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  • National Voices Launches Our Covid Voices

    National Voices Launches Our Covid Voices

    Our COVID Voices is a project collecting first-person accounts of living through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. You can read the accounts people have submitted and add your own voice to the collection.

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  • NHS Volunteering 'Army' Up and Running

    NHS Volunteering 'Army' Up and Running

    Are you self-isolating and in need of support? If so more help is now at hand thanks to the fantastic nationwide response to calls for volunteers at the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat you can call on NHS Volunteer Responders for assistance.

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  • Which Guide: Vulnerable Households and Food Deliveries

    Which Guide: Vulnerable Households and Food Deliveries

    Consumer advice organisation Which? have produced a new guide detailing the latest advice on having groceries delivered if you or someone you know is vulnerable or shielding from coronavirus.

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  • Participants Needed for Documentary on Disability Hate Crime

    Participants Needed for Documentary on Disability Hate Crime

    Disabled film maker Richard Butchins is looking for strong case studies of people who would be willing to talk on camera about their personal experiences around Hate Crime.

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  • PhD Student's Call For Disabled Workers' Help

    PhD Student's Call For Disabled Workers' Help

    A doctoral student looking into the ‘gig economy’ and how it affects disabled people in the jobs market is looking for interviewees to help with her project. Ioana Cerasella Chis, who is in the first year of a PhD at Birmingham’s politics department wants to speak to disabled, neurodiverse and/or chronically ill people who are on zero-hours, fixed-term or seasonal contracts.All participants will be paid in line with the Real Living Wage for their help.

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  • Smokers in Sheffield Encouraged to 'Quit for Covid'

    Smokers in Sheffield Encouraged to 'Quit for Covid'

    Smoking harms the immune system, reducing the body’s natural protection against infections, like Coronavirus.Smokers are therefore at greater risk of getting acute respiratory infections, having an infection last longer and that infection being more serious than it would be for someone who does not smoke. Smokefree Sheffield is encouraging smokers in Sheffield to “Quit for Covid’.

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  • Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    During the current lock-down many people still have essential hospital appointments they need to attend, but there are several common questions patients are asking about how services have been affected by Coronavirus.Healthwatch Sheffield has put together a Healthwatch Helpsheet to help you called “Getting to my essential appointment”.

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  • COVID-19 themed Scams and Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

    COVID-19 themed Scams and Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

    The National Fraud Reporting Centre has reported a new trend in scams relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and disabled people may be particularly at risk. We have collected together information on some of the latest Coronavirus scams to help you protect yourself and those around you.

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  • Calls to Widen Eligibility for Food Delivery Scheme

    Calls to Widen Eligibility for Food Delivery Scheme

    There are growing concerns that people with specific medical conditions who are unable to shop for food are still not recognised as eligible for an emergency government delivery scheme. People who need to be self-isolating are still having to visit shops in person as they cannot get the help they need, nor any timeslots they need for online delivery. Remember to keep up to date with the Disability Sheffield Coronavirus Information and Support page, where you can find information about local support groups that provide help with shopping or know of deliveries from food shops in your area.

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  • ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    Asperger’s Children & Carers Together (ACCT) have relaunched their fortnightly Young Adults Group ‘ACCTing Out’for over 18s. The group aims to provide support and social opportunities, as well as develop life, social and communication skills. Upcoming events are announced for February and March.

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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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Ruth

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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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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Andrew Crooks

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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