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.

SENDing Voices

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.

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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 youth.voice@sheffield.gov.uk 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 youth.services@sheffield.gov.uk   

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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. 

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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.

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Chilypep Sheffield

Chilypep Sheffield empowers children and young people to have a say in what happens in their lives and their communities.   

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Young Healthwatch

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. 

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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: scn-tr.transitionteam@nhs.net or call: 0114 3053768

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Disability Sheffield

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.

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Disability Sport Sheffield

Disability Sport Sheffield provide information on sports clubs and leisure facilities in Sheffield.   This is for disabled people of all ages to find out where sessions are being held.  They have created an activity brochure that shows what is near you. 

It is a part of Move More Sheffield.

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Autism Partnership Board

Get involved and help make positive changes for autistic people, their families and carers.

The Sheffield Autism Partnership Board holds to account Sheffield City Council, NHS Integrated Care Board and Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust to implement the requirements of the Autism Act (2009), the Department of Health's subsequent national Adult Autism Strategy and Statutory Guidance, and the Care Act (2014).

The aim is to:

  • make Sheffield an autism friendly city
  • ensure the views of autistic people and their families and carers drive change and contribute directly to planning
  • raise the profile of autism in Sheffield
  • improve the experience and life chances of autistic people

If you're interested in getting involved with the board please email scapbs@sheffield.gov.uk.