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.

 

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.

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!

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.