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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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  • Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

    Peer Self-Advocacy Worker Post

    Sheffield Voices which is part of Disability Sheffield is looking for a person with a learning disability to join our team as a peer self-advocate.The job is for 10 hours a week. The pay is £7.426 per year. You need to ask us for a job pack and fill and return the application form by 9am on the 13th August.

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  • Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    We reach the final phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on Monday 19 July. Subject to a few final checks the Covid legal restrictions will be coming to an end in England. So what does that mean in practice? We’ve produced two videos on YouTube to help you to understand the changes as concern grows for disabled people and clinically vulnerable people who are at risk.

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  • Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

    Understanding the Needs of DPOs in England

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) funded research report on the state of the DPO sector in England. This research has been carried out by 8 Regional DPOs ( including Disability Sheffield for South Yorkshire and Humberside )under the co-ordination of Inclusion London and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance.

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  • Cycling 4 All Update

    Cycling 4 All Update

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All is again riding high running sessions (which you have to pre-book currently ) in Hillsborough Park Monday to Friday and the last Saturday of every month. But their activities will be temporarily suspended due to the Tramlines festival from July 12th to August 3rd. You’re also invited to a presentation to design a mural for their new shipping containers on Wednesday 21st July at 4-5pm.

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  • Do You Know It's Disability Pride Month?

    Do You Know It's Disability Pride Month?

    We are part way through Disability Pride Month, an international event that in Britain seems to have escaped many people, including disabled people’s, attention although #Disability Pride is gaining momentum on social media. We’ve joined the conversation with regular #DisabilityPrideMonth messages on Twitter. Happy Disability Pride month everyone.

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  • Emily's A Star Turn In Charity Awards

    Emily's A Star Turn In Charity Awards

    We are so proud that our brilliant Chief Executive Officer, Emily Morton, has set a shining example by being recognised as a star in a prestigious charity awards. Emily was chosen as one of the ‘Small Charities Coalition Stars for 2021’ out of 130 nominations to showcase some of the UK’s unsung heroes from small charities, sharing their stories and achievements and raising awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector.

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  • Urgent EU Settlement Scheme Deadline

    Urgent EU Settlement Scheme Deadline

    Do you know a disabled person who needs support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme? If they are a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, they and their family will need to apply to get settled status before 30 June 2021. Please refer anyone you know to Citizens Advice Sheffield on 0808 278 7820 , who can help people with their application.

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