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

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 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 !!!!

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.