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 [...]

Celebrating sport and inclusion at our Boccia Tournament!

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway is holding an inclusive Boccia tournament during Learning Disability Week, welcoming teams from local businesses, sports clubs and disability groups. The tournament will take place on Wednesday 19 June and will bring together people with and without a learning disability for a fun and competitive day [...]

Question time with our Volunteer Coordinator

To mark Volunteers’ Week 2019, we caught up with Sheffield Mencap & Gateway’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jonathan Raimondi to ask a few questions about his role, and what you can expect from a volunteering role with us. Can you describe what a ‘typical’ day in your role as Volunteer Coordinator involves? [...]

Announcing our Summer Fair!

Join us for a day of family fun in the sun at our summer fair! We are delighted to announce that this year we'll be hosting a summer fair at Norfolk Lodge on Saturday 22 June, 1pm-3pm. Entry is free and there will be something for everyone including a BBQ, [...]

A Weigh to Go!

Would you like to make some changes to your diet, learning about healthy food and eating habits? Our Weigh to Go programme has just relaunched and we have spaces for new members to join us now. A Weigh to Go is for adults with a learning disability and takes place [...]

COPe Roadshow dates announced!

The dates of our Carers Outreach Project (COPe) roadshow have now been announced. Starting on 10 May in Parson Cross, we are visiting a total of twelve community based venues throughout Sheffield in May and June. At our roadshow events, the COPe team will be on hand to tell you [...]

We’ve got Glam Fever…

We are delighted and excited to announce the first ever Gateway Gig! On Wednesday 20 March, from Glam Fever will be performing massive hits from the likes of T-Rex, David Bowie, Bay City Rollers and many more. 7pm-9pm, we are hosting a night filled with glamour, wigs and [...]

Finding your voice

Team leader Tracy Bryant explains what the Young Person’s Radio Project is all about, what sort of things members do and how they and their parents have found it has helped them to develop listening and communication skills, and become more confident. A year ago a group of young teenagers [...]

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Be Cancer SAFE

We are raising awareness of cancer symptoms and screenings amongst people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. We are part of a local partnership taking part in Be Cancer SAFE (Screening, Awareness, Fast and Early), a community-based approach to improving cancer survival in the region. The partnership, which [...]

Young People’s Radio Group

What’s your passion? Sheffield Mencap’s Young People’s Radio Group has been learning about things they’re passionate about; Dungeons and Dragons, clocks, musicals and more. Listen to the group’s podcasts here. […]