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Celebrating 70 years of Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

March 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Celebrating 70 years of Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

This year marks 70 years since we first opened our doors at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway and began supporting people with learning disabilities and their families in Sheffield. Whilst we’re still living in very unusual and uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren’t going to let that stop us celebrating this milestone year. Our plans involve our members, their families, our staff, volunteers, local businesses and the communities of Sheffield.   How are we celebrating our 70th anniversary? Sponsor me for 70 We are inviting anyone and everyone who would like to raise some money for our charity [...]

Activity & Learning Hub is reopening on Monday 8 March

February 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Activity & Learning Hub is reopening on Monday 8 March

We are pleased to tell you that Activity & Learning Hub (ALH) will be delivered in person from Norfolk Lodge from Monday 8 March 2021. Every ALH member will be telephoned in the coming weeks by a member of the ALH team who will give you more information and answer your questions. Just like before the lockdown, we will have social distancing and extra hygiene measures in place to keep our students and staff safe. Have a look at this poster to remind you about these: https://www.sheffieldmencap.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Welcome-back-to-Norfolk-Lodge.pdf We know that many of you have been invited to have your vaccine [...]

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 [...]