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  • Access at Sheffield Mass Vaccination Site

    Access at Sheffield Mass Vaccination Site

    If you are invited for vaccination you will now have the option to use the mass vaccination site at Sheffield Arena. You must have an appointment to attend. Read the full article to find out more about the various aspects of accessibility considered at this vaccination site.

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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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  • Call For Action To Prove That We Belong

    Call For Action To Prove That We Belong

    For many disabled people a feeling that we are not allowed to play a full part in society holds us back. But a campaign started last autumn insists that ‘We Belong’ and says it loudly and proudly . After consulting widely, Disability Rights UK’s newly published ‘We Belong’ report forms the basis of their submission to the Government’s consultation on its National Strategy for Disabled People and calls for radical change.

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  • Get Into the Groove at Our Dance 4 All Sessions

    Get Into the Groove at Our Dance 4 All Sessions

    We may mostly be stuck indoors at the moment, but those lovely people at Sheffield Cycling 4 All have taken steps to create a moving experience for you – their brand new Dance 4 All sessions starting on Friday February 5th! These classes are led by Sheffield based dance teacher Angelina Abel and are designed to break barriers through movement and storytelling to vibrant African rhythms. They are tailored to suit all different abilities and fitness levels, with seated and standing options for each dance move

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  • Artworks Competition

    Artworks Competition

    ArtWorks Together is an international competition,established by ArtWorks South Yorkshire, offering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to gain the recognition they deserve. There are cash prizes for the winning entries and selected submissions will be exhibited at Wentworth Woodhouse. Entry closes on 12 February 2021

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  • Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre new ‘Keep in Touch’ guide aims to help carers, and those they care for maintain social connections whilst also following physical distancing guidelines. The 12-page guide highlights the importance of having social interaction and lists some of the most popular ways people are now keeping in touch.

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  • Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All has secured funding for storage space to keep their selection of adapted bikes after having to move from their original base due to alterations to the Hillsborough park’s amenities. Sheffield City Council has set up an online survey to gauge opinions on the storage space itself and how it should look. Please contribute to the discussion about the planning proposal. The survey closes on 3 February.

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  • Disability Unit Survey

    Disability Unit Survey

    The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a national strategy for disabled people. Publication is planned for Spring 2021. To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, the Disability Unit has issued a survey hoping to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

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  • At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group at Disability Sheffield, has produced a useful calendar (pictured) which provides an overview of free weekly events on Zoom for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to mingle, make new friends and enjoy interesting activities.

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  • Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. Be alert to and find out how to report any scams.

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