Sheffield Mencap and Gateway

Sheffield Mencap and Gateway

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  • Learning disabilities / difficulties

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Sheffield Mencap & Gateway is an independent charity based at Norfolk Lodge in Sheffield. We support more than 500 people with learning disabilities and autism, and their families.Our charity was established 70 years ago in 1951 by parents who wanted a better life for their children with learning disabilities. This ambition has not changed. Our vision is that all people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield feel valued and respected.  We believe that everyone should be supported to reach their full potential and to live the life they choose.



Our services for children, adults and carers are person-centred and outcomes focussed. But what does this actually mean? Well, as an example, for members of our Activity & Learning Hub, we’ll carry out an assessment to find out what they enjoy, what skills they would like to learn, how they learn best, and what they would like to do with their new skills. This helps us to give the right support and opportunities, driven towards each person’s goals.

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