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 & [...]

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Gateway is coming back!

UPDATE: We will be starting a trial of reopening Gateway on Monday 19 October and Tuesday 20 October. You must book on to Gateway and on to the activity you want to do - which we will call you all about in the next few weeks. On our trial dates, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What can you spot in nature?

There is so much happening outdoors at this time of year: chicks are hatching, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, birds are singing and leaves are green. It really is a brilliant time to get outdoors and explore, and even if you can't get outside - you can see [...]

Find out more about our children’s services

At Sheffield Mencap & Gateway we offer a wide range of services for children and young people, including fitness, performing arts, a Friday night Gateway Club, a podcast making group and much more. In this video, you can hear from our group leaders about what each project does, when it [...]

Useful information and resources for families and carers

Information about the Post office and DWP working together to support people to access their pension who are self isolating can be found on the link below. Click here to download Support for people who are struggling with their mental health during coronavirus Click here to download Art Packs available [...]

Activities to do at home

To help our members stay busy whilst Sheffield Mencap & Gateway is closed, we are sharing some activity sheets including wordsearches and art and crafts. Just click on any of the links in the list below to download ones of these activity sheets. World Environment Day activities: Jungle puzzle page [...]

Stay busy at home!

We are really missing all of our members and we want to make sure you have things to do whilst we all have to stay in our homes for a bit. So, over the few next weeks we'll be sharing short videos of activities, like cooking, art, drama, quizzes and workouts, [...]


Closure Announcement: In response to guidance from the UK Government on the COVID-19 outbreak, we are closing all services for adults, children and carers from 5pm today (Wednesday 18 March), until further notice. We know that this is a very difficult time for everyone however we have taken this decision [...]

Read our Annual Report

We have recently published our Annual Report for the year 2018-2019. Take a look to see our highlights from the year, how we have met the objectives in our Business Strategy and what we are focusing on in the year ahead. Just click on the image below to download our [...]

#SpeakUp My Health Report

In summer 2019 we received a #SpeakUp Grant to explore the awareness of and experiences of people with learning disabilities regarding annual health checks (AHCs). We carried out research with more than 50 people, including our members and their carers, and produced a report of our findings and recommendations, called [...]

Run for us in the Sheffield 10K!

Are you looking for a challenge? Would you like to raise funds for Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, making a big difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Sheffield? We would love you to join us in the Sheffield 10k, running as part of a friendly and supportive [...]

The Summer Fair – thank you for your support!

Our Summer Fair was a big success last month, we raised more than £500 and welcomed lots of new faces as well as old friends to Norfolk lodge. As well as the brilliant efforts of our volunteers and staff that helped to make the day such a success, we want [...]