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November lockdown – how this affects our services

November 4th, 2020|Comments Off on November lockdown – how this affects our services

The Government has announced that England will be under new lockdown restrictions from Thursday 5 November, until at least Wednesday 2 December. This affects our services in the following ways: Activity & Learning Hub will stay open from Monday to Fridays throughout this period. We will continue to work under the safety and social distancing measures that we put in place over the summer. It is very important that if any of our students or staff members feel ill and in particular display any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you do not come in. We understand that some students [...]

Tier 3 restrictions do not affect our services

October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Tier 3 restrictions do not affect our services

This weekend (at 00:01 am on Saturday 24 October) Sheffield will go into Tier 3 of the COVID-19 level of restrictions. This means the city (and the rest of South Yorkshire) is now at a very high alert level. Under the new restrictions that were announced on 21 October Sheffield Mencap & Gateway will continue to stay open and running as we have been doing so since August. This includes sticking to all of the social distancing and hygiene measures we have in place, such as the one-way system, temperature checks on arrival, regular hand washing and sanitising, and not [...]

Do you want to be a Trustee at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway?

October 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Do you want to be a Trustee at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway?

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway is looking for ambitious and dynamic people to join our board of Trustees, to help steer our organisation in delivering a better future for people with learning disabilities and autism. We support around 600 people, from all communities across the city of Sheffield. Our membership is diverse and inclusive, as is our workforce and our significant team of volunteers. As we approach our 70th anniversary year in 2021, we have never faced such demand for our services. We support children, teenagers and adults with learning disabilities and autism across many aspects of their lives; from developing [...]

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway on the radio!

September 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Sheffield Mencap & Gateway on the radio!

You may have heard some of our members on Radio Sheffield this week! Billy, Chris, Sandra, Amanda and Tony were all interviewed by Jenny from Radio Sheffield last Friday, when she visited us at Norfolk Lodge. Jenny wanted to find out more about how we have safely reopened Activity & Learning Hub at Norfolk Lodge, and what it means to our members to be back. Jenny also spoke to our Gateway Manager, Jonathan, to hear about our plans to open more services in the next month, including Gateway. Listen again If you didn’t hear it, or would like to listen [...]

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Gateway is coming back!

September 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Gateway is coming back!

UPDATE: We will be starting a trial of reopening Gateway on Monday 19 October and Tuesday 20 October. You must book on to Gateway and on to the activity you want to do - which we will call you all about in the next few weeks. On our trial dates, we'll be offering: 🥣Baking in the Coffee Bar 🎨Art in the Meeting Room 🎶Chat, tv and music ‘Common Room’ in the Disco Hall The important things to remember now are: ✋Please don't call us to book your place at Gateway, we will call you. ✋Please don't turn up for Gateway [...]

Welcome back to Norfolk Lodge!

August 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Welcome back to Norfolk Lodge!

We are so pleased to be starting to offer some building-based services again at Norfolk Lodge! Below you will find some information we have put together for members of Activity & Learning Hub who are coming back to Norfolk Lodge, you can also download this poster to print off at home by clicking here. Some things at Norfolk Lodge will look a bit different and there are some things that we should all do to help us all stay safe. But remember, ALH is still a place to come and have fun, see your friends and our staff, learn and [...]