Sheffield charity is up for the Guardian Charity Awards

A Sheffield local charity has been shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards.

Disability Sheffield Centre for Independent Living (CIL) is one of 30 charities to be shortlisted for the unique award.

The Guardian Awards celebrate small and medium-sized charities working to improve social wellbeing.

The Centre for Independent Living has made the final cut from 700 applicants.

The five winning charities will be announced on 13 December at an awards lunch in the Guardian’s London head office.

Emily Morton, Disability Sheffield Chief Executive, said: ‘’This is an incredible achievement and a great acknowledgement of the work we do. We have a good profile and reputation in the city and this can only help to support us as we work towards making the organisation sustainable in the longer term.

‘’I would like to thank all our staff, volunteers and trustees for their commitment and passion in working towards making Sheffield a better place for disabled people to live”

Disability Sheffield Centre for Independent Living is a fully inclusive of all disabilities organisation.

CIL is even managed by people with disabilities.

The charity was established back in 2003 to promote independent living by supporting disabled people across Sheffield.

All the projects have been developed by people with special needs and have been co-designed and co-delivered by them.

Daniela Velkova

Journalist University of Sheffield

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