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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield Highlights

    Healthwatch Sheffield has published its annual report for 2020-21, which gave them the chance to reflect on what was a difficult year for most and a year like no other. The organisation says that they have achieved some real highlights and spoken up for Sheffield’s communities where they could, but there’s lots that they still hope to do.

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  • Thank You Day

    Thank You Day

    On Sunday 4 July the country is coming together to celebrate Thank You Day, a new national day of recognition, to mark the Covid-19 pandemic.The aim is for as many people as possible to be involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you – and the whole of the UK gets together.

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  • Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Muslims Encouraged to have Vaccine during Ramadan

    Sheffield NHS CCG has launched a campaign ahead of Ramadan to raise awareness that having the Covid vaccine does not break your fast.Local Muslim faith leaders, working in partnership with the CCG and Sheffield City Council, are spreading the message that getting vaccinated while fasting is allowed in Islam.

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  • Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    Easy Read: Getting Your Covid Vaccine at Sheffield Arena

    People in Sheffield who are eligible for the Covid vaccine will receive an invitation from either their GP or the mass vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena. We have made an Easy Read guide to what will happen if you have your vaccine at Sheffield Arena.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty, has issued this new report saying that disabled people on ‘legacy’ benefits (Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support) are losing out on government support during the Coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile Sheffield City Council has reported there is a low uptake for their Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant and is urging people to apply. If you need support to apply you can call the council on their dedicated helpline number on 0114 273 4567 .

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  • Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    The Government has announced that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December and enter into the tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Some tier 3 restrictions will be different this time compared to when Sheffield was in tier 3 before lockdown started on 5 November.The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.

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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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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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