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  • Disability Sheffield Services Update

    Disability Sheffield Services Update

    It’s important to us that we keep you up to date with what’s been happening over the last few weeks at Disability Sheffield. In response to the COVID19 outbreak we have made some changes to the services we provide so that we can better respond to the needs of disabled people we work with. All our staff are working remotely from home to keep in touch with our clients, provide the latest information relating to the Coronavirus and offer some new and practical support for disabled people in Sheffield including people who employ a PA for their social care.

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  • COVID-19 e-learning programme for health and care workforce

    COVID-19 e-learning programme for health and care workforce

    To help UK health and social care workers respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created a FREE, open access Coronavirus e-learning programme. The course is available to the entire UK health and care workforce, including people working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.

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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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  • Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

    Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

    The four UK Arts Councils have commissioned a feasibility study to determine whether a UK wide arts access card scheme is wanted, is needed and is financially possible. The feasibility study is seeking additional detailed feedback from disabled and D/deaf people and disability organisations throughout the UK, on key questions which will determine the scope and some operational aspects of the scheme.

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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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  • The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Coronavirus Act 2020

    The Government has fast tracked the Coronavirus Act 2020 which contains ‘emergency powers’ to enable public bodies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the emergency period there is no longer a duty to carry out formal assessments, including financial assessments, to allow the provision of urgent care to people without a full Care Act assessment and, therefore, to prioritise the provision of care and support.The changes to duties under the Care Act 2014 has worried many care users and disability groups. You can download a template letter to write to directors of social care in your local authority to express your concerns about the Act.

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  • Things To Do While Staying Home

    Things To Do While Staying Home

    Staying home for weeks on end can be difficult, so we have put together some useful websites offering ideas on how to keep busy while self-isolating or social-distancing. You’ll never be bored again.

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  • Keeping Physically Active at Home

    Keeping Physically Active at Home

    Our Coronavirus information and Support page contains tips for disabled people to continue exercising at home. Just click on the Physical Health and Exercise link at the top of the page. This includes chair based workouts from Get Yourself Active and SIV home workouts now that the venues are closed and the Exercise Referral Scheme has been postponed.

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  • New Covid-19 PA Register

    New Covid-19 PA Register

    In response to a city wide need for more personal assistants due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Disability Sheffield is hosting a new Covid-19 PA register. The purpose of the register is to hold the details of PAs and other support workers (e.g. from day services) who are available for work and to match people in need of support with a potential PA.

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  • VAS Building Community Network After Big Response

    VAS  Building Community Network After Big Response

    Voluntary Action Sheffield has been overwhelmed with offers to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate the fantastic response. The offers of volunteers is greater than the need or the capacity of charities to recruit and deploy volunteers. Over the next weeks VAS will be building the systems to manage volunteers and match volunteers to requests saying “Please bear with us at this time. We know it won’t be long before the need in the community increases rapidly, and the number of volunteers needed will sharply increase”

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