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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

 

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 19th May 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 17th May 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

ACCT is one of the 2019 People’s Projects!

All of us at ACCT were so delighted to receive so many votes and become one of the National Lottery/ITV People’s Projects for 2019, being awarded a grant of £50,000.

For posterity, here is the clip from ITV Calendar News when we got the news

And not to forget, this is the campaign video we made with ITV, which did such a great job at showcasing what ACCT is all about.

Now the campaign is over, let’s talk about the funding and what it will do for ACCT. Through Acctivate, Teenage Club and everything else we deliver, we aim to give children and young people the opportunity to make choices and have control over the activities and trips we do. And then we try to make all of that happen, either through our weekly club sessions, through special trips out, and when there’s enough interest and when we can find the money, we might even start running regular sessions like we do with our weekly football coaching. We aim to help children find hobbies and interests they are passionate about, and develop their confidence, skills and make friends through those interests.

That is basically what the People’s Projects funding will allow us to do for the next 12 months – have a wishlist of activities and things to do, give our young people the opportunity to try as many new things as possible through new activities and taster sessions (such as our life drawing class at Teenage Club), then help support children to stay involved in activities they want to carry on with.

So, you might not see any massive changes in what we do and how we do it, but it gives ACCT the stability to carry on running and developing ACCTivate, Teenage Club, Summer days out, football, swimming and parents meetings for the next year while Sheffield City Council makes changes to its playcare contract arrangements (which currently funds half of ACCTivate and Teenage Club). It costs around £120,000 per year to run ACCT, so we will need to continue to fundraise for the remaining costs of delivering our ongoing work this year, as well as planning ahead for next year.

While the People’s Projects has been a fantastic boost to ACCT, the fundraising doesn’t stop! We still need your support, whether through your donations, your votes and telling people about ACCT and what we do here.

Once again, thank you to all of you for your support and votes in the People’s Projects – it made all the difference.

 

Finalists in The People’s Projects!

Vote For ACCT Poster People's Projects

ACCT are excited to announce that the National Lottery have recognised our work and made us a finalist in The People’s Projects. There are five finalists all competing to win £50.000 of funding, the winners will be decided by a public vote. Our campaign video can be viewed at the link below. Voting is now open and closes on Monday 15th April at midday.

ACCT needs your help. Do you know 10 people who you can ask to vote for us?

– Anyone in the UK can vote
– You need a mobile phone or an email address
– Ask your children to vote for ACCT
– Ask your friends and family to vote for ACCT
– Share our story with your workplace and ask your colleagues to vote for ACCT
– Like, share and retweet our posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
– Send our emails to your contacts

Vote for ACCT and watch our campaign video here – ‘Acctive About Autism’

Go Team ACCT! Help ACCT to win £50K!

ACCT; A place to be yourself…

#PeoplesProjects #ACCTsheffield #ACCTaplacetobeyourself

David Woodhouse

ACCT co-founder, Deborah Woodhouse suddenly and tragically lost her husband, David, on 13th March. For those who don’t know her I just wanted to highlight the tremendous amount of work Deborah did for ACCT, supported by David as well as the work he has done for Sheffield. Without Deborah, ACCT would not exist and, aside from supporting her in this work, David influenced donations made by Henry Boot, including the iPads for the annual raffle. David also worked on site improvements at Work Limited, which provides life skills and occupational training for people with learning disabilities, was involved with the building of the hydrotherapy pool at Ryegate and took part in fundraising activities for Sheffield Parent Carer’s Forum. In 2016 he was in charge of the logistics of getting the elephants placed across the city for The Herd of Sheffield, which raised £410,600 for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. In order to do this, he had to get up in the middle of the night every day for 2 weeks. One of the mini elephants was named Dave after him and it will be attending his funeral on 12th April. Last year, David was sponsored by Henry Boot to take part in Bangers & Cash, an auction and rally to Monte Carlo, which raised money for Roundabout, a Sheffield charity for youth homelessness. Personally, I knew David as a warm and kind man who remained calm through whatever life threw at him and worked tirelessly for his company (Henry Boot), the local community and his family. One of his final gifts to Sheffield will be the donations raised in his name for ACCT and Sheffield Parents Carer’s Forum. His death is a tragic loss for Deborah and her family, but also a loss for Sheffield.

David Woodhouse, loving husband, father, brother and uncle. Also Chartered Surveyor and Builder at Henry Boot Construction, Sheffield Wednesday supporter and a friend to many.

Deborah’s ACCT friends are warmly invited to celebrate David’s life at a service at Sheffield Cathedral on the 12th April 2019 at 1.30 pm and afterwards at the Cutlers Hall. Please let Nicola know if you will be attending – nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk

To donate in David’s memory please click on the link. Donations will be shared equally between ACCT and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum. https://acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page1#!/

 

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

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

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

Parents Meeting 1st May 2019

Quarterly Parents Meeting on Wednesday 1st May, 7-9pm @ St Mary’s Community Centre. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome, new members can register on the night. No need to book. Rachel Eddershaw and Alex Bredice, playworkers at our clubs are delivering a presentation on E-Safety and how to keep your children and young people safe online. Alex and Rachel will be giving advise and tips on –
    • Managing screen time
    • Privacy settings and appropriate content
    • How to monitor what your child has access to
    • Teach your child the skills to be safe online
    • Helpful advice and resources
    • Associated risks of our online society
    • Social media
    • Alex and Rachel will be on hand to answer your questions

Please join us for this informative presentation.

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 17th March 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 15th March 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

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

ACCT Family Days Out

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 17th February 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 15th February 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

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation