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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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  • Check Out Our YouTube Channel - thanks Andrew!

    Check Out Our YouTube Channel - thanks Andrew!

    You may not be aware of this, but Disability Sheffield has its very own “YouTube” channel with its own icon at the top right hand side of our homepage to make it easier to log straight into. In the last two months we have posted nine videos – subjects covered include debates on Coronavirus and life in isolation, as well as easy exercises for people with limited mobility. It’s been a great way to keep in touch and reach more people and participants really enjoy and look forward to the sessions.Why not join us in our next video? It’s very appropriate during Volunteers’ Week to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer Andrew for all his technical and camera skills , his hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to help us to make these videos possible.

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  • Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Move & Chat with Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    During the Covid-19 outbreak our cycling project Sheffield Cycling 4 All has suspended the cycling sessions offering disabled people the opportunity to ride a wide array of adapted trikes. The good news is we’ve launched a new online exercise session every Wednesday at 11am to help our participants and anyone else who wants to join us, keep fit and well until we’re back cycling together. Move & Chat offers a fun, gentle online exercise session led by a qualified instructor followed by an optional informal chat with other participants.We’re also offering 1 on 1 cycling sessions in Hillsborough park on a case by case basis, a trike Loan scheme and sports equipment for your home to keep you active.

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  • A Special Thank you to all our Volunteers

    A Special Thank you to all our Volunteers

    Volunteer’s Week ( 1 – 7 June ) is an annual celebration of the good work done by volunteers across the country. It’s an especial reminder to us all this year to take the time to say thank you to the millions of volunteers who have come forward during the Coronavirus outbreak to give their time to help and support vulnerable people in their community. The work we do at Disability Sheffield would not be possible without our valued volunteers who help us to deliver our services – answering information enquiries, providing advocacy support, writing about news and events , providing IT support, serving on the Disability Hub Committee, helping with admin, answering the phones, supporting Sheffield Cycling 4 All and Sheffield Voices learning disability group, filming videos, the list is getting longer ! During the past few months you’ve continued to support us from your homes while you are shielding and we cannot thank you enough.

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  • Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

    Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

    Dance music fans took steps to raise more than £700 for Disability Sheffield by taking part in a lockdown disco party on 25 April. So we would like to say a big thank you to Tom Collister , our Cycling 4 All Co-ordinator and DJ on the night – AKA Moonmonkey – and everyone who ‘boogied with a smile’ and danced along to support us.

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  • Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Hear what it’s really like being in lockdown from people with learning disabilities or autism as we discuss our experiences of being in isolation and invite you to take part. In our video members of the public join our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices, on webcam and talk about the good and the bad things about being in lockdown, social distancing and self isolating. We hope you’ll join in the conversation with us next time.

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  • Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

    Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

    Our new information sheet for individual employers and PAs contains guidance based on some of the questions we are being asked at Disability Sheffield by people who employ their own PAs. The outbreak of Coronavirus is a public health issue and as such certain precautions need to be taken by both employer and employee and both parties need to be aware in these difficult circumstances of their employment duties and rights.

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  • Disability Sheffield Services Update

    Disability Sheffield Services Update

    It’s important to us that we keep you up to date with what’s been happening over the last few weeks at Disability Sheffield. In response to the COVID19 outbreak we have made some changes to the services we provide so that we can better respond to the needs of disabled people we work with. All our staff are working remotely from home to keep in touch with our clients, provide the latest information relating to the Coronavirus and offer some new and practical support for disabled people in Sheffield including people who employ a PA for their social care.

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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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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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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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