Specialist youth clubs

You might want to join a youth club. Community Youth Services run two youth clubs for young people (13-25 years) with SEND. Youth Services offer safe and creative activities with experienced youth workers.

  • Leo’s SEN Club (Norfolk Park) - Monday evenings
  • S Club 5 SEN (Longley Lane) - Tuesday evenings.

Please email youth.services@sheffield.gov.uk for more information.

There is lots of information about leisure opportunities on the Local Offer.  Take a look here

See page 31 for information about Short Breaks services. 

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Universal Clubs

A universal club is a group or organised activity for all children and young people.

If there is a club that you are interested in, please talk to them about attending. If you feel you need extra support to be able to attend, then SNIPS may be able to help.  Support could be training for staff or an extra member of staff to help you.

SNIPS stands for Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service. It is a Council-run service.  They support children and young people aged 5-18 years.  They help you access short break activities to give your parents/carers a break from caring.

To apply for support from SNIPS

  • if you child already have a Social Worker, then please ask them to refer you to SNIPS.
  • if you do not have a social worker, then please contact the Children with Disabilities Team on 0114 2735368. Ask for a member of the SNIPS team.

You may also be able to go to a short break club if agreed by SNIPS. This would either be:

  • one session of up to 5 hours per week, during the school holidays, or
  • alternate Saturday sessions of up to 5 hours during term time, or
  • one session after school per week during term time

A member of the SNIPS team will meet you to find out about your interests and support needs. They will create a profile and complete an assessment.  They give this to the club to help them to meet your needs.

Specialised clubs for disabled children and young people

Specialised clubs are for disabled children and young people only.  Sheffield City Council has commissioned these clubs.  You can only access them through a referral from SNIPS.

These clubs have:

  • trained staff
  • adapted premises
  • activities suitable for your needs, abilities and interests.

Who can attend?

Children and young people aged between 5 and 17 years with a disability who need a higher level of support.

You can apply to attend through SNIPS (as above).

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