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  • Advocacy Worker Vacancy

    Advocacy Worker Vacancy

    Disability Sheffield is looking to recruit an advocacy worker to our team which seeks to provide an accessible high quality advocacy service to disabled people in Sheffield, including providing advocacy for the Deaf Community. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15th February 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd February 2021.

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  • Covid Vaccination Venues Update

    Covid Vaccination Venues Update

    Disability Sheffield has been working hard to raise the importance of accessibility at Covid-19 vaccination venues. The conversations and one site visit over the last week have helped to raise issues and suggest solutions so that everything flows more smoothly. Read the latest NHS Sheffield briefing on the vaccination rollout including FAQs highlighted by GPs and community groups.

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  • Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Keep in Touch Guide for Carers

    Sheffield Carers Centre new ‘Keep in Touch’ guide aims to help carers, and those they care for maintain social connections whilst also following physical distancing guidelines. The 12-page guide highlights the importance of having social interaction and lists some of the most popular ways people are now keeping in touch.

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  • Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Proposal to Relocate Sheffield Cycling 4 All

    Sheffield Cycling 4 All has secured funding for storage space to keep their selection of adapted bikes after having to move from their original base due to alterations to the Hillsborough park’s amenities. Sheffield City Council has set up an online survey to gauge opinions on the storage space itself and how it should look. Please contribute to the discussion about the planning proposal. The survey closes on 3 February.

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  • Disability Unit Survey

    Disability Unit Survey

    The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a national strategy for disabled people. Publication is planned for Spring 2021. To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, the Disability Unit has issued a survey hoping to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

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  • At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group at Disability Sheffield, has produced a useful calendar (pictured) which provides an overview of free weekly events on Zoom for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to mingle, make new friends and enjoy interesting activities.

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  • Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Be Alert to Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

    Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. Be alert to and find out how to report any scams.

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  • 'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    People with hidden disabilities and conditions such as autism and Parkinson’s Disease are much less likely to be approved for a Blue Badge, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Of 109 councils who responded to a BBC Shared Data Unit Freedom of Information Request,80% across the UK had higher approval rates for physical conditions. In ten councils the disparity between physical and hidden conditions was more than 50%.

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  • Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    Tell Us What You Want To Know About Covid (A Quick Survey)

    We have already got a really informative webpage with lots of information on Covid but we now have some funding to provide more specific information in more accessible formats.. We’d love it if you would help us to help you. We want to give you information about Covid that is accessible and relevant to you. Please answer our quick survey to let us know what you want and need.

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  • What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

    What's Life Like for You Since Covid?

    Disability Sheffield is running a Zoom drop in every 2 weeks for disabled people to come along and share your experiences both good and bad about what life’s been like for you since the pandemic started. Don’t be alone, come and join us (with a cuppa) to keep us in the loop of how COVID restrictions are affecting you. The next drop ins are on Monday 18 January and Monday 1 February from 11am -12noon.

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