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  • Our Leisure Factsheet will Help You to Move More

    Our newly updated Leisure Factsheet is a great place to look if you want to find out about leisure activities for disabled people in Sheffield and live a healthier and more active lifestyle .Perfect for Move More Month this June.

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  • Latest on Plans to Ban Plastic Straws

    The Spinal Injuries Association reports that following consultation between themselves and the UK Government, several exemptions have been announced to the Government’s plan to ban single-use plastic straws. Legislation will come into force in April 2020.

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  • Dutch City Wins International Accessibility Award

    The Dutch city of Breda has won a prestigious award for its efforts to improve accessibility for disabled people.The Access City Award, which in 2017 was won by Chester in England, is awarded by the European Commmission at the European Day Of Persons With Disabilities. Read how Breda has attempted to improve access and provides a lesson and a model for Sheffield and other British cities to aspire to.

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  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

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  • Mad Hatter's Party Was Topper Class Entertainment

    Natalie Yarrow, Disability Sheffield’s Vice Chairperson would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Sunday’s event at The Barrel in Chapeltown – “ to the brilliant landlady Steph Tate and her fabulous team, the Alice in Wonderland characters and an assortment of stallholders, our amazing volunteers, staff members and trustees, all of whom helped to raise the profile of Disability Sheffield whilst generating much-appreciated funds. Not forgetting The Barrel’s customers too, thank you for your support; now you know who we are maybe we can be of service to you or someone you know!”

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  • Workplace Personal Assistants Policy

    Disability Sheffield has been working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and University of York to continue the development of their research project, Workplace Personal Assistants (WPA). We are keen to work with employers to develop a policy/guidance that can be adapted for each workplace and easily adopted by businesses to ensure that all aspects of having WPAs are considered.

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  • Pavement Parking Inquiry

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub together with the Access Liaison Group have put together a response to the Transport Committee Pavement Parking Inquiry highlighting pavement parking as a seriously dangerous issue for wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments, blind people and people with sensory impairments or any pavement user forced to leave the pavement and use the public highway, which poses obvious risks.

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  • Sheffield’s First Dementia Conversation Event

    Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance is holding its first Dementia Conversation event on Thursday 13 June 2019 from 9.30am to 3pm at St Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ. The event is open to people living with dementia and their families and carers, members of Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance and organisations working in Sheffield to become more dementia friendly.

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  • Be A Book At University's Living Library

    As part of their Living Library events the Department Of Sociological Studies at Sheffield University is looking for people with autism and/or learning disabilities to tell their stories to social work students. The Living Library takes places on Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

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  • Social Care Crisis and Independent Living Threat

    This month we see a little more movement on the government’s promised green paper on social care. It has taken from as far back as March 2017, when the Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care. Here we provide an update and link on the ‘forthcoming’ Green Paper on social care for adults, which we understand will now be published at “the earliest opportunity”.

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