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  • Testing for Coronavirus if you are Symptom Free

    Testing for Coronavirus if you are Symptom Free

    Everyone in England without symptoms of Coroavirus is able to take a free rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) test twice a week from 9 April.You can now order Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests online. Please do not use lateral flow tests if you have any Covid symptoms (a high temperature, a cough that won’t stop, or a loss/change in taste/smell) when you should self isolate and book a Coronavirus test or order a home test kit.

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  • Disability Becomes Unionised!

    Disability Becomes Unionised!

    What is claimed to be the first union set up in the United Kingdom ‘by and for disabled people’ has launched a recruitment campaign. The Disability Union was set up at the end of last year by George Baker and Joel Jordan who share an urge to increase inclusion by getting people to work together and support each other.

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  • Now is the Time

    Now is the Time

    In anticipation of the publication of the government’s Strategy for Disabled People, the Centre for Social Justice Disability Commission has published their ‘Now is the Time’ report, which sets out ambitious and transformative recommendations across employment, education, housing, transport and access to goods and services to support the ability of disabled people to live independently.

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  • Caroline Riding High With TV Appearance

    Caroline Riding High With TV Appearance

    Caroline Waugh, a volunteer at Sheffield Cycling 4 All, a project run by Disability Sheffield, can be seen on the screen tonight when her trusty but rusty trike – which she used while carrying the Olympic Torch a decade ago – gets a makeover .Caroline is appearing on BBC2 show Saved And Remade, in which much-loved but unused objects are transformed into new items. Can’t wait to see what’s made for you Caroline!

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  • Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Sheffield NHS CCG has launched a campaign ahead of Ramadan to raise awareness that having the Covid vaccine does not break your fast.Local Muslim faith leaders, working in partnership with the CCG and Sheffield City Council, are spreading the message that getting vaccinated while fasting is allowed in Islam.

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  • Young People Can Get Ahead

    Young People Can Get Ahead

    The latest edition of Disability Rights UK’s ‘Get Ahead’ newsletter co-edited with and for young people is now available to download from their website. This edition includes tales from lockdown, the Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline, upcoming webinar opportunities for budding artists and games and art reviews from students.

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  • Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Shaping Our Lives is recruiting disabled researchers for a project exploring how social workers are using digital technologies when working with disabled adults. This is part time freelance work for a study that runs from 10th May 2021 to 28th Feb 2022. Researchers will be paid at a rate of £30 per hour requiring a commitment of at least 3.5 hours per week and up to 7 hours per week on average. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April.

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  • Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    The next significant date in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is 29th March when outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place.Step 2, which will be no earlier than 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers,public buildings, including libraries and most outdoor attractions and settings.

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  • How to Vote during the Pandemic

    How to Vote during the Pandemic

    With local elections coming soon you may be wondering about the best way to cast your vote, especially with continuing restrictions on movement due to the Coronavirus crisis. SheffNews has issued ‘Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?’ with advice for the local election, the Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Sheffield Governance Referendum, which are all due to take place on 6 May 2021. If you’re not already registered to vote the deadline is 19 April.

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  • Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Although female life expectancy is higher than men in the UK, women on average spend less of their life in good health compared with men. Less is known about conditions that only affect women and women are diagnosed late or their conditions are overlooked. The government want to hear from as many women as possible from all ages and backgrounds about what you think works well and what needs to change.

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