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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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  • Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    Twice Weekly Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    The government has published updated guidance on how personal assistants ( PAs ) working in adult social care in England can access twice weekly Covid-19 testing. Personal assistants will be eligible for testing if they provide care that requires them to come within 2 metres of an adult over the age of 18 who they support.Personal assistants should order a box of 7 lateral flow tests (LFTs) every 21 days for themselves, or an employer can order test kits on their behalf and all test results must be registered.

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  • Testing for Coronavirus if you are Symptom Free

    Testing for Coronavirus if you are Symptom Free

    Everyone in England without symptoms of Coroavirus is able to take a free rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) test twice a week from 9 April.You can now order Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests online. Please do not use lateral flow tests if you have any Covid symptoms (a high temperature, a cough that won’t stop, or a loss/change in taste/smell) when you should self isolate and book a Coronavirus test or order a home test kit.

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  • Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    People in Sheffield who are eligible for the Covid vaccine will receive an invitation from either their GP or the mass vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena. We have made an Easy Read guide to what will happen if you have your vaccine at Sheffield Arena.

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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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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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