Sparkle Sheffield Membership Scheme

June 17, 2021
by Rachel

Sparkle Sheffield is a registered charity which looks to benefit children and young people with additional needs and their families. No diagnosis is required to access any of our services, although due to personal circumstances and experience we specialise in supporting those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is done by providing parental support, education about the complexities of living with children with additional needs, and coping strategies to deal with the challenging behaviour that autism often presents. Helping the parent/carers to understand and help their children have a better quality of life and increase the child’s opportunities by targeting their main care givers understanding of the complex condition.

What is our membership scheme all about?

The Sparkle Sheffield membership scheme aims to incorporate a support package for families of autistic children.

Membership starts from just £20 per family, per year – however we are currently running this for FREE until August 2021.

In 2020, our members accessed a range of experiences, including…

  • Over 250 virtual events, including Taekwondo, drama lessons, circus shows, Christmas activities, science entertainers, family events, magic shows, bingo, dance classes and more!
  • #sparkleusabedtime stories read exclusively for us by a range of celebrities
  • Priority booking for in-person (where possible) and virtual events
  • Discounted access to wider events such as the World’s First Interactive Pantomime!
  • … and much much more!

As soon as it is safe to do so, we aim to have our in-person events back up and running! This includes social events and parent support sessions, as well as whole family and siblings only sessions. In the meantime, our virtual events continue every day (after school hours) with activities including Lego club, Among Us club, cooking classes and bedtime stories! Sparkle Sheffield membership means you can access these events either as individuals or as a whole family – everyone is welcome!

Our members also receive exclusive access to parts of our Sparkle Sheffield app – meaning you get more information than just what we share on our social media pages and website.

Fill in the forms using the link below – and we’ll be in touch with everything you need to know!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us on [email protected]

*** Eligibility Criteria ***

Membership is applicable per household, therefore completion of the application form in full is essential with details of all relevant individuals. Application forms will be screened by Sparkle Sheffield personnel, so please ensure that they are completed with as much detail as possible. A valid email address is required upon the commencement of membership, as communications, notifications and other information will be delivered via the given email address.

Evidence of additional needs will be required upon completion of the Sparkle Sheffield membership application form. This must be one of the following pieces of documentation;

  • A pathway letter (such as one from Ryegate, CAMHS or the local hospital) detailing an appointment with neurodisability, the paediatric assessments unit, or other investigating clinic or;
  • A letter detailing your/your child’s diagnosis or;
  • A letter confirming you/ your child’s entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

If you have any questions feel free to contact us on [email protected]