People with learning disabilities have the same rights as everyone else

(but not the same opportunities)

The opportunities we provide, in numbers:

220

people are members of Uniting Friends (and growing)

56

daytime activities are offered each week

150

meals are cooked every week in our training cafe

204

evening activities take place each year

Support Our Work

Help us to help as many people as possible. However you support us, we are very grateful.

Minibus appeal

Our minibus is on its last legs (wheels?). It has been a great workhorse over the years but we desperately need a new, wheelchair accessible one that won't leave our members stranded!

Fundraising ideas

If you want some inspiration on some of the ways you can fundraise for us, look no further!

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How we help you

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  • Gain Independence

    We offer training and support for our members' to become more independent wherever possible. We have a fully furnished training flat to teach cooking, cleaning and laundry, as well as a range of special activities and support groups. Read more

  • Make friends, have fun, be happy

    We have over 220 wonderful members to become friends with! Every week we have many daytime and evening activities and events, so you will make a strong group of friends in no time. Read more

  • Health and wellbeing

    We have many projects and activities to do with improving health and wellbeing. Gym, sports, Slimming World, cooking classes, growing food, yoga...you name it, we've got it! Read more

Upcoming Events

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  • Sprout There! Open Day - 26th July

    Visit our Plot! Enjoy Fresh Seasonal Food - Participate in Art Activities - Make Old Stuff Look Like New - Fashion Show - Quizzes - Cosmetics for Sale! Read more

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 24th October

    See what we've been up to over the past year at our AGM. Read more

Members' Stories

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  • William's Story

    William has autism and joined Uniting Friends in 2016. Since then he has worked in the cafe training group, learning new skills and making friends. Read more

  • Julian's Story

    Julian has been a member of Uniting Friends since it began. Hear about his story, as told by him and his mother Gwen. Read more

  • Alex's Story

    Alex joined Uniting Friends in 2012 and now volunteers at the Sprout There! allotment. Read about how much Alex's confidence has increased since she joined. Read more