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  • Video Vote Gives Disabled People A Sporting Chance

    Video Vote Gives Disabled People A Sporting Chance

    Who says disabled people aren’t competitive? Well, you have the chance to prove that they are – and can also play to win – by voting for a fundraising video in a prestigious contest. Activity Alliance aims to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active. Their video – actually entitled Who Says Disabled People Aren’t Competitive? – has been entered for this year’s Charity Film Awards.

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  • Putting PIP Assessments On The Record

    Putting PIP Assessments On The Record

    Campaigners calling for compulsory recording of Personal Independence Payments assessments have taken matters into their own hands – by loaning out equipment to disabled people who want to get theirs taped. DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of national organisation Disabled People Against Cuts organised a crowdfunding appeal to purchase equipment and raised enough to buy two sets, although they are now hoping to buy more.The service is backed by and was launched at Disability Sheffield’s office at The Circle in Sheffield city centre. The first disabled person to use the equipment was a Disability Sheffield volunteer.

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  • Visiting Hours at Sheffield Hospitals

    Visiting Hours at Sheffield Hospitals

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals ( STH ) is evaluating their visiting hours and running a survey to collect the views of inpatients and visitors. STH moved from set visiting hours to flexible visiting between 8am to 8pm last year, and want to find out how this has affected patients and their visitors.

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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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  • Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Anne-Marie Marshall complained to Sheffield City Council and successfully campaigned for parking bays for blue badge holders, in her area of Crookes. So much so that the Council has asked her to help them identify where bays are needed. Anne-Marie is inviting you to contact her if you live in an area where there are on street parking bays that don’t have bays for blue badge holders so that she can let the Council know.

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  • Share your Experience of Cycling and Walking in South Yorkshire

    Share your Experience of Cycling and Walking in South Yorkshire

    Sheffield City Region has launched their Active Travel Map, an online tool for people from across South Yorkshire to share their experiences of walking and cycling in their area. They would particularly like to hear from disabled people, wheelchair users and people who have mobility aids.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the Next Step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the Next Step to Employment

    The employability project, Walking for Purpose, has announced its Autumn/Winter walks programme . Walking for Purpose offers jobseekers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and training that employers want, whilst being active with a gentle walk.

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  • ROFA Disabled People’s Manifesto 2019

    ROFA Disabled People’s Manifesto 2019

    Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) is an alliance of Disabled People and their User Led Organisations in England who have joined together to defend disabled people’s rights and campaign for an inclusive society. ROFA is consulting members on their Disabled People’s Manifesto and Disabled People’s Demands for the First 100 days of the new Government. The deadline for responses is Thursday, 31st October 2019 if you would like to comment.

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  • Join In The City's Big Conversation

    Join In The City's Big Conversation

    Sheffield City Council wants to hear from as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, from every part of Sheffield, about the issues that affect you, your communities and your city. The Big City Conversation will be a chance to tell the council (and partners who work with them) about the things you need, the things that affect you, and how you feel you can influence decisions around these issues. Their next event is on Wednesday October 30 from 6 – 8pm at the Town Hall.

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  • Survey Into Annual Health Checks

    Survey Into Annual Health Checks

    People with a learning disability ( and/or autism ) are entitled to free Annual Health Checks from a doctor but not many people are aware of this provision including doctors and health and social care providers supporting people with a learning disability. Skills for Care are carrying out a survey to try to identify the reasons why people aren’t getting their annual health check and what can be done to improve uptake.

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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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Ruth

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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Andrew Crooks

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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