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  • DPAC Sheffield In Benefits Uplift Campaign Call

    DPAC Sheffield In Benefits Uplift Campaign Call

    The Sheffield branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts has produced a survey which can be filled in anonymously by anyone affected by changes to benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic. DPAC Sheffield is protesting about people on legacy benefits not being eligible for the £20 uplift in Universal Credit. A second ‘Day of Action’ will take place on Monday March 1, two days before the Government’s Budget is announced.

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  • Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    The charity In Control has set up a survey to look at the delivery support tools for personal health budgets, focusing on the legal ‘Right to Have’. It will help the NHS understand how helpful / inclusive the tools are to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people are included in the legal ‘Right to Have’. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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  • Have you been Affected by Food Poverty ?

    Have you been Affected by Food Poverty ?

    The Covid-19 crisis has pushed individuals and families into financial hardship and some people do not have enough money to afford to eat a nutritiously adequate diet. Sheffield City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee has set up a working group to look at Food Poverty in Sheffield. If you have been affected by food poverty you can let the Council know about your experience on their consultation hub until 14th March 2021 .

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  • Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    People in Sheffield who are eligible for the Covid vaccine will receive an invitation from either their GP or the mass vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena. We have made an Easy Read guide to what will happen if you have your vaccine at Sheffield Arena.

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  • Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    Carers Workshops : Identifying Early Signs of Worsening Health

    NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. This free online training has been designed to help carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism easily identify signs that the person they care for may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. The workshop is free and only for carers of someone who is over the age of 16. Sessions are available until the end of March. The training is 90 minutes long and you only need to attend one session.

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  • Vaccination FAQs and Case Studies

    Vaccination FAQs and Case Studies

    NHS Sheffield CCG is encouraging people to have their Covid-19 vaccinations explaining who’s being vaccinated now and how to book your vaccine. Their Frequently Asked Questions page also covers topics such as the the new shielding list,the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and who should not have the injection. Their Case Studies provide snapshots of local people’s experiences of having the jab.

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  • Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Healthwatch Sheffield and Disability Sheffield want to hear from people who use home care, their families and loved ones to find out how services have been working for you. What works well, what doesn’t and how you would like to see things change. Join us to talk about homecare at our online event on Wednesday 17th March 2021 from 2-4pm .

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  • Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Did you know that since the first lockdown in March last year twenty four new online dementia friendly groups have started up in Sheffield? From Zoom Memory Cafés, to online exercise and Tai Chi Groups, dementia carers sessions and relaxation groups, virtual sessions for women and for men, online singing, creative writing and sporting memories groups – all available in a weekly calendar.

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  • Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

    Our Voices Call to Delay the Disability Strategy

    Disability Rights UK Our Voices, a group of organisations run by and for disabled people, including Disability Sheffield, is calling on the government to delay the Disability Strategy. The group has sent a letter to highlight their serious concerns about both the timetable and the methods used to engage with disabled people and their organisations. The Government have “listened to concerns and extended the deadline for contributions to be woven into the strategy to 28 February “.

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  • Free Resistance Training Bands

    Free Resistance Training Bands

    Wheelpower has been providing opportunities in sport for people with physical impairments for over 70 years and is offering wheelchair users and physically disabled people a free set of resistance training bands to help you keep fit throughout lockdown. The bands can be used for the exercises featured in their Resistance Band Exercises for Wheelchair Users films or for yoga, warming up before exercising, strength training or physical therapy rehabilitation.

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