Our Outreach service is designed for specific needs of individuals no matter what their living situation. We offer all kinds of support from 24 hour care, to accompanying individuals on their weekly shopping trip.

If you feel you would like some support from our Outreach team, please complete our referral form.

What kind of support is provided?

  • Developing life skills, such as cooking, shopping and maintaining a home
  • Developing independence
  • Learning about finance and budgeting
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Accessing community activities and college
  • Attending health appointments
  • Accessing employment and voluntary work

Who can have Outreach support?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 living with a learning difficulty/disability.

When can I be supported?

  • The support that we offer to individuals is flexible; we work around the specific needs to achieve a positive outcome and a happy living situation for all.
  • The amount of support we give is completely dependent on the individual’s needs; we may visit from as little as 2 hours a week to every day.

How much will it cost?

  • Our Outreach service is priced depending on the level of support that you will need. We carry out an assessment to ascertain this.

How will I pay?

  • Using a personal budget or direct payments.
  • You can use your own money and fund yourself.

Will I need to get anywhere?

  • Not necessarily, staff use the About with Friends vehicles as well as their own personal vehicles for transport purposes.

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 !!!!

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.