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  • Shielding To End For Clinically Vulnerable People

    Shielding To End For Clinically Vulnerable People

    Over 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England are being informed that they are no longer advised to shield to protect themselves from Coronavirus from Thursday April 1st. However they are being advised to continue taking extra precautions, even as infection rates fall. More than nine out of ten people on this list have now been vaccinated with a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • DNAR Decisions Breach Human Rights

    DNAR Decisions Breach Human Rights

    More than 500 disabled and elderly people may have had their human rights breached during the coronavirus pandemic with the imposition of Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders on them without their permission. Research by the Care Quality Commission said doctors has assumed that elderly and disabled people were not capable of discussing how they should be treated amid fears that Covid cases would overwhelm the NHS.

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  • Vaccination FAQs and Case Studies

    Vaccination FAQs and Case Studies

    NHS Sheffield CCG is encouraging people to have their Covid-19 vaccinations explaining who’s being vaccinated now and how to book your vaccine. Their Frequently Asked Questions page also covers topics such as the the new shielding list,the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and who should not have the injection. Their Case Studies provide snapshots of local people’s experiences of having the jab.

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  • Sheffield Community Transport For Covid-19 Jabs

    Sheffield Community Transport For Covid-19 Jabs

    Community Transport providers across South Yorkshire are offering a free return journey to a Covid-19 vaccination site to people, in high priority groups, who cannot access public transport and have no alternative way of getting there. They normally provide an alternative solution for residents who may find it difficult to access standard public transport, but now SYPTE has decided to use this vital resource to support people to get their jab.

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  • Ask Your MP To Speak Up For People with Learning Disabilities

    Ask Your MP To Speak Up For People with Learning Disabilities

    A major organisation which represents people with learning disabilities has launched a campaign to ask MPs to help prioritise all members of this vulnerable group for Coronavirus vaccinations. Mencap says that despite the fact that people with a learning disability are more than six times as likely to die from Coronavirus as the general population, many are not in any of the priority groups for the jab.

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  • Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    Boloh Covid-19 Helpline

    In many languages, Boloh means speak. If you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child ( 11+ ), young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? you can speak to Barnado’s new helpline about your worries, problems and stresses during the pandemic. On the phone, helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi. Psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French and Punjabi.

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  • Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Sheffield City Council has received a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant from the government through DEFRA intended to be spent within this financial year to support the people of Sheffield through these difficult times. You can apply for a Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant if you live in Sheffield and you are having difficulties paying for food and other essentials due to Covid-19. Find out how to apply.

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  • What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What has Covid-19 stopped you from doing that you would have done before? A call for disabled people’s experiences has been made by the People’s History Museum which is working on a film project about disabled people’s experiences and the virus’s impact on independent living. It would like to share your thoughts and experiences their representatives would like to either interview you or watch you on a home-made video clip. The deadline for submission is 5pm, 12 November, 2020.

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  • ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    The Office for National Statistics has released its third set of data showing the impacts of Coronavirus on disabled people during July – revealing that disabled people were more likely to go out to attend medical appointments or take care of others than non-disabled people, and less likely to be socialising and eating out.

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  • Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Macmillan Cancer Support have published a ‘Cancer and Coronavirus – Know your rights ( in England ) Guide ‘explaining the care you should expect and what to do if you think you are not receiving the right care. “ We know it’s a difficult time for healthcare professionals but we also know that there are millions of people living with cancer who still need the right care, treatment and support. it’s vital that cancer diagnosis and treatment continues as much as possible”.

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