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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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Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

If your PA is returning to work in the near future the Sheffield Individual Employer and PA Development Group has produced a new Risk Assessment Tool to support individual employers to minimise any risks for their PAs to return to work. The Risk Assessment Tool is a useful guide to conversations with your PA about risk and gives topics and poses questions. You can record on the document what you and your PA have agreed will happen and review it as national guidance changes.

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'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

We’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield is one of the chosen charities to benefit from the sale of Tramlines Festival’s ‘Chari-Tees’. The limited edition specially designed ‘Be Reyt’ and ‘Beautiful Sheffield’ T-shirts cost £15. Pre-orders close on 7th July so make sure you order yours before then to not miss out!

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#blacklivesmatter

#blacklivesmatter

Disability Sheffield is outraged by the murder of George Floyd and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in speaking out against racial injustices and inequalities faced by BAME communities around the world.

We commit to addressing and challenging racism in all of our work. We will work to better understand the particular inequalities and barriers BAME disabled people face in Sheffield and work to dismantle these. We will work to become a more diverse organisation by making sure BAME people are better represented within our team. We want to be part of the solution.

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Wednesday 8th July

Move & Chat - 11am

Join Sheffield Cycling 4 All for a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with...

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Wednesday 15th July

Move & Chat - 11am

Join Sheffield Cycling 4 All for a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with...

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Friday 3rd July

Festival of Debate does Question Time 7pm - 8pm

Free Zoom event.

To close the Festival of Debate we will hold a Question Time-style event exploring the UK’s response to the Covid-19 crisis so far...

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Saturday 11th July

WILD Festival - 3 - 6pm

Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown. Jon McClure from locally-based chart...

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'Guide Dogs'  Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

'Guide Dogs' Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

As people in the UK begin planning for the future after lockdown, the charity Guide Dogs have started to think about what support will be available for people with sight loss who are trying to travel safely and observe social distancing rules while making their essential journeys.
They’ve put together a range of policy guidance for transport providers and shops detailing how they can best assist their passengers and customers with sight loss whilst observing social distancing.

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Government Calls  for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

Government Calls for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

The Government’s Women and Equalities Committee is launching three new sub-inquiries following their recent inquiry in to how Coronavirus has affected people with protected characteristics. They have submitted a call for evidence to find out how Coronavirus has affected disabled people and their access to services. You can submit your views until Monday 13th July.

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Go WILD at Festival Performances

Go WILD at Festival Performances

Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown, which will be taking place from 3-6pm on Saturday July 11th. Jon McClure from locally-based chart band Reverend And The Makers” is one of those involved in the World Independent Living Day (WILD) as is new act Rita Resistance (pictured). WILD describes itself as “a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation to an inclusive society with Independent Living being a central part of that vision.”

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