Learning disability

a picture showing the Local Offer section of the directoryWe have a section of the directory that's full of advice and details of local support, activities and events in Sheffield for people with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), their parents and carers.

We call this our Local Offer section.

We've highlighted below some of the key services that support people with a learning disability in Sheffield, and their parents and carers.

To see all of the services in Sheffield click on the View all services link below.

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Health Passport

When using these services you may find it useful to give the staff a copy of your Health Passport.

This is a document you can use to give people important information about you.

It can help services support you well, and give them information so they don't have to ask you lots of questions.

Health services

Help from your doctor. Your GP or family doctor can offer you a check up each year to look at your health. This is called an Annual Health Check, and is done by your doctor or nurse. Find out more.

Health and Social Care Trust. The trust has specialist teams providing support for people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield.

The Community Learning Disability Team is a specialist health that provides health assessments, diagnosis, support and care for people aged 18 and above.

The Community Intensive Support Service provides intensive support to people who are very unwell, and who may have behaviours that are high risk and difficult to manage.

The Community Enhancing Recovery Team provide intensive support in people’s homes as an alternative to being admitted to hospital.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. At both the Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital there is a Patient Support Team to support you, help you communicate with the staff and make your views known. Find out more.

Sheffield City Council

Adult Care and Wellbeing. Our support can help you stay as independent as possible. Often simple things can help you stay in control of your life. We can help you find the support you need. When you contact us we will talk to you about your problems and the issues you're facing, and what we can do to help.

Voluntary and community organisations

There are many voluntary and community organisations providing information and advice, support, activities and events. Here are some of these organisations, to view all of them click on the View all services link below.

Burton Street Foundation. Provides support to adults to build independence, including day activities and supported holidays.

Sheffield Carers Centre. Provides services and support for unpaid adult carers in Sheffield.

Disability Sheffield. Promotes independent living for disabled people. so that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

The Hive. Provides daily activities for adults with a learning disability, and one to one support so members can live their life with dignity, purpose and meaning.

Mencap & Gateway. Provides services and support to people with a learning disability or autism and their families since 1951. We want all people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield to be valued, included and respected so they can live fair, full and happy lives.

Under the Stars. Provides performing arts and events for people with a learning disability in Sheffield. including workshops and a night club to help our learners unlock their potential and change their life.

View all learning disability services in the directory.



Ways you can get involved in how learning disability services in Sheffield work.

  • Sheffield City Council: Learning Disability Partnership Board.
    Get involved and help us make positive changes. We want to hear from people with lived experiences of learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals.

  • Sheffield Voices: Learning Disability Self-Advocacy Group.

    We are a self-advocacy group that works to make sure everyone feel welcome, and that they take part during activities. We have face to face and online meets on Zoom, to talk about things  affecting the learning disability community, plus creative sessions, and social groups.

  • Sheffield Parent Carer Forum: Independent Group of Parents and Carers.
    Our aim is to make sure the needs of children and young people (up to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities are met. We bring together parent carers to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice.
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