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  • Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre new ‘Keep in Touch’ guide aims to help carers, and those they care for maintain social connections whilst also following physical distancing guidelines. The 12-page guide highlights the importance of having social interaction and lists some of the most popular ways people are now keeping in touch.

  • Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All has secured funding for storage space to keep their selection of adapted bikes after having to move from their original base due to alterations to the Hillsborough park’s amenities. Sheffield City Council has set up an online survey to gauge opinions on the storage space itself and how it should look. Please contribute to the discussion about the planning proposal. The survey closes on 3 February.

  • Disability Unit Survey

    Disability Unit Survey

    The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a national strategy for disabled people. Publication is planned for Spring 2021. To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, the Disability Unit has issued a survey hoping to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

  • At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group at Disability Sheffield, has produced a useful calendar (pictured) which provides an overview of free weekly events on Zoom for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to mingle, make new friends and enjoy interesting activities.

  • Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. Be alert to and find out how to report any scams.

  • 'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    People with hidden disabilities and conditions such as autism and Parkinson’s Disease are much less likely to be approved for a Blue Badge, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Of 109 councils who responded to a BBC Shared Data Unit Freedom of Information Request,80% across the UK had higher approval rates for physical conditions. In ten councils the disparity between physical and hidden conditions was more than 50%.

  • Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Government guidance for people who have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ was updated on 7th January. Letters are being sent to everyone in this group. You are advised not to go to the shops or to a pharmacy and to register for additional support. COVID-19 case numbers are now very high and rising rapidly across the country, driven by the new variant of COVID-19.Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new national Stay at Home lockdown guidance.

  • Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    With another lockdown taking place at the moment, finding ways of staying fit and healthy while stopping indoors has become imperative. Disability Rights UK has teamed up with Sense and Durham University to produce pre-recorded videos aimed at supporting disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The new Get Yourself Active at Home timetable – with new workouts released regularly until the end of February – is now available!

  • Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

    Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

    Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Rotherham Sight and Sound are offering a free twice weekly ‘Looking Ahead’ course, delivered by Zoom during January and February, for people who are newly diagnosed or living with sight loss.

  • Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty, has issued this new report saying that disabled people on ‘legacy’ benefits (Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support) are losing out on government support during the Coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile Sheffield City Council has reported there is a low uptake for their Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant and is urging people to apply. If you need support to apply you can call the council on their dedicated helpline number on 0114 273 4567 .

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