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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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  • The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    This one-off grant up to the value of £250 for people with Motor Neurone Disease can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. If you would like to apply, a simple form asks you to outline how COVID-19 has affected your income or finances. Other grants are available and the Association’s Benefits Advice Service can offer guidance about benefits and can assist with obtaining statutory funding or funding from other charitable organisations.

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  • Council Announce Three New Coronavirus Testing Centres

    Council Announce Three New Coronavirus Testing Centres

    The first of three local Coronavirus testing units opened on 29 July and is based at Alderson Road Car Park in Sharrow. The unit will be operating from 8am-8pm for a three month period, allowing people with symptoms to get tested for free.Tests can be arranged by calling 119, can be booked or you can walk-in without an appointment.

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  • COVID-19 Independent Living Survey

    COVID-19 Independent Living Survey

    Shaping Our Lives has launched a new survey asking d/Deaf and Disabled people what impact the COVID-19 lockdown has had on their independent living. There are 10 sections in the survey and many of the questions have a choice of answers. You are able to skip any question you wish and all answers will be kept anonymous. The findings will be used to tell people in national and local government the support d/Deaf and disabled people need to get back to living independently, feeling safe and confident.

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  • Face Coverings Compulsory in Shops from 24th July

    Face Coverings Compulsory in Shops from 24th July

    It has been compulsory to wear a face covering on public transport in England since 15 June and from 24th July face coverings will have to be worn in shops and supermarkets. People who do not follow the new rules could be fined up to £100, however children under 11 and people who are unable to wear face coverings because of their health condition ( and for other reasons ) do not have to wear one. There is no official exemption card and you do not have to provide any proof. It is not compulsory to show an exemption card but if you would like to carry a card you can download and print off a card you consider appropriate for you from various websites.

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  • Returning to School Survey

    Returning to School Survey

    Sheffield City Council have produced a questionnaire hoping to hear from families who have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) about any concerns they have regarding the return to school in September. The questionnaire is open until Friday 24 July.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from More People of Colour

    Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from More People of Colour

    In response to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, revealed in a new report, Healthwatch Sheffield have published interviews with people of colour who share their own thoughts and experiences and would like to hear more views from the BAME community, if you’d like to get in touch.

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  • Lockdown Easing Starts on 4th July

    Lockdown Easing Starts on 4th July

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced further changes to lockdown measures in England which will begin from 4th July ‘to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs’. The updated guidance for people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will be published on 6 July and 1 August as these measures come into force.

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  • Government Calls for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    Government Calls  for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    The Government’s Women and Equalities Committee is launching three new sub-inquiries following their recent inquiry in to how Coronavirus has affected people with protected characteristics. They have submitted a call for evidence to find out how Coronavirus has affected disabled people and their access to services. You can submit your views until Monday 13th July.

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  • Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    Sheffield GPs Urge You To Seek Help

    New findings from the NHS show that four in ten people are so concerned about being a burden on the NHS, that it has stopped them from seeking help from their GP during the covid-19 outbreak. NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to seek help from their GP if they are concerned about changes to their health or body saying “ You aren’t wasting our time, essential NHS services continue to be here for you during the pandemic and please be reassured that special measures are in place within GP services for the safety of patients and staff “.

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