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Sheffield Voices Activities 2021
Here is a timetable of free weekly activities on Zoom sessions suitable for adults with learning disabilities/autism from Sheffield Voices, Disability Sheffield’s learning disability group and the Carers Outreach Project Sheffield at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway. It includes the weekly inclusive exercise sessions run by the Sheffield Cycling 4 All project at Disability Sheffield and contact details for all three groups.

How to Zoom Easy Read Guide .

You can connect with each other, have some fun and find out information at the Sheffield Voices online coffee morning meetings on ZOOM every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am until 12pm. If you like to join in contact Disability Sheffield on 0114 2536750 or email kathryn.littlewood@disabilitysheffield.org.uk or even send us a private message through our Sheffield Voices Facebook page .

5th January 2021 Easy Read National Lockdown Information from Mencap
https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-01/Jan%20lockdown%20SS%20-%20Final%20Version.pdf

Easy Read Information

Inclusion North
Inclusion North have collected a wide range of Coronavirus information on their Coronavirus support page, including their Easy Read Coronavirus Information sheets and daily news videos.

Speakup
Speakup Self Advocacy produces regular Spreading the News updates about Coronavirus on staying safe and treats to help you during lockdown.

Mencap
Mencap, one of the largest learning disability support organisations in the UK has a Coronavirus Information and Resources page, including ways to keep busy, Their Easy Read Guides on keeping safe and well are available here.

Makaton
Offer training and have produced some free resources on Coronavirus.
https://www.makaton.org/Assets/Store/FreeResources/Coronavirus-social-story.pdf

Learning Disability England
Keep informed and in touch about the Coronavirus. Includes sections on the latest ‘Information and Guidance’, ‘Resources that can help’ and ‘Connecting People, including Webinars’
https://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/what-we-do/keeping-informed-and-in-touch-during-coronavirus/

Covid 19 Hospital Passport
Learning Disability England’s resources include advice on being prepared in case you need to go to hospital.An important preparation is to update your Hospital Passport. Some family members have worked with nurses and the British Institute of Human Rights to make an emergency COVID-19 hospital passport that means medical professionals can get the information they need quickly. Here is their Covid-19 hospital passport template .

NHS Grab and Go Guide
The Grab and Go Guide has been designed in partnership with people with learning disabilities and autism, families and nurses. It gives information that doctors will need if patients with a learning disability, autism or both are admitted to hospital and struggling to breathe. It is not a replacement for the everyday, detailed hospital passport.
https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/C0381-nhs-covid-19-grab-and-go-lda-form.pdf

You can use these guidance notes to help you complete the Grab and Go Guide:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/C0381-nhs-covid-19-grab-and-go-lda-guidance-notes.pdf

People First
Read their Coronavirus Statement from People with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
http://peoplefirstltd.com/

Easy Read Online
Advice about the Coronavirus and on staying at home and away from others
https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/erdocs/easy-read-online/

Direct Payments Guidance Easy Read
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/890765/covid-19-direct-payments-guidance-easy-read.pdf

Food Shopping Online Easy Read
http://easyread.info/shopping-online-easy-read/?fbclid=IwAR1z1k0roObSaee2VJ5eBCMo-8ZuUQYLivVjwfxHd9_Q4AfBL889DuIOtC4

Advocacy QPM
Easy Read informaiton about your rights to advocacy.
https://qualityadvocacy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easy-Read-Coronavirus-Facts-About-Advocacy-and-Rights.pdf

NHS
Easy Read advice to staff supporting people with a learning disability or autistic people
https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/04/clinical-guide-for-staff-supporting-patients-with-a-learning-disability-autism-or-both-easy-read.pdf

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