KeyRing Yorkshire and Humberside

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Read about our Yorkshire and Humberside projects below:

Rotherham Networks

Self-Advocacy Service

Sheffield Networks

Rotherham Networks

Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, which together with its outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with a recorded population of 257,280 in the 2011 census.

Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, its central area is on the banks of the River Don below its confluence with the Rother on the traditional road between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham was well known as a coal mining town as well as a major contributor to the steel industry. Traditional industries included Glass Making and Flour Milling. It’s also the home of Rotherham United Football Club who play their home games at the recently built New York Stadium.

KeyRing have 3 Networks in Rotherham: Thrybergh, Kimberworth Park and Thurcroft.

About 20 years ago the now current Head Of Service in Rotherham invited KeyRing founder Carl Poll to talk to Yorkshire Councils about KeyRing. From those early talks the Kimberworth Park and Honeywell Networks were born and became the first KeyRing networks to be set up outside of London.

We support 30 people in Rotherham with flexible home visits provided by two support workers. We also have a weekly Hub every Friday when we meet up with Speak Up Members at their Galax Premises on Fitzwilliam Road. We share information, hold cook and eat sessions and talk about current issues. We also invite people to speak on topics such as fire safety, housing and community police

Also keep an eye out for a brand new Learning Hub starting at the Unity Centre from August 2019. It’s in association with the Nayi Zindagi group and the courses will be provided and run by WEA Adult Learning.

If you are looking for support in and around Rotherham or just want to get a little bit more info about KeyRing please contact or give Steve a ring on 07939 724 820.

Picnic in the park

Football on grass


Self-Advocacy Service

KeyRing North Yorkshire self-advocacy service supports people with a learning disability and/or autistic people to speak out about things that are important to them and make changes happen.

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Download some of our mental health and wellbeing activity packs.

We work closely with the Participation and Engagement team at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to deliver this service by supporting people with a learning disability and or autistic people to be included and engage with the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board and associated groups.

Working across North Yorkshire, we facilitate a number of self-advocacy groups where we encourage people to talk about local/national issues and campaigns, co-produce work, for example, working with NYCC to deliver their learning disability strategy and take part in local/national consultations.

Self-advocates can elect to join other groups which interest them and are linked to the Learning Disability Partnership Board. They also have the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops both locally and nationally with support from the KeyRing team.

KeyRing self-advocacy groups are usually run on a monthly basis for either one or two hours and these are held at a venue central to the local community where people live. We currently facilitate groups in Northallerton, Easingwold, Scorton, Skipton, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Selby, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale but we welcome the opportunity to run groups in other areas if these are needed.

Please contact Karen Murray who is the manager for the service on 07833 309 693 or email

If you would like to find out more about the work of North Yorkshire self-advocacy service, please visit this website:

One of our projects with the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board has been to produce a guide to saving money on energy. The 'Top Tips for Saving Money on your Energy' booklet contains advice on how people can save money on their energy bills.

Sheffield Networks

Sheffield is a vibrant city with lots to do. Renowned for its music & theatres, not to mention the football. You can always find something of interest.

KeyRing networks support people who have lots of different needs and want to live independently.

Our Community Enablers can help you with managing your money, looking after your home and helping you to get involved in your community, as well as linking you up with other people in the network.

We work across all of Sheffield and have a hub where Members go to catch up and do activities. You can read about some of them in the latest edition of our newspaper and on our Sheffield Stories page.

KeyRing think it is really important for you be to be as independent as possible. We can support you in the way that you want.

Our hourly rates are the same rates as the framework.

For more information contact or on 07977 019 407.

Aerial view of Sheffield

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