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Lockdown Closure Announcement January 2021

January 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Lockdown Closure Announcement January 2021

On Monday 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England will enter another lockdown, where we are all asked to stay safe at home, and to only leave home for essential reasons. This means that Sheffield Mencap & Gateway will be closing our building from 5pm on Tuesday 5 January, until further notice. We will continue to deliver Activity & Learning Hub to our students remotely, either through tailored learning activities that we will post out to you, or through online sessions delivered over Zoom. All students and their families or carers will get a phone call over the coming [...]

Read our Annual Report 2019-20

December 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Read our Annual Report 2019-20

We have recently published our Annual Report for the financial year 2019-2020. The report includes our annual accounts and a foreword from our Chair, Chris Booth-Mayblin, in which she reflects on the year past and the position of our charity now. We have also included a small selection of highlights and a summary of how we responded to COVID-19. You can read the Annual Report here. To request a printed copy of the report, please email mencapoffice@sheffieldmencap.org.uk or telephone 0114 276 7757.

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 [...]