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  • What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What Has Covid-19 Prevented You Doing?

    What has Covid-19 stopped you from doing that you would have done before? A call for disabled people’s experiences has been made by the People’s History Museum which is working on a film project about disabled people’s experiences and the virus’s impact on independent living. It would like to share your thoughts and experiences their representatives would like to either interview you or watch you on a home-made video clip. The deadline for submission is 5pm, 12 November, 2020.

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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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  • Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Macmillan Cancer Support have published a ‘Cancer and Coronavirus – Know your rights ( in England ) Guide ‘explaining the care you should expect and what to do if you think you are not receiving the right care. “ We know it’s a difficult time for healthcare professionals but we also know that there are millions of people living with cancer who still need the right care, treatment and support. it’s vital that cancer diagnosis and treatment continues as much as possible”.

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  • The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    This one-off grant up to the value of £250 for people with Motor Neurone Disease can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. If you would like to apply, a simple form asks you to outline how COVID-19 has affected your income or finances. Other grants are available and the Association’s Benefits Advice Service can offer guidance about benefits and can assist with obtaining statutory funding or funding from other charitable organisations.

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  • COVID 19 Recovery Resources

    COVID 19 Recovery Resources

    Moving Medicine have produced a range of resources that aim to help people take control of their COVID-19 recovery. The resources have been developed by doctors and medical experts with the help of COVID 19 patients, and includes a handy tips patient information leaflet, active recovery workbook, and exercise programmes.

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  • Sheffield Flourish Follow-Up Survey

    Sheffield Flourish Follow-Up Survey

    Sheffield Flourish want to continue finding out how the lockdown is affecting you and your mental health, and have produced a survey to gather your views. The survey aims to help Sheffield Flourish better understand the continued impact of Coronavirus on the people of Sheffield and is completely anonymous.

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  • Council Announce Three New Coronavirus Testing Centres

    Council Announce Three New Coronavirus Testing Centres

    The first of three local Coronavirus testing units opened on 29 July and is based at Alderson Road Car Park in Sharrow. The unit will be operating from 8am-8pm for a three month period, allowing people with symptoms to get tested for free.Tests can be arranged by calling 119, can be booked or you can walk-in without an appointment.

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  • COVID-19 Independent Living Survey

    COVID-19 Independent Living Survey

    Shaping Our Lives has launched a new survey asking d/Deaf and Disabled people what impact the COVID-19 lockdown has had on their independent living. There are 10 sections in the survey and many of the questions have a choice of answers. You are able to skip any question you wish and all answers will be kept anonymous. The findings will be used to tell people in national and local government the support d/Deaf and disabled people need to get back to living independently, feeling safe and confident.

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  • Face Coverings Compulsory in Shops from 24th July

    Face Coverings Compulsory in Shops from 24th July

    It has been compulsory to wear a face covering on public transport in England since 15 June and from 24th July face coverings will have to be worn in shops and supermarkets. People who do not follow the new rules could be fined up to £100, however children under 11 and people who are unable to wear face coverings because of their health condition ( and for other reasons ) do not have to wear one. There is no official exemption card and you do not have to provide any proof. It is not compulsory to show an exemption card but if you would like to carry a card you can download and print off a card you consider appropriate for you from various websites.

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  • Returning to School Survey

    Returning to School Survey

    Sheffield City Council have produced a questionnaire hoping to hear from families who have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) about any concerns they have regarding the return to school in September. The questionnaire is open until Friday 24 July.

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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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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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