower, to frustrate and to marginalise”.Ms Rowley launched the court action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove in relation to the “data briefings” on 21 September and 12 October 2020.

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