Video: Sheffield disability charity shortlisted for national award

by Dan Barker and Heli Wang

A Sheffield-based charity that aims at promoting independence for people with disabilities has been shortlisted for a national award, the only Yorkshire-based charity to do so.

Disability Sheffield, which encourages a “social approach” to disability to help people live independent lives, beat almost 800 other entries to make it onto the top 30 shortlist of The Guardian Charity Awards.

For over 24-years, the awards have showcased small and medium-sized charities working to improve social wellbeing from across the country, showing their work and giving them the platform they need to expand.




If the charity wins the award it will be given a £3000 prize, specialised training days and assistance from The Foundation of Social Improvement.

Chief Executive of Disability Sheffield, Emily Morton, said that she would like to thank all of the charities staff, volunteers and trustees for their commitment towards making Sheffield more accessible to disabled people.

“This is an incredible achievement and a great acknowledgement to the work we do,” she said.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries, said: “Disability Sheffield is one of Sheffield’s fantastic charities which is making a big difference to people’s lives. It’s great that they’re being recognised nationally and I hope they go on to win the award.”

The five winning charities will be announced in December.

Heli Wang

MA Broadcast Journalism student from China.