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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 Training for PAs and Individual Employers

Free Training for PAs and Individual Employers

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council starting this September until February 2020.

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Call For Support for Workplace PAs

Call For Support for Workplace PAs

The roles of workplace personal assistants (PAs), who support disabled people to do their jobs, needs to be more clearly defined and better supported if accessible workplaces are to flourish, new research by Sheffield Hallam and York Universities has said. Disability Sheffield has been asked to develop training materials based on the study which will be available in autumn 2019.

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Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

Review of Independent Advocacy Services 2018-19.

Sheffield Advocacy Hub, a partnership between Citizens Advice Sheffield, Cloverleaf Advocacy and Disability Sheffield is proud to present its annual review for 2018-19. As well as service user data the review includes stories from people who have used the advocacy service in their own words and outlines some of our important campaigning work carried out through the year. All Hub partners hold the Advocacy Quality and Performance Mark and follow the Advocacy Code of Practice.

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Tuesday 17th September

Public Cycling Sessions - Special Event Ride

We are running our normal open-to-the-public inclusive cycling sessions at Sheffield Cycling 4 All – 10am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm
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Thursday 19th September

Public Cycling Sessions - Special Event Ride

We are running our normal open-to-the-public inclusive cycling sessions at Sheffield Cycling 4 All – 10am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm
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Thursday 19th September

New Dementia Cafe Launch

A new Dementia Cafe launches today and continues every Thursday at the Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre, Handsworth Road, S13 arranged by Darnall Wellbeing...

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Music Club in the Accessibility Top Ten

Music Club in the Accessibility Top Ten

Sheffield music venue The Leadmill has been named as one of the best in Britain by an organisation devoted to improving access for disabled concertgoers. Attitude Is Everything puts the Leadmill in its top ten for all concert halls nationwide and adds that it is one of the four best rock haunts due to its ground floor location, nearness to public transport and its staff’s helpful attitude.

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Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is launching an investigation into why some doctors are refusing to help their patients by writing letters to support their disability benefits claims. If your doctor has refused to write a letter stating that you need a home visit for a benefit assessment or has refused to issue you with a Fit Note, DPAC would like to hear from you.

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NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

The National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence have published this month two quality standards related to the support of people with learning disabilities or a learning disability and autism. The standard on the care and support of people with learning disabilities growing older is a new Quality Standard.The standard on supporting children, young people and adults where there is behaviour that challenges has been updated from the original 2015 version.

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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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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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