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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.

  • Moving out of Lockdown Advice

    Moving out of Lockdown Advice

    The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown calendar moves onto a further stage today as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions. This includes shops and indoor hospitality re-opening and up to 6 people or 2 households being able to meet indoors. However a new COVID-19 variant is spreading in some parts of England and the government is urging caution during this phase in order to continue to stay safe.If getting ‘back to normal’ is causing worries visit the Every Mind Matters COVID-19 hub for simple tips and advice.

  • Have You Used A Dodgy Benefits Advisor?

    Have You Used A Dodgy Benefits Advisor?

    People claiming benefits often reach out for advice on how to deal with the system – but unfortunately not all advisors are honest and exploit benefit claimants to make money while providing poor or non-existent support. Activist group Disabled People Against Cuts is asking people to tell them about their experiences as they launch a campaign to try to stop these sharks. DPAC has also issued its own advice about selecting a benefits advisor preferably from Citizens Advice.

  • Which Guide: Vulnerable Households and Food Deliveries

    Which Guide: Vulnerable Households and Food Deliveries

    Consumer advice organisation Which? have produced a new guide detailing the latest advice on having groceries delivered if you or someone you know is vulnerable or shielding from coronavirus.

  • Drop In If You Need Disability Benefits Advice

    Looking for advice on disability benefits? If so help is available at a special drop-in session on Thursday 20 June from 10.30am-2pm at Manor Training and Resource Centre from not for profit organisation FightBack4Justice .

  • Know What to Say If You Are Ever Refused An Assessment?

    It’s useful to know that CASCAIDr (the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution )provides online guidance and “Self Help suggestions of ‘What to Say’ in various situations relating to your rights to health or social care services, including if you are refused an assessment of your adult social care needs.

  • Managing your Money and Paying your Rent: A Guide for Universal Credit Recipients

    The Money Advice Service, an independent organisation set up to help people make the most of their money by giving free, impartial advice, have launched this new guide detailing how to make the most of your Universal Credit payments in England and Wales. Their guides are a good starting point for thinking about money in a number of situations.

  • BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    British Sign Language users now have their own way of making urgent medical calls to the NHS 111 service. Using the webcam on a computer or the InterpreterNow app on a tablet or smartphone you can now make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them.

  • Good Sport Sammi's Tips For Success

    Champion wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn is no stranger to facing challenges and has a blog designed to help other disabled people achieve their goals, with tips including doing your research beforehand and staying mentally strong.

  • Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Disability organisation Scope has teamed up with Virgin Media in a bid to get a million people into work by 2020. Their Support to Work scheme offers online support to disabled jobseekers via telephone, Skype and text. Employment advisers offer advice on employability skills, writing a CV and interview techniques. Your personal adviser will create a 12-week action plan hopefully designed to help you succeed in the jobs market.

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