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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 [...]

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 [...]