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  • Keep Yorkshire Safe and Inclusive.

    Keep Yorkshire Safe and Inclusive.

    Disability groups in West Yorkshire have called for people to continue wearing masks to help protect those who are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus. Calderdale Covid-19 Disability Advisory Group are asking the Mayor of West Yorkshire and Calderdale Council to provide all public services in as safe a way as possible, improve ventilation and mask wearing ( except for exemptions )on all public transport and encourage the continuation of optional working from home.

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  • Video Advice For Clinically Vulnerable People

    Video Advice For Clinically Vulnerable People

    We know that a lot of people who have been shielding are very anxious about opening up so we worked with Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, to come up with some guidance both for shielders and also for the rest of society. We produced three videos that resulted from these conversations which are now joined together so you can watch them all in one go.

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  • Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Anger Over 'Ban' on 'Clinically Vulnerable' at Events

    Disability rights campaigners are accusing the Government of discrimination because people who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 are seemingly banned from venues being used to host ‘test’ events in allowing crowds to return to venues. These include the World Snooker Championship currently talking place in Sheffield.

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  • Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Updated Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' during New Lockdown

    Government guidance for people who have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ was updated on 7th January. Letters are being sent to everyone in this group. You are advised not to go to the shops or to a pharmacy and to register for additional support. COVID-19 case numbers are now very high and rising rapidly across the country, driven by the new variant of COVID-19.Everyone in England, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, is required to follow the new national Stay at Home lockdown guidance.

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  • Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    Signing up for Vitamin D Supplements

    The government has recommended taking a Vitamin D supplement during the Autumn and Winter months and is offering a free 4 month supply for adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you would like to opt-in to receive your free supply of vitamin D, you will need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 4 January 2021.

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  • New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    New Guidance for Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

    Adults (18 and over) who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the group of people who are classed as clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ and at higher risk from Coronavirus. In England GPs have been asked to contact patients affected by this decision to discuss what it means for them and their specific health needs. Check out resources from the Down’s Syndrome Association to help you stay safe and well.

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  • Mixed and Confusing Messages for 'Vulnerable'

    Mixed and Confusing Messages for 'Vulnerable'

    Charities have called for clarity over shielding plans for ‘vulnerable’ and ‘extremely vulnerable’ people during the current pandemic – with news of some people being told by text message that they no longer qualify for government food parcels.Representatives of almost 50 organisations have signed an open letter to the Government warning that millions of people are getting mixed and confused messages about the easing of shielding measures potentially putting their health and safety at serious risk. The letter calls for ongoing support that must be co-produced with people directly affected and makes a number of recommendations for improved communication and support.

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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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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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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

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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