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  • Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Help Make Fashion More Accessible

    Disabled, female and into fashion? I so you may be able to help a student who is doing her dissertation on the the fashion industry’s attitude to disability. Catalina, who is studying at a London based school of fashion and design is planning to conduct a focus group on Zoom with female volunteers to discuss problems in finding suitable outfits and look for solutions to making fashion more accessible.

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  • Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Concern Over Vaccine Passports Phone App

    Disability Sheffield has sent a letter to the Cabinet Office’s Disability Unit expressing concern that disabled people may find themselves unable to use services and get into events if Vaccine Passports become regarded as essential in the UK.

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  • Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Disabled drivers who use the Motability scheme to lease vehicles will receive another insurance bonus because lockdown has led to fewer claims. If you have a Motability Scheme online account you can request to have the money transferred directly to your bank account or you will be sent the £50 payment by cheque in the next few weeks.

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  • A Really Smart Way To Help Out

    A Really Smart Way To Help Out

    A Sheffield charity which helps unemployed people to get dressed for success has opened its own online boutique of pre-loved clothing for sale to boost their income. The Suit Works support unemployed people of all ages who are trying to get into work by giving them a styling session, informal interview skills and free smart interview appropriate-clothing .

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  • Low Pay Commission Roundtable Discussion Invitation

    Low Pay Commission Roundtable Discussion Invitation

    Are you living in Sheffield, disabled and employed on the minimum wage? If so, the Low Pay Commission is coming to Sheffield on a virtual visit on 2/3 June and would like to speak to you in a roundtable discussion to hear about your experiences.

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  • Improving the Adult Social Care Experience

    Improving the Adult Social Care Experience

    Sheffield citizens with experience of adult social care are invited to be be central to Sheffield City Council’s customer experience programme, identifying what is working well, what isn’t and what improvements should be made. The Council will be holding its first online meeting on Friday 4th June presenting the information gathered so far and talking through how people might want to be involved.

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  • Howard Rocks for Dementia

    Howard Rocks for Dementia

    A Sheffield man living with dementia is appearing on the air with a mixture of music and help with knowing your rights. Howard Gordon has secured slots on Deepness Dementia Radio, an internet station, based on the Isle of Harris. The station features shows by and with people living with dementia. During May Howard is presenting a weekly two-hour rock show in support of World Rocks Against Dementia 2021.

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  • Moving out of Lockdown Advice

    Moving out of Lockdown Advice

    The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown calendar moves onto a further stage today as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions. This includes shops and indoor hospitality re-opening and up to 6 people or 2 households being able to meet indoors. However a new COVID-19 variant is spreading in some parts of England and the government is urging caution during this phase in order to continue to stay safe.If getting ‘back to normal’ is causing worries visit the Every Mind Matters COVID-19 hub for simple tips and advice.

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  • Your Views Sought for Radio 4 Social Care Programme

    Your Views Sought for Radio 4 Social Care Programme

    What have been your experiences of social care at home during lockdown and would you be willing to share them with BBC Radio 4 for a programme about social care during the pandemic due to be screened on Sunday June 6th ?

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  • Achieving Fairness in Sport and Physical Activity

    Achieving Fairness in Sport and Physical Activity

    New findings published by national charity Activity Alliance reveal the growing adverse impact of the pandemic on disabled people This comes as Activity Alliance launches their new strategy report “‘Achieving Fairness’setting out a clear ambition to close the fairness gap between disabled and non-disabled people within a generation.

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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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