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  • Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    The government has recommended taking a Vitamin D supplement during the Autumn and Winter months and is offering a free 4 month supply for adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you would like to opt-in to receive your free supply of vitamin D, you will need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 4 January 2021.

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  • Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    The Government has announced that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December and enter into the tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Some tier 3 restrictions will be different this time compared to when Sheffield was in tier 3 before lockdown started on 5 November.The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.

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  • Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    Exploring The Disability Employment Gap

    The UK Parliament’s Work And Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry aiming to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and look at how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market. They want to hear from disabled people about your experiences.You can submit evidence until Friday 18 December 2020.

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  • Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by reductions and cancellations to NHS treatments caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has shown. The Office For National Statistics has issued a new report titled ‘Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: September 2020.’

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  • Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    In many languages, Boloh means speak. If you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child ( 11+ ), young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? you can speak to Barnado’s new helpline about your worries, problems and stresses during the pandemic. On the phone, helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi. Psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French and Punjabi.

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  • Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    Do you Care on Carers Rights Day

    The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 today is ‘Know Your Rights’. Sheffield Young Carers and Sheffield Carers Centre have made a series of campaign videos to mark Carers Rights Day. They want carers to understand they are not alone and that every carer has rights which can help to make their lives easier.

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  • Home Instead Senior Care Free Activity Books

    Home Instead Senior Care Free Activity Books

    Home Instead Senior Care have contacted us to say that they have received funding for activity books which include word searches, suduko, spot the difference, memory games, geography quiz etc which are great at exercising your brain during lockdown . If you’re an activity book fan you can contact Home Instead for a copy. Please note that by informing you about the free books we are not recommending Home Instead to you as a care service provider.

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  • John's Campaign Survey on Care Home Visiting

    John's Campaign Survey on Care Home Visiting

    Do you have a family member or friend living in a care home ? Is access improving? Is family contact becoming more meaningful and appropriate? If not, where do the problems lie? Healthwatch Sheffield, Disability Sheffield, Sheffield Carers Centre and Age UK Sheffield are all supporting a survey by John’s Campaign, which wants to make sure that people can visit relatives in care homes safely. This survey can help Healthwatch Sheffield see what visiting is like for you, and whether more needs to be done to support you and your relative or friend to have meaningful contact. The closing date for the survey is 30th November 2020.

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  • Universal Basic Income Plus Group Set Up

    Universal Basic Income Plus Group Set Up

    Campaigners for a universal basic income have set up a group which will hold regular meetings to discuss plans. UBILabDisability part of the UBI Lab Network will hold online meetings twice a month starting on Monday 23rd November at 10.30am. The first meeting will also be used to set the Lab’s agenda going forward.

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  • Stretching Out at the Yoga 4 All Sessions

    Stretching Out at the Yoga 4 All Sessions

    With another Coronavirus lockdown underway at the moment and seemingly nobody sure what the future holds, the need to relax is more important than ever. So those kind folks at Sheffield Cycling 4 All have set up an online yoga class – a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Participants have been telling our intrepid reporter, Disability Sheffield volunteer John Quinn, about taking part!

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