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  • Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled people in the UK have been disproportionately exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, according to research conducted in Sheffield.The report calls for questions about whether there are sufficient safeguards for disabled people in the workplace, and the longer-term implications for a labour market where COVID-19 is a persistent health issue.

  • Petition to End Institutionalisation

    Petition to End Institutionalisation

    On the International Day of Disabled People the European Network on Independent Living ( ENIL )launched a petition for members of the public to sign, with a hope to attract the attention of policy and decision makers at both national and European levels. It makes a series of demands, such as the closure of institutions for disabled people across Europe, to enable disabled people to live independently and with dignity.

  • Living With Dementia Toolkit

    Living With Dementia Toolkit

    A new online toolkit has been developed for and by people living with dementia and carers covering topics such as staying safe and well, staying active, staying connected, keeping a sense of purpose and staying positive. It aims to inspire through examples of real-life experiences, offering ideas to help people with dementia live how they choose and giving hope for the future.

  • Wheelchair Skills Workshops For Youngsters

    Wheelchair Skills Workshops For Youngsters

    Learning how to use a wheelchair can be difficult but the charity ‘Go Kids Go’are running training sessions in Sheffield next month on Sunday 16th January 2022 to help youngsters learn all the skills they need. During the sessions trainers work with between one and four families at a time, focussing on the young person’s wheelchair skills enabling them to be as independent as possible.Social distancing measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.

  • New BAME Befriending Project for Over 65s

    New BAME Befriending Project for Over 65s

    A new inclusive befriending service for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities in Sheffield has been set up. The Inclusive Community Care project is part of Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s existing Good Neighbout scheme, helping to reduce older people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation through regular telephone support and friendly visits to their home.

  • Managing Mental Wellbeing Over Christmas

    Managing Mental Wellbeing Over Christmas

    It may be the most wonderful time of the year but Christmas can be overwhelming and stressful for many people. So Sheffield IAPT (Improving Access To Psychological Therapies) is offering help in the form of one-off managing wellbeing sessions, during which you can learn techniques and tools to help support yourself.The sessions take place on Thursday 9th December from 5.30pm-6.30pm and Thursday 16th December at the same time.

  • Interested in Consumer Research?

    Interested in Consumer Research?

    Have you ever wanted unbiased reviews, information and guidance on products and services based on research with disabled and older consumers? If so you may have come across the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, which is looking for new panel members to join the other 2,600 people trying to make products and services more accessible and inclusive.

  • Ask, Listen, Do

    Ask, Listen, Do

    If you work for an organisation which supports people with a learning disability or autism, do you have a way for the people you support to give feedback, raise a concern, or make a complaint? “Ask Listen Do” is a good way of helping people speak up and could also help your service improve. The templates and leaflets are available for free from Speak Up.

  • New Face Mask Rules

    New Face Mask Rules

    From 30 Nov 2021 it is compulsory for people in England to wear a face covering ( if you are able to wear one ) on all public transport, including taxis and private hire vehicles and in shops ( and public facing areas ). The new ruling has been put in place by the UK government to limit the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Disability Sheffield has issued a new video warning that the Coronavirus crisis has not come to an end yet and warning people to continue to take precautions.

  • The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen writing group has been relaunched, offering people with learning disabilities and autism the chance to put their thoughts into writing. The free group, supported by Sheffield Voices is run by people with learning disabilities and supported by experienced professional writers and volunteers. It has moved to an afternoon slot of 2-3pm every Friday, starting on December 3rd.

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