Category: News

Sport for all

ChAD members enjoying a change from their usual serious topics and discussions.  Craig, Raymond and Stewart thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Big Health event at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield where there were interactive workshops and a variety of accessible sports to enable everyone to improve their health and well being – and having fun at the same time.




ChAD spread Christmas Cheer

During the current pandemic the Committee identified that people who would normally be contacted face to face at day services etc were not being reached.  Most people do not engage digitally so some other way was needed.  They applied to the National Emergencies Trust for funding to produce some easy read booklets.  We are proud to say the bid was successful.  The first booklet has been distributed to almost 1,000 adults with a learning disability in the Doncaster area.  This issue contained information regarding where to obtain support if required and some Christmas themed activities and competitions.  The funding awarded will also cover the cost of equipment (Think Pads) to assist members of the Committee in producing and contributing to future booklets and to encourage and engage digitally with some of the people they represent.

A further two issues will be produced around March and June 2021 so watch this space!

A huge thank you the National Emergencies Trust for making this all possible.




ChAD would like everyone to keep safe in these uncertain times.

Please listen to the Government and stay inside unless it is urgent to go out.

If anyone would like to ring ChAD for any information on support available, or if you are in need of a chat please feel free to ring:

Mobile:              07834 686858

Direct Dial:       01302 965452

Email: or 

If no one is available to take your call on this contact in the present situation please use the following alternatives where Healthwatch staff will be able to update you with information or 01302 965450 / 01302 965458 / 07510 590460


ChAD members have been keeping in touch by Zoom meetings ( by video link so we can see if everyone is ok or they are finding things difficult)

ChAD message to all

At a recent Zoom meeting ChAD members offered their words of tribute on the current situation from which we made this poem:

Stay strong and positive

Is our message to you

As we thank all the people

for the jobs that they do


Parents and Carers

Staff in our home

People who ring us

each day on the phone


Community Hubs

delivering food

And other essentials

to lighten the mood


Volunteers, NHS

Truck Drivers too

The list is endless

All working for You


Please show respect

Don’t let them do this alone




Learning Disability Strategy

ChAD committee members are working with DMBC, Doncaster Metropolitain       Borough Council,  The CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and Family Carers on the Learning Disability Strategy.

This is a plan for the future, based on what people with a Learning disability and Autism need in their lives  to make things better .

There has been several planning meetings,  after which members will be going out engaging with the people they represent to ask them their opinions on subjects like , Housing, Employment, Health, Education, Relationships etc  so people can identify what work needs to be done to improve peoples lives .

The engagement work will be taking place until the end of December 2018 when all the information will be collected in to help write the strategy.