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  • Pause at Step 3 of the Roadmap

    Pause at Step 3 of the Roadmap

    In England from 21 June, there’s a 4-week pause at Step 3 of the roadmap. After 2 weeks, the government will review the data to see if the risks from the new Covid variant have reduced. It’s expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July. It’s six months ago this week since the start of the vaccination programme. See the latest briefing from NHS Sheffield including the vaccination campaign to target young people aged 18+ .

  • New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    Autistic job seekers are among the most disadvantaged, with just 22% of people with autism in full-time paid employment, the lowest of all disabled groups. The charities Ambitious about Autism and The Autism Education Trust have launched their Transition to Employment Toolkit to support disadvantaged autistic young people into the job market, following the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Debbie's Rambling is Accessible

    Debbie's Rambling is Accessible

    Disabled rambler Debbie North, who was recently interviewed by Clare Balding for her Radio Four programme Ramblings,will be seeing the sights near Sheffield this summer as she leads an accessible and wheelchair-friendly adventure in the Peak District. Debbie, who lives in Cumbria was a keen hill walker until a spinal condition meant she now has to use a wheelchair. She is now passionate about making the countryside accessible.

  • Digital Data Sharing Date Delayed

    Digital Data Sharing Date Delayed

    A scheme to allow GPs’ information on their patients to be collated in a central database which could be accessed by third parties such as pharmaceutical firms and researchers has been delayed after pressure until September 1st. However there is still anger that people will need to ‘opt out’ and that this has not been advertised widely.

  • Move More Strategy Launch

    Move More Strategy Launch

    Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy that sets out a clear vision and mission .The renewed approach comes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen health inequalities get worse in Sheffield with the most disadvantaged areas and communities being disproportionately affected.

  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

  • New Guidance for GP Practices and a Rethink on NHS Dentistry

    New Guidance for GP Practices and a Rethink on NHS Dentistry

    Healthwatch England, National Voices and the Patients Association England have responded to new guidance to GP practices across the country on facilitating more face-to-face appointments for patients who need it. Healthwatch England is also calling for a ‘radical reform’ of dentistry to create more equitable and affordable dental care.

  • Wellbeing Workshops For Young Autistic Women

    Wellbeing Workshops For  Young Autistic Women

    Young women who have autism are invited to take part in a new series of free online sessions starting on June 8th to July 13th designed to improve wellbeing and creativity. The workshops offered by Access Space will help participants explore and practice techniques such as breath work and meditation and will also give the chance to share experience.

  • Carers Week Offers and Events

    Carers Week Offers and Events

    Carers Week ( 7 – 13 June ) is an annual event that raises awareness and celebrates the massive contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities by providing a wide range of help and support to relatives and friends. Check out special offers and events for carers during the week.

  • Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Disabled, female and into fashion? I so you may be able to help a student who is doing her dissertation on the the fashion industry’s attitude to disability. Catalina, who is studying at a London based school of fashion and design is planning to conduct a focus group on Zoom with female volunteers to discuss problems in finding suitable outfits and look for solutions to making fashion more accessible.

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