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  • New Singing for the Brain Sessions

    New Singing for the Brain Sessions

    A new singing group for people with dementia is starting free online sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm starting on Wednesday 13th January , offering a friendly opportunity to sing a variety of well known songs. Singing is known to help stimulate the minds of people with dementia and there will also be a series of fun vocal exercises to improve brain activity and wellbeing.

  • January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    Speakup are continuing to raise awareness about their new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet . If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Online sessions are scheduled for 19th & 20th January.

  • Staying Inn at Christmas

    Staying Inn at Christmas

    You don’t need to be lonely this Christmas, even if you happen to be spending it alone. Instead why not have some fun in a virtual pub which aims to be accessible to everyone? The Staying Inn was set up to keep people in self-isolation connected during Covid-19 and will be holding several events over the festive season.

  • Planning a Safe Christmas

    Planning a Safe Christmas

    Sheffield City Council has issued advice on staying safe this Christmas. This takes the form of a video in which Greg Fell, Director of Public Health in the city, goes through ten helpful principals for you to carefully consider whilst planning your Christmas arrangements.The government’s revised message is that a smaller Christmas is a safer Christmas, and a shorter Christmas is a safer Christmas.

  • 'Arts' Commissioning for Professional Disabled Artists

    'Arts' Commissioning for Professional Disabled Artists

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, BBC Arts, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland have launched a new ‘Culture in Quarantine’ commissioning round to celebrate the work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse artists. Applications are now open until 12 noon on Tuesday 12 January 2021.

  • NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    NHS Identification Letter for Unpaid Carers

    As part of their Covid-19 work to support unpaid carers, NHS England has produced a carers’ identification letter and guidance. It has been developed to support unpaid carers, including young carers, who may need to provide care to people in their own home, or across multiple homes. Its purpose is to provide an explanation of why someone may need to be out more frequently or visit different homes.The letter has not been made available for the public to download, but can be issued to named carers by a health/care provider or carers’ support organisation, including from Disability Sheffield.

  • Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is hosting a Jingle & Mingle online Christmas festival from the 14th to 18th of December, designed for people with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and/or long Covid symptoms.The group describes it as a great opportunity for people with chronic illnesses to feel less isolated in the Christmas period and to socialise with others who understand their condition.

  • Free Christmas Day Activities with the WEA

    Free Christmas Day Activities with the WEA

    In these uncertain times, the Workers Educational Association will be providing FREE online activities on Christmas Day for everyone. Their short activities will run throughout the day and will provide fun and a chance to chat. Join in at any time in a safe space with friendly faces from the comfort of your own home.

  • Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Each month Healthwatch Sheffield collate enquiries from members of the public, feedback from voluntary sector colleagues, and stories shared on Care Opinion about issues Sheffield people have faced while trying to access health and social care services during the pandemic. Healthwatch Sheffield also conducted a survey from late May to late July to find out how changes in Health and Social Care services caused by the pandemic affected local people, and the way they access support and have recently published their findings.

  • Sheffield REC Public Meeting

    Sheffield REC Public Meeting

    Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will hold its first public hearing on Tuesday 8 December from 10am to 4.30pm to examine evidence of racial inequalities within health and healthcare in Sheffield.The hearings will be thematic with the first focusing on ‘Health’. The Commission will hear from speakers from across the healthcare industry on their experiences of racial inequalities in the sector and what they’re doing to tackle the issue. The meeting will take place online and members of the public are invited to watch via Zoom.

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