Today we launched a brand new two year project in conjunction with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR). The aim of the project is to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities across Sheffield.
Back in June we launched the Burton Street Learning Difficulties Board (BSLDB).
It was a big change in the way The Burton Street Foundation works, and a very exciting step for the organisation. Miss the original blog? Click here to read it! The latest report can be found below.
As you may have seen by now, we're currently trying to raise funds to build a hydrotherapy suite. It's been something our clients, their families and carers have asked of us for many years. We understand and believe in the value of hydrotherapy, and it's something we've always wanted to be able to offer. However, Burton Street is a not-for-profit social enterprise, and we run on very tight margins. We don't have any big pots of money tucked away. This means the cost of building a hydrotherapy suite has always been out of our reach.
Over the past week or so a group of our clients have been working on a pretty cool multimedia project, and we thought you'd like to see it.
On Tuesday 28th November 2017, 15 clients and 7 staff took a trip to Barnsley. The Trip was made up from the Sky’s the Limit, Get Out There and the Allotment groups. A week later the crew got back together to reflect on their day. Here's what they said...
On Saturday we were lucky enough to be invited to Bramall Lane to be the official flag bearers!
Last week we were joined by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Anne Murphy, who kindly agreed to judge our 2017 Christmas card competition.
Due to increasing requests, Burton Street is investigating the possibility of developing a respite care service. You can help us...
Quite a big day for us today, as 12.30pm saw the official formation of the Burton Street Learning Difficulties Board.
This week, organisations like ours are coming together from across the UK to support Mencap’s Learning Disability Week.