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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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  • Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    For the last few months during the Coronavirus outbreak , we have been told to stay at home as much as possible to keep ourselves safe . There has been a variety of guidance around keeping physically active, as well as a variety of content created for disabled people and for people who may be unable to leave the house around getting active at home. Get Yourself Active and Sense are asking you to take part in their survey on keeping active.

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  • Sense Arts, Sports & Wellbeing Activities

    Sense Arts, Sports & Wellbeing Activities

    Sense is a national organisation working to support deafblind people, and anyone with complex disabilities.During the Coronavirus outbreak Sense is offering Arts, Sport and Wellbeing activity timetables which you can sign up to and book in advance.

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  • Participants Wanted For BBC2 Hate Crime Documentary

    Participants Wanted For BBC2 Hate Crime Documentary

    A planned BBC2 documentary on hate crime is looking for disabled people who have been the target of it to recount their experiences on camera. The forthcoming programme -made by a disabled filmmaker – also intends to cover the current COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having on disabled people.

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  • How To Show You Are Exempt from Wearing a Face Covering

    How To Show You Are Exempt from Wearing a  Face Covering

    Keep Safe , an organisation that offers easy read information and UK guidance about coronavirus, has issued a series of cards for disabled people to show they are exempt from wearing face coverings on public transport since new rules came into force on 15 June. Travel South Yorkshire’s Journey Assistance Cards also includes a card stating ‘I am Exempt from wearing a Face Covering’.

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  • New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    New Wellbeing Support Line for Young People in Sheffield

    A new support line has been launched to help young people with issues such as low mood, anxious thoughts and loneliness or challenges such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or isolation. Youth charity Sheffield Futures, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have come together to create the support line for young people in the city aged 12–18 .

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  • Reports Reveal the Social Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    Reports Reveal the Social Impact of Coronavirus on  Disabled People

    The Office for National Statistics has published its second statistical bulletin in the series Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain, . Amongst other findings the report shows disabled people were more likely to report that the pandemic and its effects are negatively impacting their mental health compared to non-disabled people and are also more likely to report they feel lonely. Disabled people are much less likely to report having left their home to exercise or to work, and are twice as likely to say they feel very unsafe outside their home compared to non- disabled people.You can also read the general findings from a recent survey on Shielding carried out by Disability Rights UK saying that disabled people feel isolated, alone and forgotten.

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  • Gig Buddies Launches Coronavirusfest

    Gig Buddies Launches Coronavirusfest

    Gig Buddies” is a programme run by national charity Stay Up Late, that supports people with learning disabilities to see live music through their volunteering befriending service.In response to the Coronavirus lockdown, Gig Buddies has brought many of its services online including; virtual coffee mornings, art clubs, evening socials and @Coronavirusfest – a virtual music festival to keep their beneficiaries, supporters and general public connected through music.

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  • Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

    Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council have announced details on temporary changes to footpaths and highways in Sheffield as lockdown eases and people begin to return to the city.One of the main priorities of the changes is to make sure that Sheffield City Council do what they can to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help lessen the chances of a ‘second peak.’

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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Ruth

When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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