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  • Petition for Online Shopping Priority for People with Sight Loss

    Petition for Online Shopping Priority for People with Sight Loss

    A group of charities and organisations for people with sight loss have teamed up to launch a petition calling for priority access to online shopping.

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  • The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Government has fast tracked the Coronavirus Act 2020 which contains ‘emergency powers’ to enable public bodies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the emergency period there is no longer a duty to carry out formal assessments, including financial assessments, to allow the provision of urgent care to people without a full Care Act assessment and, therefore, to prioritise the provision of care and support.The changes to duties under the Care Act 2014 has worried many care users and disability groups.

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  • New Covid-19 PA Register

    New Covid-19 PA Register

    In response to a city wide need for more personal assistants due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Disability Sheffield is hosting a new Covid-19 PA register. The purpose of the register is to hold the details of PAs and other support workers (e.g. from day services) who are available for work and to match people in need of support with a potential PA.

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  • VAS Building Community Network After Big Response

    VAS  Building Community Network After Big Response

    Voluntary Action Sheffield has been overwhelmed with offers to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate the fantastic response. The offers of volunteers is greater than the need or the capacity of charities to recruit and deploy volunteers. Over the next weeks VAS will be building the systems to manage volunteers and match volunteers to requests saying “Please bear with us at this time. We know it won’t be long before the need in the community increases rapidly, and the number of volunteers needed will sharply increase”

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  • Motability Customers To Get Lease Leeway

    Motability Customers To Get Lease Leeway

    Disabled people using the Motability scheme to lease cars and other equipment to help them get around have been told not to worry if their deal and insurance are due to run out in the next few months .AUnder the scheme most people who qualify through Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independene Payments lease a vehicle for three years.

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  • Managing Your Finances During The Pandemic

    Managing Your Finances During The Pandemic

    Consumer advice website MoneySavingExpert has issued a comprehensive page of financial advice for people who may have money problems due to the coronovirus lockdown.
    MSE founder and television regular Martin Lewis said: “The UK sadly, rightly, importantly is shutting down. This has a mountainous and potentially catastrophic impact on people’s livelihoods, income and finances.”

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  • Looking after your Mental Health during the Covid-19 outbreak

    Looking after your Mental Health during the Covid-19 outbreak

    During this time it’s important to look after others but it’s also important to look after yourself. As we face new changes and challenges everyday it can feel overwhelming and can lead you to feeling anxious.

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  • Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    Where To Get and Give Mutual Aid

    A website designed to help support the most vulnerable in our society in this time of crisis is providing links to mutual aid organisations and advice on how to help out with them and to set up your own. The Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK site provides links to more than 50 mutual aid groups in the South Yorkshire area .

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  • Guide Dogs Publishes Coronovirus Advice for Service Users and Volunteers

    Guide Dogs Publishes Coronovirus Advice for Service Users and Volunteers

    The national charity that supports people who use guide dogs has created a dedicated Coronavirus information and support section on their website. This includes information for service users and people with guide dogs, as well as information for their volunteers.

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  • Call for Action as Government Moves to Suspend Care Act

    Call for Action as Government Moves to Suspend Care Act

    Serious concerns have been raised about the implications of the Coronavirus Bill regarding the human rights of vulnerable groups, including disabled people. The Coronavirus Bill suspends the Care Act. The second reading of the Coronavirus Bill is today, Monday 23 March. DRUK are calling on disabled people to act now by writing to their MP, tweeting them or otherwise contacting them to explain their concerns.

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