Mencap People: Richard’s story

Each issue we profile somebody from Sheffield Mencap and Gateway, to find out more about what makes it such a varied and special place. This autumn we get to know our member Richard Mills better. How long have you been [...]

We partner with local law firm for wills month

Is your will up to date? Local law firm Lupton Fawcett is supporting Sheffield’s learning disability community by making a charitable donation to us for each will prepared by the firm’s Sheffield-based team during October. Anyone [...]

Summer fun with Holiday Hub

It isn’t officially summer at Sheffield Mencap until Holiday Hub starts! Our members have once again had a fantastic time taking advantage of the good (and bad) weather as they explored places in and around Sheffield. Holiday Hub is a chance for our members to take a [...]

Caring for Carers launch new groups

Our new National Lottery-funded carers service ‘Caring for Carers’ has got off to an exciting start, with the launch of a new programme of social, wellbeing and support groups for carers. ‘Caring for Carers’, made possible by a [...]

Our ‘This is Me’ Exhibition Celebrates Learning Disability Week 2023

We will be holding a photography exhibition entitled ‘This is Me’ in Orchard Square during this year’s Learning Disability Week. The exhibition is a series of photographic portraits of our members shot by Sheffield-based photographer Joe Horner, a British Portrait and Portrait of Humanity award winner. Each photograph [...]

Over £10,000 raised so far for Sponsor Me for 70!

Updates from our 70th anniversary challenge  This April marks the end of our 70th Anniversary year, and what a year it's been! We are amazed, impressed and most of all incredibly grateful to all of the people who have taken part in our 'Sponsor Me for 70' fundraising [...]

70 Stories: stories from Mencafé

Every Thursday and Friday at Sheffield Mencap and Gateway we run our own café, known as 'Mencafé'. Members of our cooking group, along with staff and volunteers, work together to cook and serve a delicious 2-course lunch to the whole staff team, and sometimes members of the public [...]

Stories from Shine Out on Saturday

Shine Out on Saturday (SOS) is our performance and visual arts group for children aged 6 – 17. The group enjoys activities including circus skills, dance, puppetry, comedy, improvisation and mime. SOS is a vibrant, welcoming group and the children who attend have formed close friendships. SOS staff [...]

The publication of our ‘Ten Stories’ book

Our wonderful ‘Ten Stories’ book has now been published! ‘Ten Stories’ was created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway and tell the stories of ten of our members, carers and families. The writer – Sheffield Mencap’s Volunteering and Gateway Manager, Jonathan Raimondi – gave [...]

Looking after your wellbeing in 2022

Do you want to improve your health? This year, take some simple and sustainable steps towards a happier, healthier you. Live Lighter If you would like to improve your diet and build a healthier relationship with food then our 'Live Lighter' course could be for you. [...]

Our performance at The Abbeydale Picture House

On Sunday 28th November, a group of children from Sheffield Mencap and Gateway's children's projects took to the stage at The Abbeydale Picture House to perform their circus-themed extravaganza 'The Greatest Show!' The classic 1920s backdrop of The Picture House was the perfect place to show [...]

Grand Raffle tickets now on sale!

Could Christmas come early for you? Our Grand Raffle tickets are now on sale, and at only £1 each you won't want to miss out! This year we have a fantastic selection of prizes including: First prize is a Samsung tablet worth £250 Second [...]

Countdown to our Christmas Fair

It's that time of year again.... The countdown to Christmas has begun! It's time for catching up with loved ones, choosing presents, treating yourself to some delicious food and making the most of the festive season. Our Christmas Fair is the perfect place to get yourself in [...]

The Greatest Show is coming!

The circus is coming to town! Shine Out on Saturday (SOS) is a group for children aged 6-17 with learning disabilities or autism. They have been working on their own original show inspired by the circus. Even during lockdown, members of SOS met on zoom [...]

Job Vacancy: Saturday Children’s Support Worker

Join Our Children's Team! Could you support children with learning disabilities and/or autism to build confidence, gain new skills and have fun? Our Children's team is recruiting for a Saturday morning Support Worker The role is for Saturdays in term-time only (39 weeks per year) [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you feeling yourself? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure your own breasts are healthy. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK with 1 in 7 women developing it during their lifetime. There are many [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 & [...]