Gateway Clubs

We run our popular Gateway clubs at Norfolk Lodge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

On Monday and Wednesday, Gateway club is for adults aged 25 years and over, and on Tuesday, Gateway club is for 16- to 25-year-olds.

Gateway clubs are welcoming and fun. They are a space for adults with learning disabilities to come along, meet up with friends and make new ones. Our coffee bar and disco are relaxed spaces to socialise in, have a drink and a dance, and maybe even take part in the bingo! We also run baking and art activities at Gateway club for those who want to learn or practice their skills.

Gateway club is a safe and accessible environment, led by experienced staff and a team of wonderful volunteers. It costs £3 per session which can be paid on the night.

Want to know more? Please call our Gateway Manager on 0114 276 7757 or email jonathanraimondi@sheffieldmencap.org.uk.

Out & About

Our Out and About programme of activities (which we call OAA, for short) are monthly meet-ups in different places around Sheffield. There are different groups for different interests, but all OAA activities promise to be fun, welcoming and sociable, helping to boost confidence and general wellbeing.

Our regular groups are a good respite opportunity for families and carers, who can be assured in the knowledge that their relative is in a safe and supportive environment with trained staff.

Our OAA groups are:

  • Liberated ladies: a female-only group that meets one Wednesday each month to go out for dinner, catch up and relax.
  • Snooker group: led by a snooker enthusiast and experienced staff member, this group meets one Wednesday each month at a local snooker hall for a game or two.
  • Bowling Groups: these are so popular, we now have two groups, which meet on alternate Saturdays at a local bowling alley.
  • Youth group: this is for young adults and the group meets on one Monday evening each month to do different activities, like mini-golf, bowling, cinema and meals out.
  • Walking group: led by an avid walker with great knowledge of local routes, the walking group heads out on one Saturday each month, enjoying Sheffield’s most picturesque walks, at a leisurely pace.

OAA is a monthly invoiced service and we offer everyone a free trial session so they can see if it is for them, and we can assess their needs.

Want to know more? Please call our Development Manager on 0114 276 7757 or email developmentmanager@sheffieldmencap.org.uk.