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  • Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

    Carers UK, an organisation designed to help the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones, has set up a new survey about the effects of Coronavirus on carers’ lives and on the lives of people they care for over the last five months. The results of an earlier survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs. The closing date of the survey is Sunday September 27.

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  • Remote Technology Survey

    Remote Technology Survey

    During the Covid19 pandemic many appointments, meetings and leisure activities have taken place remotely. Shaping Our Lives want to find out if remote communication technology is a good way for you to take part or receive a service or if remote ways of communicating are difficult or impossible for you to use.

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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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  • Short Term Care Consultation

    Short Term Care Consultation

    Sheffield City Council have launched a survey asking for your views about short-term care for older people. The information from this survey will be used to help Sheffield City Council produce a short-term care strategy for older people. The survey closes on 25th September.The consultation is primarily for unpaid carers, social care workers and anyone using short-term care to complete.

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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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  • Finding Out The Personal Impacts Of Covid-19

    Finding Out The Personal Impacts Of Covid-19

    The health impacts of coronavirus are well-known but how has the crisis affected the rest of your life? Public Health have developed a questionnaire to support their understanding of the positive and negative impacts of Covid19 in Sheffield.It should take around 10-15 min to complete the questionnaire and you have until the end of August to do so if you’d like to take part.

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  • Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    Share Your Thoughts on Staying Physically Active

    For the last few months during the Coronavirus outbreak , we have been told to stay at home as much as possible to keep ourselves safe . There has been a variety of guidance around keeping physically active, as well as a variety of content created for disabled people and for people who may be unable to leave the house around getting active at home. Get Yourself Active and Sense are asking you to take part in their survey on keeping active.

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  • Reports Reveal the Social Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    Reports Reveal the Social Impact of Coronavirus on  Disabled People

    The Office for National Statistics has published its second statistical bulletin in the series Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain, . Amongst other findings the report shows disabled people were more likely to report that the pandemic and its effects are negatively impacting their mental health compared to non-disabled people and are also more likely to report they feel lonely. Disabled people are much less likely to report having left their home to exercise or to work, and are twice as likely to say they feel very unsafe outside their home compared to non- disabled people.You can also read the general findings from a recent survey on Shielding carried out by Disability Rights UK saying that disabled people feel isolated, alone and forgotten.

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  • Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Healthwatch Sheffield want to understand more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local people and their care and support and are asking you to complete their survey. Their findings will help local decision makers decide how to improve services in the future.

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  • Survey on Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19

    Survey on Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19

    Sheffield Flourish have launched a survey which aims to learn more about the challenges people are facing during COVID-19, and the things people are doing in order to support their mental health and wellbeing.

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