Our Outreach service is designed for specific needs of individuals no matter what their living situation. We offer all kinds of support from 24 hour care, to accompanying individuals on their weekly shopping trip.

If you feel you would like some support from our Outreach team, please complete our referral form.

What kind of support is provided?

  • Developing life skills, such as cooking, shopping and maintaining a home
  • Developing independence
  • Learning about finance and budgeting
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Accessing community activities and college
  • Attending health appointments
  • Accessing employment and voluntary work

Who can have Outreach support?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 living with a learning difficulty/disability.

When can I be supported?

  • The support that we offer to individuals is flexible; we work around the specific needs to achieve a positive outcome and a happy living situation for all.
  • The amount of support we give is completely dependent on the individual’s needs; we may visit from as little as 2 hours a week to every day.

How much will it cost?

  • Our Outreach service is priced depending on the level of support that you will need. We carry out an assessment to ascertain this.

How will I pay?

  • Using a personal budget or direct payments.
  • You can use your own money and fund yourself.

Will I need to get anywhere?

  • Not necessarily, staff use the About with Friends vehicles as well as their own personal vehicles for transport purposes.

 

I just cannot thank you enough for taking K my daughter so that she could have fun with her friends on holiday in Milton Keynes, […] it made her extremely happy.

Selfishly for me it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite exhausted after 16 years of constant care. Complete respite is dependent upon the knowledge that your child is in safe professional caring hands. The ‘about with friends’ staff impress me because they display such enthusiastic vocational attitudes towards their care.

We cannot tell you what AWF means to us as a family – a lifeline, a light in the dark. Something that has offered our daughter equality, to have a social life and really support us as a family.

I always have a smile on my face after a day with the members of the team. They are all individuals and each, in their own way, bring joy to my life. They are all much appreciated and I enjoy the gardening of course!

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

AWF offers and amazing, caring, supportive group to both special needs adults/children & their families. Since N joined you he has been to some fantastic places, met some amazing friends and done activities we would never have thought he’d do. You have helped our family life improve by making N a happier, more content, confident boy.

I’ve got my life back

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

This is the best transition I have had for a student in the whole five years I have taught 6th formers!

To all the staff at About with Friday, I had a wonderful time with you guys, and I want to say a big thank you for looking after me. Love from K.

Just a short note to thank you all for your help with our daughter. she has spent many years at school with little improvement in her behaviour and speech, yet in just a few weeks she has been with you guys the improvements in both areas are plain to see.

I am not sure what the different methods used are but please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

We are very aware of her complex needs and how she can change like the wind but we will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labours.