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  • Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

    Risk Assessment Tool For PAs Returning to Work

    If your PA is returning to work in the near future the Sheffield Individual Employer and PA Development Group has produced a new Risk Assessment Tool to support individual employers to minimise any risks for their PAs to return to work. The Risk Assessment Tool is a useful guide to conversations with your PA about risk and gives topics and poses questions. You can record on the document what you and your PA have agreed will happen and review it as national guidance changes.

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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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  • Sheffield Cycling 4 All Launch Trike Loan Scheme

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All Launch Trike Loan Scheme

    Sheffield City Region have very kindly given our disability cycling project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All ( SC4A ), 4 electric assist tricycles which are available for anyone who can’t ride a two wheeled bike to loan for up to 3 months (depending on demand). We hope that this scheme will enable people to experience pedal power as a viable mode of disability transport.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Annual Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield Annual Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield has released its annual report for 2019-20, looking back on the work it did before the Covid-19 crisis struck and reflecting on the early impact of the pandemic for local people. The organisation is an independent consumer watchdog for health and social care services, which aims to help adults, children and young people influence and improve services.

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  • Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Two on-line workshops delivered via Zoom have been announced for service users and carers, during which SHSC want to explore how you would like to see them working together more closely with service users and carers/young carers. The feedback from the workshops will help guide SHSC to better co-produce the Trust’s strategies as well as improving the services and care they offer. The workshops will be running online on Thursday 9 July 10am–12 pm and Friday 10 July 2 pm–4 pm if you’d like to take part.

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  • Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a draft strategy for Sheffield which looks creatively at how people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum
    condition can be supported to have the best possible physical health and live longer and healthier lives. As part of finalising the strategy the CCG has launched a survey asking for your views, which closes on 7 August 2020.

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  • 'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    'Be Reyt' - Order Beautiful Tramlines 'Chari-tees' and Support Disability Sheffield

    We’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield is one of the chosen charities to benefit from the sale of Tramlines Festival’s ‘Chari-Tees’. The limited edition specially designed ‘Be Reyt’ and ‘Beautiful Sheffield’ T-shirts cost £15. Pre-orders close on 7th July so make sure you order yours before then to not miss out!

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  • 'Guide Dogs' Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    'Guide Dogs'  Publishes Guidance for Transport Providers and Businesses

    As people in the UK begin planning for the future after lockdown, the charity Guide Dogs have started to think about what support will be available for people with sight loss who are trying to travel safely and observe social distancing rules while making their essential journeys.
    They’ve put together a range of policy guidance for transport providers and shops detailing how they can best assist their passengers and customers with sight loss whilst observing social distancing.

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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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  • Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown, which will be taking place from 3-6pm on Saturday July 11th. Jon McClure from locally-based chart band Reverend And The Makers” is one of those involved in the World Independent Living Day (WILD) as is new act Rita Resistance (pictured). WILD describes itself as “a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation to an inclusive society with Independent Living being a central part of that vision.”

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