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  • Help the Policy Lab to Gain Insight Into Life As A Disabled Person

    Help the Policy Lab to Gain Insight Into Life As A Disabled Person

    The Civil Service is looking for volunteers to take part in major research into the everyday lived experience of individual disabled people. The Policy Lab, based in the Cabinet Office, is looking for people who have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. Your input will help policy makers in the Civil Service to better understand the people they are trying to reach. High Street Vouchers are provided to all research participants.

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  • New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    A new survey about the impact of austerity on disabled people hopes to publish its results before the General Election takes place on December 12th and will be used as the basis for a look into the future of disability rights in Britain and a call for improvements. The Public Interest Research Centre and Disabled People Against Cuts are hoping for a quick response to the survey.

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  • Continence Service Survey

    Continence Service Survey

    Have you used continence services in Sheffield? Do you care for someone who uses continence services? Throughout November, a group of Councillors from Sheffield City Council are listening to people’s experience of using continence services in Sheffield and they want to hear from you.

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  • The Ripple Effect

    The Ripple Effect

    Sheffield Mind’s ‘The Ripple Effect’ is a bereavement ‘navigation service’ designed to enable people to access emotional and practical support after the loss of a loved one. It provides up to 3 months of one-to-one support and additional group activities in Greenhill, Beauchief and surrounding areas for people experiencing bereavement. The ‘ripple effect’ comes when the newly empowered individual shares their skills and confidence with others in the community.

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  • Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    The British Parliament’s Joint Committee On Human Rights findings condemn the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.

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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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  • Please Nominate Us for 12 Days of Giving

    Please Nominate Us for 12 Days of Giving

    Christmas is a time for giving – and you can help Disability Sheffield carry out its vital services by nominating us for a church charity windfall. Ecclesiastical, a specialist insurance and financial company owned by Allchurches Trust is running a 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway to deserving causes in the UK. The more people nominate us the higher our chances – thank you.

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  • Join us at Disability Sheffield's Christmas Party!

    Join us at Disability Sheffield's Christmas Party!

    Our spectacular live music fundraising event is back by popular demand at Crookes Social Club and this year we’re excited to announce it’s at Christmas! Yey, we’re really looking forward to this one. A night of music and fun with our staff, volunteers, friends and anyone else who wants to attend will be the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and the great year we’ve had at Disability Sheffield. Join us Yo Dynamo, DJ Moonmonkey, Pitbull Panda and DJ Dr Nic on Friday 20th December from 7.30pm to 11pm at Crookes Social Club.

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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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  • 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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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

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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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

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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