Our Maintenance Service provides people with learning disabilities a chance to develop and improve on a variety of skills from repairing and maintaining garden furniture to erecting and painting garden sheds & fences, this also gives them the opportunity to go out and work within the local community.

The service runs between 9-4, Monday to Friday, with 2 dedicated Maintenance staff.

Maintenance Services

  • Erect/repair fences & gates
  • Erect/repair sheds & summerhouses 
  • Building patios
  • Restoring garden furniture
  • Installing garden screens/trellis
  • Painting & treating timber
  • Lawn mowing
  • Hedge cutting/tree pruning
  • General garden maintenance

  • Pressure wash patios, decks or driveways
  • Installing rotary dryers
  • Exterior property painting (low level)
  • Wallpaper stripping
  • Erect flat pack furniture
  • Hanging shelves & mirrors
  • Lawn care
  • Fitting curtain poles
  • Installing grab handles

Contact us about your Maintenance job?

If you have some old garden furniture that would benefit from some tender love and care, a fence that needs a spruce up with a fresh coat of paint or another maintenance project that you think would be suitable for us, please feel free to get in contact either by using the form below or calling Jamie Moses on 01263 510 105

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

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.

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!

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.

Many thanks again for J’s lovely break in Derbyshire with About with Friends. He really enjoyed himself, had loads of fun and told us all about the cable cars, stepping stones, cinema, meals out, etc.! We would be very grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who organised the holiday and supported our youngsters to enable them to have such a wonderful time. We are also very grateful as we, ourselves, were able to enjoy a short break in Paris, which was wonderful and recharged our batteries!

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

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.

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.

Thank you for taking K to Milton Keynes on holiday, it made her extremely happy. Selfishly, it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite after 16 years of constant care.

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.