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.

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.

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

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.

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

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.

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.

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 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!