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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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!

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.