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  • Young Carers Activity Fund and E Vouchers

    Young Carers Activity Fund and E Vouchers

    Do you know any young carers who are isolated and in need of a break? If so, the Young Carers Activity Fund could help.As well as individual and group grants of £300, organisations can also apply for £20 e-vouchers for young carers. Young carers can use the vouchers to buy whatever they like to help relieve some of the boredom and stress of caring.There is no closing date for the vouchers, which will be allocated until the funding is gone.

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  • Worrying about Money?

    Worrying about Money?

    Today sees the launch of Sheffield’s new ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet to help people experiencing financial insecurity, and those supporting them, to easily identify and access appropriate financial support and advice. By helping people access any existing financial entitlements and advice,the hope is to reduce the need for emergency food aid.

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  • Thank You Day

    Thank You Day

    On Sunday 4 July the country is coming together to celebrate Thank You Day, a new national day of recognition, to mark the Covid-19 pandemic.The aim is for as many people as possible to be involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you – and the whole of the UK gets together.

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  • Leisure Time Sessions Returning

    Leisure Time Sessions Returning

    A fun and friendly group which organises leisure events for disabled people has restarted and there are hopes for expansion once Covid-19 regulations loosen up. The ‘Leisure Time’ sessions take place at Concord Sports Centre” on Friday mornings from 10.30-12.30 and costs £3.00 (carers free ).

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  • Free PPE to Collect

    Free PPE to Collect

    Anyone providing unpaid care and support to an adult with a disability or long term impairment, including a learning disability and/or autistim, living in a different household, can now obtain free PPE from one of the seven main family centres in the city. The packs contain: face masks, shields, aprons and gloves.This provision is in line with updated government guidance which includes information on washing hands, use of PPE, and respiratory hygiene.

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  • Loneliness Awareness Week

    Loneliness Awareness Week

    This year the Marmalade Trust is encouraging people to see loneliness as an experience, not a condition that defines us. By building a greater awareness and acceptance of loneliness, we can help ourselves and others to manage the feeling.The trust offers a number of resources including a guide to Loneliness and a three step approach to taking action that could help you or anyone you know who’s lonely.

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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+ .

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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