Opportunities to join in and get involved
There are a number of places you can go to meet other people and join in. Below you will see some that are in Sheffield.
Sheffield City Council Community Youth Services have set up a group called SENDing Voices.
The group is for young people aged 13 – 25 with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). It is for those who want to help make things better for young people with SEND.
What does it involve?
- Attend a meeting once a month – meetings will be in an accessible venue in Sheffield City Centre or online
- Talk about experiences of being a young person with SEND
- Work on issues important for young people with SEND
- Work together with other young people and adults to help make things better
What will you get out of it?
- Have a voice
- Share ideas and experiences with decision makers
- Help to make SEND services better for young people in Sheffield
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Learn new skills
- Be able to include this on your CV and get a reference for future jobs or college applications
- Get to do different activities
Contact email@example.com for more information.
SEND Youth Clubs
Sheffield City Council Community Youth Services run the following youth clubs for young people aged 13 to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities:
Leo’s SEND club: Monday 6-8pm, Centre in the Park, Guildford Avenue, Norfolk Park, Sheffield S2 2PL
S Club 5 SEND club: Tuesday 6-8pm, Milan Youth Centre, Longley Lane, Sheffield S5 7JS
Just turn up to your chosen club and a Youth Worker will help you to complete the registration form. For further information contact Community Youth Services on 0114 2057450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sheffield Youth Cabinet
The Sheffield Youth Cabinet enables young people to have a say on issues that matter to them and to influence decision making at a local, regional and national level. Sheffield Youth Cabinet members represent the voice, views and opinions of their peers in their local areas.
Children in Care Council
The Children in Care Council is a group for individuals aged 13 to 18 years who are in care. They work hard on a range of creative projects of their choosing that help change the lives of young people who are being brought up through the care system.
Sheffield Care Leavers' Union
Sheffield Care Leavers' Union is made up of care leavers who are aged 18 to 25 years from different backgrounds. Together they focus on trying to make changes to the care system for young people in care and giving care leavers the best chance of a positive future.
Chilypep Sheffield empowers children and young people to have a say in what happens in their lives and their communities.
Young Healthwatch helps children and young people to have their say on health and social care services and make them more accessible for other young people who need them.
Sheffield Hospital Youth Forum
Sheffield Hospital Youth Forum recruit young people age 12-19 years old, who are patients, ex patients, siblings/carers of patients.
The Youth Forum meets every month to talk about the issues that matter most to them. The forum works hard to ensure that young adults' views are heard to improve services.
If interested in joining or to find out more please email Natalie Parkin: email@example.com or call: 0114 3053768
Disability Sheffield is run and controlled by disabled people.
They run Sheffield Voices. This is a learning disability self-advocacy group that meets at Hillsborough Arena.
Sheffield Cycling 4 All is a Disability Sheffield project. Sessions are held at Hillsborough Park. They have a range of adapted trikes for people with disabilities.