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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 want to give you the information about Covid that you want, in the way you want it. Please help us by answering our short survey!

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  • Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Jingle and Mingle with Sheffield ME Group

    Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is hosting a Jingle & Mingle online Christmas festival from the 14th to 18th of December, designed for people with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and/or long Covid symptoms.The group describes it as a great opportunity for people with chronic illnesses to feel less isolated in the Christmas period and to socialise with others who understand their condition.

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  • UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    UK Disability History Month : Following Patient 36 Digital Story

    To celebrate UK Disability History Month this year, the DIY Theatre Company has launched “Following Patient 36” , a performance piece exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities in Salford and Greater Manchester. UK Disability History Month is taking place from 18th November until Friday 18th December 2020.

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  • Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Has your town or city centre been changed due to the coronavirus crisis and has this limited or affected your ability to access shops or services in any way? Activist group Disabled People Against Cuts is compiling a dossier that they hope to present to local authorities to encourage them to not make alterations that adversely affect disabled people.

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  • Disability Pride Event Calls for Videos

    Disability Pride Event Calls for Videos

    Disabled People Against Cuts is planning an event to celebrate the International Day Of People With Disabilities on 3 December . It’s called ‘From Relaxation to Resistance – a Celebration of our Lives in Lockdown’. DPAC is inviting you to send them short videos of 2-4 minutes of any creative work howing what you’ve been doing over the last 6-7 months. Please send your work by mid November at the latest

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  • Get Together at the Octoberfest

    Get Together at the Octoberfest

    Sheffield ME Group are hosting a series of online activities from the 5th to the 23rd of October designed for people affected by ME/Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and/or long Covid symptoms. It’s their very first Octoberfest. Their October calendar has daily events including , mindfulness, nutrition, playreading, singing and writing workshops and a murder mystery! Get together and share good moments with people who understand your condition.

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  • Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos Podcasts

    Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos Podcasts

    Being disabled often leads to people using huge amounts of ingenuity to make their lives easier. Now a leading equality and inclusion activist has produced podcasts to share others’ tips. Phil Friend, chair of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers launched the Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos series last year. Phil has completed 16 podcasts featuring a variety of people from the disability world and is always on the lookout for other people willing to take part.

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  • More We Belong Webinars

    More We Belong Webinars

    Disability Rights UK’s ‘We Belong’ engagement campaign has got off to a flying start. DRUK are receiving your emails telling them what needs to change and have have held four online discussion groups with excellent contributions from disabled women and disabled people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Three more webinars are scheduled to discuss Employment, LGBTQIA and Transport during October.

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  • Off the Shelf Programme of Events

    Off the Shelf Programme of Events

    The annual ‘Off the Shelf’ festival programme brought to you by the University of Sheffield and celebrating books, words and ideas is taking place this year from 9-31 October. The organisers are keenly aware that books, reading and conversations are more important now than ever saying “We have worked throughout lockdown to produce uplifting and thought-provoking events that reflect the world around us and we can’t wait to share the whole programme with you. Much of the festival activity will be online but there will also be live events in real venues where we can safely invite audiences to hear some wonderful speakers in person.”

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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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