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Increased death rates of people with a learning disability due to COVID-19

June 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Increased death rates of people with a learning disability due to COVID-19

We were shocked and upset by yesterday’s announcement from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that the death rate of people with learning disabilities and/or autism has increased by 134%, from this time last year. More than half of the 386 recorded deaths (from the period 10 April – 15 May) were as a result of suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19. The data has also shown that the impact on people with learning disabilities and/or autism is being felt at a younger age range than in the wider population. People with learning disabilities already face health inequalities and have a shorter life expectancy than those without [...]

A special message from our team to our members

May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on A special message from our team to our members

We want to let all our members know that we miss you, we hope everyone is staying safe and well, and we can't wait to see you all again! Here are some familiar faces, who want to say hello and pass on some positive messages...

Find out more about our children’s services

April 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Find out more about our children’s services

At Sheffield Mencap & Gateway we offer a wide range of services for children and young people, including fitness, performing arts, a Friday night Gateway Club, a podcast making group and much more. In this video, you can hear from our group leaders about what each project does, when it takes place and who it is for. If you would like any more information, you can visit the Children's Services section of our website, or you can email our Children's Services Manager Kelly Daubney on kellydaubney@sheffieldmencap.org.uk.

Useful information and resources for families and carers

April 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Useful information and resources for families and carers

Information about the Post office and DWP working together to support people to access their pension who are self isolating can be found on the link below. Click here to download Support for people who are struggling with their mental health during coronavirus Click here to download Art Packs available to download from Flourish Click here to download   Disability Sheffield is offering companion calls to any ladies who are isolated and do not have the internet who would benefit from a phone chat. If you know anyone who could use this service, please contact Kathryn Littlewood on kathryn.littlewood@disabilitysheffield.org.uk Speak [...]

Activities to do at home

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Activities to do at home

To help our members stay busy whilst Sheffield Mencap & Gateway is closed, we are sharing some activity sheets including wordsearches and art and crafts. Just click on any of the links in the list below to download ones of these activity sheets. World Environment Day activities: Jungle puzzle page Tree and leaf symmetry Rainforest words wordsearch Ideas to look after the birds in your garden A-Z of nature Animal colouring sheets Activities: Magazine art ideas Going on a soundhunt Draw a person templates Australia Wordsearch Colour by numbers Easter art ideas Make a Russian doll Nature Wordsearch Scavenger hunts [...]

Stay busy at home!

April 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Stay busy at home!

We are really missing all of our members and we want to make sure you have things to do whilst we all have to stay in our homes for a bit. So, over the few next weeks we'll be sharing short videos of activities, like cooking, art, drama, quizzes and workouts, from our team here at Sheffield Mencap. The videos will be published on our Facebook page and on our You Tube channel. You can see both of these by clicking on the links below: Visit our Facebook page Visit our You Tube channel We hope you enjoy the videos and [...]