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  • Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Carers Outreach

    Are you a carer who cares for an adult with learning disabilities or autism? Do you feel isolated in this current situation? Would you like to meet like-minded people and find out about exciting activities and events? Sheffield Mencap and Gateway’s Carers Outreach Coffee Mornings start on Monday 5 October (and the first Monday of every month) over Zoom and their Christmas Choir rehearsals start on Thursday 1 October.

  • Mencap Launches Online TV channel

    Mencap Launches Online TV channel

    Mencap, the charity that describes itself as ‘the voice of learning disability’ has launched its own TV channel to alleviate loneliness during the lockdown. It has arrived at a time when research by the Office for National statistics on Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain , shows that many people with learning disabilities have lost social support during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap's Carer Outreach and Workshops

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has released details of new Carers Outreach Sessions and workshops designed to support unpaid carers for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism.These include emergency planning, Health Passports and Sharing Caring Drop-in sessions.

  • New Sheffield Mencap Outreach Group for Carers in Birley

    New Sheffield Mencap Outreach Group for Carers in Birley

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway has set up a new carers’ outreach group for the Birley area of Sheffield. It is part of their Carers Outreach Project and will be meeting every first Tuesday of the month.

  • Join Mencap's Young People's Radio Group

    Sheffield Mencap’s Young People’s Radio Group has been proving how much passion they have for their favourite subjects by making podcasts about them.Places are available for any youngsters with learning disabilities aged between 12 and 16 who wish to join the group.

  • Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    ‘Shine Out on Saturdays’ is a performing arts project from Sheffield Mencap for young people aged 10-18 with learning disabilities and/or autism, using drama, dance and art as a tool to develop self-confidence and social skills. The project runs fortnightly on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm and costs £3 per session. 

  • Learning Disability Week 19 - 25 June

    The focus of this year’s learning Disability Week is employment and Mencap have produced a number of guides for people with a learning disability and for employers.

  • Sheffield Mencap and Gateway Launch Young People's Radio Project

    This 8 week radio broadcasting project starting on 20 May is for young people aged between 12-18 with a learning disability and basic I.T skills.

  • ‘Here I Am’ Campaign

    This hard-hitting and very visual campaign by the Royal Mencap Society challenges people’s perceptions of learning disability.

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