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 children and young people's needs, abilities and interests.

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Who can attend?

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

How do I apply?

  • If you already have a Social Worker, ask them to refer you to SNIPS.
  • If you do not have a Social Worker, please contact the Children with Disabilities Team on 0114 2735368. Ask for a member of the SNIPS team.
  • Complete a SNIPS application form. Click here to open the form.

If a SNIPS short break club is agreed

If a SNIPS short break club is agreed then your child/young person will receive either:

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

A member of the SNIPS team will meet you and your child or young person to get details of their interests and support needs. They will create a profile and complete a risk or behaviour plan (if appropriate) which the club gets to help them meet your child’s needs.

Who provides specialised clubs?

Click on the logos below to open their details on the Sheffield Directory.

ACCT logo.  In blue text it says Autistic children & carers together                               Purple square with a pink house and 2 yellow flowers with love hearts for petals.  Text says Amy's House


Black rectangle with text that says Burton Street Foundation       Bright green pointy splash shape with orange lettering over the top that says MASKK


Red speech bubble with text that says Sheffield Mencap and Gateway          Text says Reach Out CHildcare and has a stick man drawn in green, red, yellow and blue


Gold triangle with 3 snooker balls, 2 are red and one is black.  They have the letters S H and A in the middle.  Text underneath says Stephen Harrison MBE academy                Text says Sunsetters and team work.  Team work is surrounded by 10 hands in different colours


Text says Talbot Specialist School and has an image of 6 drawn arrows pointing at in centrally to each other    Black rectangle with white text that says sport works


Black rectangle with white text that says All about you  They have a base in Woodthorpe and in north Sheffield.



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