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  • Gathering Stories from the Pandemic

    Gathering Stories from the Pandemic

    Sheffield is creating a unique, long-lasting, and creative memorial as a tribute to people who have died from Covid, those who have lost loved ones and people who have been affected by the pandemic. Stories from the Pandemic is inviting everyone across the city to share their stories either on their website or on postcards which are available in libraries, museums and other city venues.

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  • Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled Staff Disproportionately Affected By Covid

    Disabled people in the UK have been disproportionately exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, according to research conducted in Sheffield.The report calls for questions about whether there are sufficient safeguards for disabled people in the workplace, and the longer-term implications for a labour market where COVID-19 is a persistent health issue.

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  • New Face Mask Rules

    New Face Mask Rules

    From 30 Nov 2021 it is compulsory for people in England to wear a face covering ( if you are able to wear one ) on all public transport, including taxis and private hire vehicles and in shops ( and public facing areas ). The new ruling has been put in place by the UK government to limit the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Disability Sheffield has issued a new video warning that the Coronavirus crisis has not come to an end yet and warning people to continue to take precautions.

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  • Household Support Fund

    Household Support Fund

    Now that funding has been used up for the Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant, this month sees the launch of a new Household Support Fund, established by the Department for Work and Pensions. The fund supports people most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery mainly with food and housekeeping costs, gas and electrity and white goods.

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  • LIstening Line Still There for You

    LIstening Line Still There for You

    Sheffield Mind’s Listening Line service has expanded its remit and can now offer a listening service to all people over 18 years of age. If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 and what happens now, or you have concerns about the vaccine, or you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation and you’d like to talk about it, you can call and speak to a friendly operator who’ll listen and where appropriate, give advice about local services which you might like to approach for support.

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  • Keep Yorkshire Safe and Inclusive.

    Keep Yorkshire Safe and Inclusive.

    Disability groups in West Yorkshire have called for people to continue wearing masks to help protect those who are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus. Calderdale Covid-19 Disability Advisory Group are asking the Mayor of West Yorkshire and Calderdale Council to provide all public services in as safe a way as possible, improve ventilation and mask wearing ( except for exemptions )on all public transport and encourage the continuation of optional working from home.

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  • Back to School Safely

    Back to School Safely

    At the start of the new school year ‘Bubbles’ and social distancing for all children under 18 will no longer be required but testing remains hugely important in helping to reduce transmission of Coronavirus. Ruth Granger, from the Public Health Team in Sheffield gives an update on Sheffield’s Back To School position. The video also further clarifies the new self-isolation rule changes and a vaccination programme update.

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  • Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Disability Sheffield has sent a letter to the Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit expressing concern that disabled people may find themselves unable to use services and get into events if Vaccine Passports become regarded as essential in the UK.

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  • Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Disability rights campaigners are accusing the Government of discrimination because people who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 are seemingly banned from venues being used to host ‘test’ events in allowing crowds to return to venues. These include the World Snooker Championship currently talking place in Sheffield.

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  • Hope for the Future

    Hope for the Future

    The College of Medicine was founded in 2010 to reform healthcare so that it works for everyone in a way that’s inclusive, progressive and compassionate. The College wants to redefine medicine beyond pills and procedures, to reconnect practitioners with patients, people with their environment and use both conventional and non-conventional approaches to health. Their new manifesto, Hope for the Future, is their vision for better healthcare in the next decade.

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