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Disabilities and medical requirements

We have a number of halls of residence that offer adapted accommodation if you  

  • are registered disabled
  • have a diagnosed medical condition or sensory impairment that requires special consideration

We try to allocate you the accommodation most suitable for your needs and requirements.

We can offer

  • larger rooms for students who need extra space for equipment
  • wheelchair accessible flats
  • rooms for carers/personal assistants/support workers
  • reasonable adaptations to accommodation where needed

Demand for adapted accommodation is high and we have limited availability. Identifying your specific requirements early ensures we can offer you the most suitable accommodation, or identify additional support to help you find alternatives.

Visit in advance to look at accommodation options

Before applying we advise you to visit the University to look round potential accommodation.  This is also your opportunity to tell us what you need and discuss your requirements in detail. 

Dependent on the level of support required, you might consider bringing your carer/personal assistant/support worker or anyone who has been involved in your University application.

If you are unable to bring someone with you or if you are unable to visit us, please let us know and we will advise you.

You can contact us on 0114 225555 to arrange a visit.

Disclosure and confidentiality

Please provide details on your accommodation application form in the notes section, explaining your condition, detailing any specific requirements and how this may affect your room allocation.  Once we have received your application you will be sent an additional form requesting further details to support your application so that we can understand and meet your needs.

We understand that the decision to disclose your disability or condition can be difficult. We strongly encourage you to disclose at the earliest possible stage so that you can benefit from as much support as possible. We keep your information and will only share relevant information with your accommodation provider to enable them to offer the appropriate level of support throughout your tenancy. 

If you answer no and then later disclose any disability we may not be able to offer you the most appropriate accommodation which may delay your allocation.

Sheffield Hallam University is committed to the principles of inclusion and equal opportunities. Our disabled student support team offers advice, information and guidance. For more information please visit our student support pages.

Disability accommodation policy

The University should ensure that students are not disadvantaged in their accommodation choices (including financially) as a result of their disability and will provide suitable adapted accommodation where required. 

Read the disabled students allowance and disability-related accommodation costs policy (PDF, 217.8KB) for further information.

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