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.

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

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.

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 !!!!

I’ve got my life back

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.

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.

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.

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