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Finding your voice

February 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Finding your voice

Team leader Tracy Bryant explains what the Young Person’s Radio Project is all about, what sort of things members do and how they and their parents have found it has helped them to develop listening and communication skills, and become more confident. A year ago a group of young teenagers came into a room together for the first time. Nervous parents waited elsewhere in the building expecting their usually anxious child to call them back. Anxious children wondered what awaited them; what is a ‘radio group’ anyway? Well, it’s not all talking into a microphone. There’s a whole range of [...]

  • Be Cancer SAFE

Be Cancer SAFE

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Be Cancer SAFE

We are raising awareness of cancer symptoms and screenings amongst people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. We are part of a local partnership taking part in Be Cancer SAFE (Screening, Awareness, Fast and Early), a community-based approach to improving cancer survival in the region. The partnership, which includes Sheffield Carers Centre and Sheffield Mind, will deliver the campaign messages to three target groups: adults with learning disabilities, carers, and people with mental ill health. Our Cancer Ambassador Sheffield Mencap & Gateway will specifically target adults with learning disabilities and their parents and carers. Natalie Shaw, our Office [...]

Young People’s Radio Group

August 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Young People’s Radio Group

What’s your passion? Sheffield Mencap’s Young People’s Radio Group has been learning about things they’re passionate about; Dungeons and Dragons, clocks, musicals and more. Listen to the group’s podcasts here. […]

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