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  • PIP Assessment Recording Equipment

    PIP Assessment Recording Equipment

    If you’re having a Personal Independence Payments assessment you now have the option of borrowing recording equipment from Disability Sheffield to get your interview taped – thanks to the local branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts.Please note that you have to inform the assessment company three working days in advance that you intend recording the meeting.

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  • Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Thank you , Christmas Party Poppers

    Our Christmas Party on 20 December at Crookes Social Club was a fantastic evening and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who came along . We raised just under £400 but more importantly nearly 70 people attended including quite a lot of people who would not normally go to live music events but felt that our event was accessible for them.Special thanks to Morris from Crookes Social Club who is a star and so generous offering us the venue for free; to Pitball Panda and Yo Dymo for offering their time and fab music for free and not forgetting our favourite DJs Tom and Mark, thank you both for helping to make the party so memorable.

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  • Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

    Free Fitness Day Pass for Disability Sheffield Users

    Working in partnership with Sheffield International Venues ( SIV ), we are providing FREE fitness passes for our users so that we can improve the fitness experience for disabled people across the city. We need your help to do this! Simply visit “Free Day Pass”, to get your pass and use it! You’ll be asked to provide some feedback through your email to let SIV know about your experience.

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  • How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

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  • Are You Living Well in the The Big Squeeze?

    Are You Living Well in the The Big Squeeze?

    The Disability Hub joins forces with Healthwatch Sheffield’s Health & Wellbeing Forum on Monday 2nd December 2019 from 1:30pm-4:00pm at The Circle to explore how financial pressures and hardship are impacting on people’s ability to keep themselves well. Join us for information sharing, dialogue and ideas as we hear from local experts from the Clinical Commissioning Group, Sheffield City Council and voluntary and community sector as well as stories from individuals.

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  • Advocacy Awareness Week

    Advocacy Awareness Week

    It’s Advocacy Awareness Week ( 28 Oct – 1 November ) and this year’s theme is demonstrating the impact of advocacy. That’s why we’ve chosen to wait until now to publish our recent annual report for our Advocacy and Information Service. We’re doing our best on social media this week to raise awareness of the importance of advocacy, join in the conversation and celebrate all things advocacy.

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  • Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    Not bought your Christmas cards yet? Thinking of donating to charity instead of sending cards this year? Why not consider Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity? As our Vice Chair Natalie Yarrow explains “So many large national charities benefit from the generosity of donors at this time of year, with smaller local charities often being left out in the cold! I would like to invite you to join me in sharing a little Christmas cheer with our User-Led-Organisation.”

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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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  • MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

    MPs Recommend Ban on Pavement Parking

    Disability Sheffield are pleased to report that this month MPs have recommended a ban on pavement parking across England. Written evidence submitted by Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub and the Access Liaison Group said accessibility to transport and the built environment is often reported as one of eight most disabling barriers to disabled people’s participation.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    Disability Hub Meeting - Come along!

    The next Disability Hub meeting will take place next Wednesday, 25 September 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.
    The Disability Hub meeting is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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