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  • Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    Inquest into Tragic Death of Local Disabled Woman

    The Guardian has reported on an inquest taking place at Sheffield Town Hall into the tragic death of a young woman with learning disabilities. Laura Booth stopped eating after she was admitted to the Royal Hallamshire hospital for a routine eye operation in October 2016 after her attempts at communication were, her family says, ignored by clinicians.

  • Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    Consultation on Compulsory Vaccination of Care Home Staff

    The government is seeking views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.This would mean older adult care home providers could only use those staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccination (or those with a legitimate medical exemption) in line with government guidance.The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 21 May 2021.

  • Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    The government has published updated guidance on how personal assistants ( PAs ) working in adult social care in England can access twice weekly Covid-19 testing. Personal assistants will be eligible for testing if they provide care that requires them to come within 2 metres of an adult over the age of 18 who they support.Personal assistants should order a box of 7 lateral flow tests (LFTs) every 21 days for themselves, or an employer can order test kits on their behalf and all test results must be registered.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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