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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!

We are excited to tell you that Gateway is coming back in mid-October! We have been busy planning and we now have the go-ahead to reopen next month, however there are still some things to be done to make sure that Gateway is safe. So for now, please bear with us – we will be able to answer your questions soon. Everything is a little bit different right now, so we’ll have to be too. But it is still Gateway and we are doing everything we can to make it as fun as it always has been! You might not [...]

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 [...]

Gradually re-opening the doors at Norfolk Lodge

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Gradually re-opening the doors at Norfolk Lodge

From early August, we will start to deliver Activity & Learning Hub on a trial basis to a small number of students at Norfolk Lodge. For the safety of everyone, this is going to be a very careful and controlled process, we cannot deliver all of our services from our building straight away. As we have done throughout lockdown, we will carry on delivering services remotely and keeping in regular contact with our members and carers. We have carried out individual risk assessments for all of our ALH members to help us identify who can safely return at this time. [...]

Wearing face masks on public transport

June 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Wearing face masks on public transport

If you are using public transport anywhere in England, you have to wear a face mask or covering to help protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, there are some people who are exempt from this rule and will not be made to wear a face covering, or stopped from travelling on public transport. This is relevant for many of our members. Here is some information that we have taken from the government's official guidance (you can read this here): The requirement to wear a face covering also does not apply if you have a reasonable [...]

Caring in a crisis

June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Caring in a crisis

During the pandemic, there has been increased responsibility on unpaid family carers to deliver care to their loved one. In many cases, day services and 1:1 support has stopped during lock-down, so caring at home has been required for 100% of the time. Many carers of adults with learning disabilities are at home 24/7 with their family. This has increased the pressure on families and carers, and here are just some of the difficult situations we have heard from families we support: carers are balancing work and care giving some are balancing care of numerous people including elderly parents, young [...]