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  • Sunflower Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

    Sunflower  Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

    Sainsbury’s supermarkets are rolling out a scheme designed to enhance the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment. Shoppers will be able to pick up a sunflower lanyard at participating Sainsbury’s stores, which will act as a discreet sign to alert staff to customers who may need additional help whilst shopping

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  • Move More Celebrates Inclusive Sport

    Move More Celebrates Inclusive Sport

    Having any type of impairment can make it even more difficult to be physically active. That’s why Move More has organised a special event celebrating inclusive sport on Thursday March 28th at the English Institute of Sport, on Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA . People of all ages are welcome and admission is free for anyone with a disability.

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  • Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

    Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

    Disability Sheffield has joined with over one hundred social care sector organisations by signing an open letter to Ministers criticising the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.The letter puts on public record serious concerns about the content, progress and passage of the Bill saying the reforms pose a real threat to the human rights of people requiring the greatest support in life.

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  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

    We’re grateful to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown who will be holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for Disability Sheffield on Sunday May 26th, from noon till 4pm. Please save the date in your diary. We’d love to hear from you if you’re willing to volunteer to support us in organising the event and/or help out on the afternoon with fundraising activities such as hosting fete type games and manning our information stand or just with your ideas for the party!

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  • DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

    DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

    Campaigning group Disabled People Against Cuts has issued a report containing their concerns about the possibility of a universal basic income. Their report called ‘Solution or Illusion’ expresses reservations about the idea , which has supporters from across the political spectrum.

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  • Living Wages For Carers Petition

    Living Wages For Carers Petition

    A Sheffield organisation which supports relatives of adults with learning disabilities or autism has launched a petition calling for all employed carers to be paid the living wage.
    Families Lobbying And Advising Sheffield hopes to be able to gain the 10,000 signatures required for the petition to be responded to by the Government then the 100,000 for it to be discussed in Parliament.

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  • Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Assistance Dog Owner Wins Taxi Discrimination Case

    Guide Dogs has issued a reminder has issued a reminder about the right to ride with your guide dog in taxis after a blind BBC journalist won a discrimination case recently.The Equality Act 2010 states that taxi and minicab drivers must carry assistance dogs unless they have genuine health reasons not to do so and have a certificate of proof.

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  • Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub were represented at the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28 January by Debbie Sunday. Debbie composed and recited a moving piece, questioning how we support those displaced by genocide and war in making a new home. The theme of the Memorial Day this year was Torn from Home.

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  • Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    Student Advisors Needed to Develop Training for Workplace PAs

    We are developing training for students who might need to employ a Workplace Personal Assistant when they graduate. We are seeking to recruit 3 advisors , who are current students or recent graduates of Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Sheffield , to help us develop the training. You will receive a one off £150 payment when the work is complete. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th February.

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  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

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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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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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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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