Monthly Archives: June 2019

Support for Over 20’s

ACCT are starting to offer support and activities to the over 20s and we would love for your young person to be involved.

The group runs supportive social opportunities that help young adults to get out of the house and participate in activities with friends and peers.

The aim of the project is to help boost the confidence and self-esteem of young adults, have a positive impact on mental health and build social, communication and life skills.

When the group has established itself we plan to introduce the young people to other support groups in Sheffield such as the A Team and Sapag.

The project is initially being funded through the money donated to ACCT in David Woodhouse’s memory and a project that is supported by his wife Deborah.

We offer fortnightly activities and the next activity is –

WHEN: Monday 1st July 7.30-9pm
WHAT: AIR HAUS Inflatable Park
WHERE: AIR HAUS, Meadowhall – meet in the entrance
WHO: Alex and Dan
COST: £5

Please bring additional money if you will be buying food or drinks.

Future activities will be led by the young people.

Please email if you/ your young person would like to come along –nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk

Parents Meeting

UPDATE: Many apologies but the July Parent’s Meeting has been cancelled due to unavoidable family circumstances. 

We are rescheduling for Wednesday 18th September, 7-9pm at St Mary’s Community Centre, with Dr Val Harpin joining us for a talk on ADHD.

 

We are excited to welcome Dr Caroline Bleakley to our next parents meeting to deliver a talk on ADHD.

Wednesday 10th July 7-9pm at St Mary’s Community Centre.

Refreshments available.

Everyone welcome, new members can register on the night 🙂

Caroline is an Associate Specialist in Peadiatric Neurodisability at the Ryegate Children’s Centre, part of the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Her special interests include the care of children and young people with special needs and neurodisabilities, particularly Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and learning disability. Caroline runs the ASD workshops at Ryegate and is the lead for ADHD.

ACCT is recruiting! (Deadline has now passed)

Please note: The deadline for applying for these roles has now passed.

ACCT is looking to recruit to the following paid staff roles:

  • Casual Bank Play Workers at Acctivate Children’s Club on Saturday mornings, Teenage Youth Club on Wednesday evenings (at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane) and Football Skills Club on Friday evenings (at Goals, 95 Norfolk Park Road)
  • A Football Coach to work at our Football Club on a Friday evening (at Goals, 95 Norfolk Park Road) and Acctivate Children’s Club (at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane) on a Saturday morning.
  • Two Football Assistants to work at our Football Club on a Friday evening (at Goals, 95 Norfolk Park Road) and Acctivate Children’s Club (at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane) on a Saturday morning.

ACCT has been successfully delivering Acctivate and Teenage Club for a number of years. Both clubs are professionally run, well established, offer a range of activities and provide children and young people with an inclusive environment where they can be themselves, make friends, and build confidence and self-esteem.

Our Football Club has been running for 18 months. The club attracts around 12 children a week aged 7-16 years. The main focus of the club is to have fun whilst developing confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills. The club started to provide an inclusive environment for children that are unable to access a mainstream club.

Successful candidates will join our friendly team and be a part of the fantastic work we do in Sheffield supporting children and young people with Asperger’s syndrome and autism.

The deadline for all the roles is 5pm on Friday 5th July. All the information about the roles and the application forms can be downloaded below.

Casual Bank Play Workers

Football Coach

Football Assistants