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  • Young People Can Get Ahead

    Young People Can Get Ahead

    The latest edition of Disability Rights UK’s ‘Get Ahead’ newsletter co-edited with and for young people is now available to download from their website. This edition includes tales from lockdown, the Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline, upcoming webinar opportunities for budding artists and games and art reviews from students.

  • Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Shaping Our Lives is recruiting disabled researchers for a project exploring how social workers are using digital technologies when working with disabled adults. This is part time freelance work for a study that runs from 10th May 2021 to 28th Feb 2022. Researchers will be paid at a rate of £30 per hour requiring a commitment of at least 3.5 hours per week and up to 7 hours per week on average. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April.

  • Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    Roadmap out of Lockdown Calendar

    The next significant date in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is 29th March when outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place.Step 2, which will be no earlier than 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers,public buildings, including libraries and most outdoor attractions and settings.

  • How to Vote during the Pandemic

    How to Vote during the Pandemic

    With local elections coming soon you may be wondering about the best way to cast your vote, especially with continuing restrictions on movement due to the Coronavirus crisis. SheffNews has issued ‘Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?’ with advice for the local election, the Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Sheffield Governance Referendum, which are all due to take place on 6 May 2021. If you’re not already registered to vote the deadline is 19 April.

  • Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

    Although female life expectancy is higher than men in the UK, women on average spend less of their life in good health compared with men. Less is known about conditions that only affect women and women are diagnosed late or their conditions are overlooked. The government want to hear from as many women as possible from all ages and backgrounds about what you think works well and what needs to change.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Try Out a Trike With This Super Loan Scheme

    Do you fancy cycling but think you would find two wheels a bit precarious? Trikes are available from Sheffield Cycling 4 All for a loan of up to three months and the first people to take advantage of the scheme have given their verdicts. SC4A is also campaigning for better infrastructure to make cycling more accessible and asking anyone who borrows a trike to take photos of inaccessible spots, which will then be forwarded to Sheffield City Council.

  • Latest News for Carers and Covid Vaccinations

    Latest News for Carers and Covid Vaccinations

    Read Sheffield Carers Centre latest news including information on getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Since publication the Department for Health and Social Care has just confirmed that unpaid carers in England can register for their COVID-19 vaccine online if they are the primary carer of someone who is “clinically vulnerable”.

  • Dementia Strategy Survey

    Dementia Strategy Survey

    In order to keep talking to people living with dementia, their families, and supporters the partnership organisations working together to improve the lives of people living with dementia would like to find out how well the Dementia Strategy in Sheffield is meeting needs. If you are affected by dementia please take just a few minutes to answer a few questions in this survey.

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