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ACCT Family Swimming 10th November 2019

ACCT Family Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 10th November 5.30 – 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acct-family-swimming-session-tickets-73252150153

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page3#!/

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – http://www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please use the Eventbrite online booking webpage. If you’re having trouble booking online, please  contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Select ACCT as your Co-op Local Cause!

ACCT has been selected as one of the Co-op’s Local Causes. This means that Members of the Co-op can choose ACCT as your local cause and then 1% of what you spend at the Co-op is donated to ACCT. We’ll be one of the local causes for the next 12 months so plenty of time for those 1 per cents to build up!

Please go to https://membership.coop.co.uk/ to select ACCT as your local cause and to join if you aren’t already a Co-op member (it costs £1 to get a card). Thank you!

Here’s a quick guide to selecting ACCT as your local cause.

Once you’ve signed up as a member and logged in, click the ‘See your local causes’ link

Then find ACCT. We’re under the Wellbeing category, you might need to adjust the ‘distance from you’ option to find us.

Then click on our page and then click the ‘Choose this cause’ link.

And that’s it. You should get a message to say you’ve selected ACCT as your local cause, and then shop at Co-op as normal, remembering to get your membership card swiped when you do! Thank you!

Parents’ Meeting Tuesday 26th November 2019

The next ACCT Parents’ Meeting is on Tuesday 26th November, 7-9pm at St Mary’s.

Ruth Howe, Advanced Occupational Therapist at Ryegate Children’s Centre, will present a session on Sensory Issues in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Ruth will cover the basic theory and then introduce practical strategies and equipment.

All ACCT parents and carers are welcome. Parents and carers new to ACCT are welcome to book a place on the session then register as a member of ACCT on the night. Please book a place via the Eventbrite page.

Please note this session is on a TUESDAY evening, not a Wednesday.

ACCT Tots!

ACCT is excited to have received some new funding for a pre-school group suitable for little ones up to 5 years old.
The first session of ACCT Tots is taking place on Monday 7th October at 10-12pm in the Pavilion Room at St Mary’s and will be every week at the same time.
There will be lots of toys, activities and fun in a supportive and welcoming environment. New and familiar faces very welcome.
For more information please contact Emma – emma.reid@acctsheffield.org.uk

 

Support for Over 20’s

WHAT: Drinks, pool and social
WHERE: Riley’s Sport’s Bar, Lescar Lane, S11 8XQ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 23rd September, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Joker
WHERE: The Light Cinema, The Moor (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 7th October, time to be confirmed

WHAT: Meal and social
WHERE: Nando’s @ The Moor (£10 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 4th November, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Bouldering and social
WHERE: The Climbing Works, 150 Little London Road, S8 0UJ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 18th November, 7.30-9.30pm

For more information please contact a.hithersay@acctsheffield.org.uk

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.

Support for the Over 20’s

WHAT: A meal and social
WHERE: Cosmos, St Paul’s Place, S1 2PT. (£10 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 9th September, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Drinks, pool and social
WHERE: Riley’s Sport’s Bar, Lescar Lane, S11 8XQ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 23rd September, 7.30-9.30pm

For more information please contact  a.hithersay@acctsheffield.org.uk

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.

Family Days Out

The last two Family Days Out are –
Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground – Tuesday 20th August 10am – 5pm
 
Tropical Butterfly House – Thursday 29th August 10am – 5pm
Places on the coaches are limited to 69 so if you are able to make your own way to the venues please let me know.

Please note we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £2 per person per trip – acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page2

  • The drop off and pick up point for coaches is St Mary’s, Bramall Lane and coaches will leave promptly at the stated time. Parking at St Mary’s cannot be guarantee so please allow time to find a parking space and obtain a parking permit from reception.
  • There will be no staff present on these trips and children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at all time. These events have been organised for the whole family!
  • Please bring a packed lunch and blanket or alternatively check the web sites of the venues for details of cafes on site. Raincoats/sun hats/sun block maybe needed as well as sensible footwear.
  • Anyone wishing to go around in a large group can do so and we can help to support each other. Any families who may require additional to support to access any of these trips please give me a call.
To book on to any of these trips please email Nicola with the names of all family members on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk
PLEASE CANCEL ALL UNWANTED PLACES IN A TIMELY MANNER

Family Swimming

Family Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 25th August 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Friday 23rd August at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.
Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios –www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool. 
To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 14th July 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 12th July at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

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