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  • Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

    Launch of Test And Trace To Fight Covid-19

    Thousands of contact tracers are making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes in England and Scotland. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with. The new NHS Test and Trace service has the capacity to trace 10,000 contacts per day. The Gov.UK website provides an overview of how the new scheme works.

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  • Keep in Touch with your Talking Newspaper

    Keep in Touch with your Talking Newspaper

    Sheffield Talking News( STN ) has been finding creative new ways of working during the Coronavirus outbreak and wants all their listeners to be able to continue listening. STN has temporarily suspended their memory stick service but the good news is that listeners can still hear all their recordings completely free of charge over the telephone or through various online sources.

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  • Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

    Good Vibrations - Thank you for your Dance Donations

    Dance music fans took steps to raise more than £700 for Disability Sheffield by taking part in a lockdown disco party on 25 April. So we would like to say a big thank you to Tom Collister , our Cycling 4 All Co-ordinator and DJ on the night – AKA Moonmonkey – and everyone who ‘boogied with a smile’ and danced along to support us.

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  • Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

    Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

    Sheffield University is inviting members of the public, patients, and health professionals to take part in interviews which aim to explore what people think about sharing patient data/medical records for purposes beyond their individual care, e.g. for research to improve treatments or healthcare services. The research is being managed by the Information School at the University who are looking for people aged 25-44 or 65 plus from a range of different backgrounds to take part. To say thank you for your time, all participants will receive a £30 Amazon voucher which will be emailed to you after the interview.

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  • Successful Legal Challenge On Priority Online Shopping

    Successful Legal Challenge On Priority Online Shopping

    A Sheffield-based legal firm has launched a campaign to ensure disabled people get priority online shopping places.Fry Law recently won a case taken against Tesco on behalf of a housebound woman who had been unable to secure a slot for her shopping. She accused the supermarket of breaching the Equality Act 2010 for not making reasonable adjustments.

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  • National Voices Launches Our Covid Voices

    National Voices Launches Our Covid Voices

    Our COVID Voices is a project collecting first-person accounts of living through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. You can read the accounts people have submitted and add your own voice to the collection.

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  • Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Women's Aid Coronavirus Resources on Domestic Abuse

    Lockdown has seen a huge increase in incidents of domestic abuse, with leading charity Refuge reporting a 700% increase in calls to their helpline in a single day. Women’s Aid has produced a range of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety and Support Resources for survivors, friends, family, neighbours and community members including in British sign language and other languages.

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  • Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Following a successful legal challenge supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Arriva London North Ltd have taken positive measures to support disabled bus users.Drivers will undertake more disability equality training and adopt a pro-active approach to ensuring that disabled people using wheelchairs have access to priority spaces.

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  • Be Mindful of Your Health and Wellbeing

    Be Mindful of  Your Health and Wellbeing

    During the Coronavirus pandemic it can be difficult to ensure you are staying healthy both physically and mentally. That is why a number of organisations are producing useful resources to help you and here are a few more you may find interesting offering free sessions and podcasts, including the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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  • International Monitoring of COVID 19 Measures

    International Monitoring of COVID 19 Measures

    The European Network of Independent Living (ENIL), in partnership with five other disability organisations have launched a new initiative, the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor, which aims to collect information about what states are doing to protect the core rights of disabled people including the rights to life, access to health and essential services. You can take part by completing their survey.

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