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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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  • Universal Basic Income Plus Proposal

    Universal Basic Income Plus Proposal

    Disability rights campaigner Caroline Richardson and Dr Simon Duffy, founder and director of the Sheffield-based ‘Centre For Welfare Reform’ are co-authors of a new proposal for a universal Basic Income Plus. The authors would like to hear your views on their proposal of a basic income that identifies additional bolt-ons for long term illness, disability, and caring.

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  • Have You Used A Dodgy Benefits Advisor?

    Have You Used A Dodgy Benefits Advisor?

    People claiming benefits often reach out for advice on how to deal with the system – but unfortunately not all advisors are honest and exploit benefit claimants to make money while providing poor or non-existent support. Activist group Disabled People Against Cuts is asking people to tell them about their experiences as they launch a campaign to try to stop these sharks. DPAC has also issued its own advice about selecting a benefits advisor preferably from Citizens Advice.

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  • Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

    Call to 'Be Kind' to People Who Are Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings

    The government has produced new guidance and a new range of exemption cards calling for the public and businesses to be mindful of and act sensitively towards people who are exempt from wearing a face covering. This comes at a time when charities are asking the government to listen to and better understand the concerns of disabled people and to do more to promote awareness around who is exempt from the face mask rules following reports of disabled people facing hostility from the public and businesses. Please get in touch with us to let us know about your experience, whatever it is, and if we can help at all by contacting a service provider on your behalf or helping you to report any incident where you felt threatened.

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  • Changing Places Compulsory from 2021

    Changing Places Compulsory from 2021

    Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets with a wider range of facilities than standard accessible toilets, and include hoists, changing benches and space for carers. From 2021 new buildings including shopping centres, supermarkets, sports and arts venues in England will have to include at least one Changing Places toilet.The government’s announcement will be a major change for building rules in England.

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  • What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    What It's Like To Take Part In Move And Chat

    It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a couple of tins and a towel! These common household items can also help you get fit during the lockdown if you take part in the weekly Move And Chat sessions set up by Sheffield Cycling 4 All a project run by Disability Sheffield. Regular participant John Quinn ‘spills the beans ‘ ( hopefully not out of a tin ! )on what it’s like to take part.

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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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