Disability awareness: World Cerebral Palsy Day (6 Oct)

Over 17 million people worldwide live with Cerebral Palsy. They need more support as it’s one of the most common physical disabilities, it affects children throughout their life and does not have a cure. 

Find out about what the charity, Scope, is doing to recognise this day.  

It’s important for us all to strive to create an inclusive environment, both in work and in our home lives, supporting those with Cerebral Palsy and their friends and family. This year, let us become a catalyst for change to help improve their lives and make a commitment to:

  • tell your own life story or share a colleague’s or friend’s life story to help educate those around us
  • think about how you can help and support your family, friends and our employees with Cerebral Palsy? Why not take your ideas to a team meeting and talk about how you can make a difference to someone? 

Internal information and resources

To the right you will find useful links including reasonable adjustments, flexible working, support and advice regarding your health and wellbeing through to your professional and career support with coaching, mentoring and buddy support and guidance documents for managers.

How to learn more about disability

We have launched four new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training products on disability and strongly encourage everyone to complete them. 

External support

Disability Sheffield have a Covid Support Page, they also have a mailing list at the bottom of the page that you can sign up to, to receive general information. You can also follow them on their facebook and twitter. 

Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS)

The main aim of SOHAS is to keep people in work. They work with GP’s, clinicians and employers to ensure that people are given practical and common sense advice and support to keep them in work. To access the service you can ring 0114 27557560, go to their website and use the “ask the expert tab” or email sohas@sohas.co.uk. The service we provide is free and confidential and is accessible for anyone who lives and works in Sheffield. 

AccessAble

AccessAble is a website and app that gives users detailed and factual access information for a variety of venues up and down the country, from restaurants to hospitals and theatres to shopping centres. Here at the Council we have a contract with AccessAble which means they survey venues for us and add the details to their site ensuring that this will make trips out in Sheffield more accessible for all.