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  • Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Online Workshops : Help Shape the Future of Sheffield Health and Social Care

    Two on-line workshops delivered via Zoom have been announced for service users and carers, during which SHSC want to explore how you would like to see them working together more closely with service users and carers/young carers. The feedback from the workshops will help guide SHSC to better co-produce the Trust’s strategies as well as improving the services and care they offer. The workshops will be running online on Thursday 9 July 10am–12 pm and Friday 10 July 2 pm–4 pm if you’d like to take part.

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  • Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a draft strategy for Sheffield which looks creatively at how people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum
    condition can be supported to have the best possible physical health and live longer and healthier lives. As part of finalising the strategy the CCG has launched a survey asking for your views, which closes on 7 August 2020.

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  • Be Mindful of Your Health and Wellbeing

    Be Mindful of  Your Health and Wellbeing

    During the Coronavirus pandemic it can be difficult to ensure you are staying healthy both physically and mentally. That is why a number of organisations are producing useful resources to help you and here are a few more you may find interesting offering free sessions and podcasts, including the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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  • Self Care Toolkit

    Self Care Toolkit

    This Toolkit is a relaunched version of the Self Care Library, commissioned by the UK Department of Health as a free service giving sensible advice to everyone on what to do to help yourself and manage certain conditions.It comes with a recommendation to always seek medical advice for relevant diagnoses, prescriptions and other treatment plans.

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  • Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    As the Coronavirus situation continues and people are spending most of their time indoors, people are asking what they can do to keep healthy and boost their immune system. As well as keeping physically active, managing your stress levels and getting enough sleep, what you eat plays a large part in keeping healthy. Vitamins and minerals in certain foods can help.

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  • Keeping Physically Active at Home

    Keeping Physically Active at Home

    Our Coronavirus information and Support page contains tips for disabled people to continue exercising at home. Just click on the Physical Health and Exercise link at the top of the page. This includes chair based workouts from Get Yourself Active and SIV home workouts now that the venues are closed and the Exercise Referral Scheme has been postponed.

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  • Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Have you had your flu vaccine?

    Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people. As we approach Winter, the NHS have published guidelines on who should have a flu vaccine – people who are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, their carers and frontline health and social care workers.

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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Report Shows Level Of Deprivation in Sheffield

    Sheffield is the 57th most deprived local authority in England says a new report – which counts rates of health and disability among its factors. The Indices Of Deprivation 2019 is the follow-up to similar reports from 2015 and 2010. Other factors considered are income, employment, education and training, barriers to housing and services, crime and the living environment.

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  • Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    Petition - Solve the Crisis in Social Care

    This petition asks the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock to solve the crisis in Social Care,pointing out that this issue is just as important as Brexit, if not more so. Chris Sterry, a local carer, highlights the wider impact of the delay to the Green Paper on Social Care on health services and the health of carers.

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