We are a fun, active and energetic charity based in Cromer, Norfolk.

At About with Friends, we’re passionate about allowing those living with disabilities the chance to live life to the full.

We don’t just offer disability support; we give individuals the opportunity to gain new experiences, learn new skills, do the jobs they want to do and let them know that they’re valued.

From supported living to respite and holidays to work skills, About with Friends are there to give those with learning disabilities a full, fun and cherished life.

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Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

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.

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.

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.

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.

About with Friends and you particularly, have done some great work with excellent outcomes for D. I was particularly pleased to hear that you are working on integration with the Youth Group as I felt he would miss out on peer interaction if he didn’t come to college.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

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

I’ve got my life back

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.