The Sunday Lunch Club
The Sunday Lunch Club (SLC) aims to provide the opportunity for older people with a learning disability and older families of people with a learning disability to attend a social event and have a break from caring or feeling the isolation of their own homes.
The club meets once a month and enjoys a game of bingo and a freshly made, traditional Sunday Roast. It is a highly popular group with an average of 30 people attending each month to catch up with friends, make new friends and have fun whilst enjoying a delicious lunch.
The club is run by experienced staff and fantastic volunteers who offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Out & About Scheme
The Out and About Scheme (OAA) provides social activities, in and around Sheffield, for adults and young people with a learning disability aged 18 years and over. The scheme delivers eight different groups that meet once a month.
Liberated Ladies is a female only group that meet on a Wednesday evening and enjoyed socialising over a delicious dinner at a variety of locations in Sheffield. The ladies love to meet to have a catch up and the group is always relaxed and full of laughter.
The Snooker group meet on a Wednesday evening and attend a local snooker hall to enjoy a game of snooker or pool. The group is very friendly and is led by an experienced member of staff and snooker enthusiast.
There are two Bowling groups that meet on alternate Saturdays. The groups are highly popular with over sixteen people attending each group. An experienced member of staff and sessional worker lead the group. The groups are very friendly and highly sociable.
The youth group is for young adults aged 17 years to 25 years. The group meet on a Monday evening and enjoy a variety of activities including, bowling, mini golf, cinema and going out for a meal.
The Walking group meet on a Saturday morning and enjoy a leisurely walk around picturesque areas in and around Sheffield. The group is led by an experienced walker with a vast knowledge of walks.
OAA currently run two men’s football teams. Both teams play in the Sheffield Hallamshire Ability Counts League. The teams train once a month at Sheffield Goals on the third Wednesday of each month. They also play their fixtures on Sunday’s throughout the year.
A trail session is offered to all individuals interested in joining the OAA scheme to ensure suitability for the individual. The OAA scheme is a monthly invoiced service.
Fitness Fanatics is a fitness and healthy eating group that runs at Norfolk Lodge on a Thursday evening. The group explores a wide variety of fitness activities including clubbercise, dance, sports, circuit training plus much more. Two experienced fitness instructors run the group.
Gateway clubs are evening social clubs for adults and young people with a learning disability. There are four clubs that are run on weekday evenings at Norfolk Lodge. Gateway clubs offer people the opportunity to meet in a safe and secure environment where they can socialise and engage in various activities. The following groups are offered weekly:
Monday Gateway clubs provide services for adults aged 25 years and older. The club runs from 7pm to 9pm.
Tuesday Gateway clubs provide services for young people aged 16 to 25 years. The club runs from 7pm to 9pm.
Wednesday Gateway clubs provide services for adults aged 25 years and older. The club runs from 7pm to 9pm.
Friday Gateway club, also known as Thank Gateway Its Friday (TGIF), provides services for children and young people aged 6 to 16 years. The club runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The club can also be accessed by siblings of the children and young people that attend the service. There is also a parent and carers room where refreshments are available.
Gateway clubs are non-invoiced services and each club is charged at £3 per person which can be paid on attendance. Each Gateway club is well attended with up to 100 individuals on some evenings. Clubs are run by experienced staff and our wonderful volunteers.