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  • Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    We have already got a really informative webpage with lots of information on Covid but we now have some funding to provide more specific information in more accessible formats.. We’d love it if you would help us to help you. We want to give you information about Covid that is accessible and relevant to you. Please answer our quick survey to let us know what you want and need.

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  • What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

    What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

    Disability Sheffield is running a Zoom drop in every 2 weeks for disabled people to come along and share your experiences both good and bad about what life’s been like for you since the pandemic started. Don’t be alone, come and join us (with a cuppa) to keep us in the loop of how COVID restrictions are affecting you. The next drop ins are on Monday 18 January and Monday 1 February from 11am -12noon.

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  • Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    With another lockdown taking place at the moment, finding ways of staying fit and healthy while stopping indoors has become imperative. Disability Rights UK has teamed up with Sense and Durham University to produce pre-recorded videos aimed at supporting disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The new Get Yourself Active at Home timetable – with new workouts released regularly until the end of February – is now available!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    The government has recommended taking a Vitamin D supplement during the Autumn and Winter months and is offering a free 4 month supply for adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you would like to opt-in to receive your free supply of vitamin D, you will need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 4 January 2021.

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  • Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    The Government has announced that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December and enter into the tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Some tier 3 restrictions will be different this time compared to when Sheffield was in tier 3 before lockdown started on 5 November.The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.

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  • Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Social Impacts Of Covid-19 On Disabled People

    Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by reductions and cancellations to NHS treatments caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has shown. The Office For National Statistics has issued a new report titled ‘Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: September 2020.’

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  • New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    Adults (18 and over) who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the group of people who are classed as clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ and at higher risk from Coronavirus. In England GPs have been asked to contact patients affected by this decision to discuss what it means for them and their specific health needs. Check out resources from the Down’s Syndrome Association to help you stay safe and well.

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