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  • Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

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  • Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Equal Access: Getting it Right for People with Disabilities

    Local authorities across England need to ensure disabled people are at the heart of how their services operate says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. His latest report shares the learning from his investigations to help councils, and other local services meet their legal duties to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to access their services, whatever their needs.

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  • Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Healthy Living : Carers Focus Group

    Our new ‘Healthy Living’ coproduction project aims to make Sheffield community based physical activity, exercise and health groups more accessible to people who are autistic, have a learning disability or live with severe mental ill health. As part of our research we are holding a focus group for carers ( including lunch ) on Tues 24th May 2022 from 10am to 12noon.

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  • Put Your Access and Support Needs In Profile

    Put Your Access and Support Needs In Profile

    It’s irritating sometimes having to repeat your access requirements to various organisations, only to find they’ve been forgotten about, or lost, or you’ve missed something. Shaping Our Lives, has set up a free tool – the My Involvement Profile – designed by its members to record access and support needs which can then be shared with organisations before events or when you get involved in things such as focus groups.

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  • Steering to Accessibility

    Steering to Accessibility

    A recent success of the Disability Steering Group set up by Sheffield City Trust and Disability Sheffield has been the development of the SCT website. It’s now much easier to plan a visit and access information about accessible activities and venues at SCT on the new ‘Accessibility’ pages, thanks to the great contribution of members of the Disability Steering Group. Check out the new pages and comment or get involved.

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  • Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Free Taxi Provision to Access Vaccination Clinics

    Sheffield City Council is offering support to provide a taxi service to anyone unable to access their Covid jabs at a vaccination clinic because of transport difficulties, who otherwise could not or would not attend. Sheffield City Council will then receive an itemised bill of the trip and cover the cost. This arrangement is currently running until 31st March 2022. If you meet the criteria and have a disability we can help by arranging a taxi for you ( using a code provided by the council ) so just get in touch.

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  • Sharing Taxi Experiences

    Sharing Taxi Experiences

    If you are a taxi user and have any recent experiences you would like to share then please get in touch with us at Disability Sheffield.Also do you have views on whether wheelchair accessible rear loading taxis would be a good or a bad thing? Sharing your experiences will help support work both on existing taxi issues already reported and on responses to the Clean Air Zone proposals which require many taxi drivers to change or upgrade their vehicles.

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  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    Have your say on where you vote. We reported earlier this year about the local campaign for accessible polling stations. Sheffield City Council is reviewing polling districts and want to make sure polling stations are in the right locations and have suitable facilities to make voting as easy as possible for everyone.They have already made some proposals and would like your feedback by 30 November.

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  • Mental Health Support at Work

    Mental Health Support at Work

    Did you know that you can get support with your mental health at work through Access to Work? Able Futures and Remploy deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service service, which offers a step-by-step support plan, advice on simple reasonable adjustments in the workplace and access to a mental health professional for up to nine months to support you in your journey to better mental health.

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  • Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

    At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Accessible Information Standard has impacted patient experiences, five years on from its implementation in 2016. Please complete their survey.

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