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  • Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Government guidance for people who have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ was updated on 7th January. Letters are being sent to everyone in this group. You are advised not to go to the shops or to a pharmacy and to register for additional support. COVID-19 case numbers are now very high and rising rapidly across the country, driven by the new variant of COVID-19.Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new national Stay at Home lockdown guidance.

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  • Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    Get Yourself Active at Home – New Timetable

    With another lockdown taking place at the moment, finding ways of staying fit and healthy while stopping indoors has become imperative. Disability Rights UK has teamed up with Sense and Durham University to produce pre-recorded videos aimed at supporting disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The new Get Yourself Active at Home timetable – with new workouts released regularly until the end of February – is now available!

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  • Direct Payments Survey

    Direct Payments Survey

    Sheffield City Council has asked us to conduct a survey to help them improve the direct payments system. They want people who use direct payments to say what they think about what works well and what doesn’t. They want to find out from people who don’t use direct payments about the barriers to taking them up and any barriers that might affect take-up by particular groups of people. Please fill in our survey to help shape the future of direct payments in Sheffield.The survey is open until 25th January 2021.

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  • Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

    Looking Ahead with Sight Loss

    Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Rotherham Sight and Sound are offering a free twice weekly ‘Looking Ahead’ course, delivered by Zoom during January and February, for people who are newly diagnosed or living with sight loss.

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  • Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty, has issued this new report saying that disabled people on ‘legacy’ benefits (Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support) are losing out on government support during the Coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile Sheffield City Council has reported there is a low uptake for their Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant and is urging people to apply. If you need support to apply you can call the council on their dedicated helpline number on 0114 273 4567 .

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  • New Singing for the Brain Sessions

    New Singing for the Brain Sessions

    A new singing group for people with dementia is starting free online sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm starting on Wednesday 13th January , offering a friendly opportunity to sing a variety of well known songs. Singing is known to help stimulate the minds of people with dementia and there will also be a series of fun vocal exercises to improve brain activity and wellbeing.

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  • January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    Speakup are continuing to raise awareness about their new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet . If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Online sessions are scheduled for 19th & 20th January.

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  • Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    Season's Greeting from Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at Disability Sheffield

    We all know it’s been a difficult year and we hope that you and yours keep well and safe over the festive period leading to hopefully a brighter outlook in 2021! Please note that our office will close from 12 noon Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021 but phone messages will be responded to for emergency PPE requests.

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  • Staying Inn at Christmas

    Staying Inn at Christmas

    You don’t need to be lonely this Christmas, even if you happen to be spending it alone. Instead why not have some fun in a virtual pub which aims to be accessible to everyone? The Staying Inn was set up to keep people in self-isolation connected during Covid-19 and will be holding several events over the festive season.

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  • Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Santa's Surprise and Our Thanks

    Everyone loves a surprise in their Christmas stocking. Thanks to the crotchet and felting skills and kind efforts of our staff and volunteers we’ve been enclosing a little surprise Christmas tree decoration into our PPE deliveries. Your responses were very heartwarming to hear back, thank you. We’d also like to say thank you to our volunteer PPE delivery drivers who have made over 800 deliveries. Without their hard work hundreds of disabled people in Sheffield would be without PPE, and consequently without the vital care and support their PAs and carers provide. Thank you!

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