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Ataxia UK Sheffield and District Branch

Ataxia means ‘lack of order’. People with Ataxia have problems with coordination, movement, balance, and speech. Over 10,000 people in the UK have a form of Ataxia. There is currently no cure but worldwide research is continuing.

Ataxia UK Sheffield and District Branch is part of the national charity Ataxia UK, the branch covers all of South Yorkshire. The group is comprised of a small number of people with different forms of Ataxia, plus their personal assistants/carers. They have been meeting once a month since 2006 at the Circle, an accessible, pleasant and friendly venue in the centre of Sheffield.

 

What we do

 

We are a branch of the National Charity Ataxia UK and have a chair and Treasurer, meetings are informal; members suggest what they are interested in, and what they would like to do. For example:

 

Informative meetings:

  • A talk about ataxia by our local neurologist Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou.
  • A talk by Professor Larry Parsons from Sheffield University about the latest research on the cerebellum

Experiential meetings:

  • Meeting about yoga, massage and meditation.

Informal Meeting:

  • Sharing information and getting to know each other.

Outings:

  • Kelham island Museum
  • Creswell Crags
  • Local restaurants
  • Yorkshire Wildlife park
  • Chatsworth
  • Cannon Hall
  • Sheffield museum

Local Contacts

We have close connections with the Neurology Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Toyah Wordsworth
Contact Position
Chair
Telephone
07900 248745
Margaret Warnock: Treasurer 07779054252 or email: maggiewarncock@hotmail.com
E-mail
wtoyah@hotmail.com
Website
Ataxia UK
Related Links
Disabled Go Assessment

Where to go

Name
The Circle
Address
33
33 Rockingham Ln
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S1 4FW

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
1st Thursday in the month 11am-1pm
Time of day
Morning
Days
Thursday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes

Other Details

Age Range
0 years to 100 years
Facilities
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Meeting Rooms

Miscellaneous

Charity Number
1102391

Last Updated
30/03/2017
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