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  • Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Sheffield City Council has received a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant from the government through DEFRA intended to be spent within this financial year to support the people of Sheffield through these difficult times. You can apply for a Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant if you live in Sheffield and you are having difficulties paying for food and other essentials due to Covid-19. Find out how to apply.

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  • South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

    South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

    Sheffield, along with Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham will move into the ‘Very High’ alert category for restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Saturday 24 October. This is due to the continued high level of cases across the region and increasingly concerning levels of hospital admission . Find out what this means for you.

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  • Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Are you Affected by Town Centre Changes ?

    Has your town or city centre been changed due to the coronavirus crisis and has this limited or affected your ability to access shops or services in any way? Activist group Disabled People Against Cuts is compiling a dossier that they hope to present to local authorities to encourage them to not make alterations that adversely affect disabled people.

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  • 'Grab and Go' Goes Online This Week

    'Grab and Go'  Goes Online This Week

    Speakup are raising awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet this week. 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. Book a Grab and Go session on Zoom taking place every day this week from 11am to 12 noon.

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  • Sheffield High Category Rules and Restrictions

    Sheffield High Category Rules and Restrictions

    The government has introduced local COVID alert levels in a bid to ensure “the right levels of intervention in the right places to manage outbreaks”. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. Local COVID alert levels are sometimes called ‘tiers’ or known as a ‘local lockdown’. Sheffield has been placed in the ‘High’ category. Find out what that means for you.

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  • Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

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  • Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Carers UK, an organisation designed to help the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones, has set up a new survey about the effects of Coronavirus on carers’ lives and on the lives of people they care for over the last five months. The results of an earlier survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs. The closing date of the survey is Sunday September 27.

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  • New ACAS Advice on Taking Leave to Look After a Dependent

    New ACAS Advice on Taking Leave to Look After a Dependent

    Employees are entitled to time off work to help someone who depends on them (a ‘dependant’) in an unexpected event or emergency. This could apply to situations to do with Coronavirus and may be useful to support management of circumstances where personal assistants request time off work to help someone who depends on them if they become unwell due to COVID-19 .

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  • The Dr will Zoom You Now

    The Dr will Zoom You Now

    Due to the coronavirus crisis many medical and care appointments that would have taken place face-to-face are now conducted digitally which can prove difficult. This report provides top tips for patients and professional helping you to get the most from the virtual health and care experience.

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  • ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    ONS Releases new Coronavirus Disability Data

    The Office for National Statistics has released its third set of data showing the impacts of Coronavirus on disabled people during July – revealing that disabled people were more likely to go out to attend medical appointments or take care of others than non-disabled people, and less likely to be socialising and eating out.

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