Leading the way to independence
Our mission is to enable people with a learning disability to live full and equal lives with independence, freedom and pride. Read more
This month we discuss our beliefs and things we would bring back to life. Read more
Members met with our local MP Wes Streeting to discuss their concerns about the dangerous crossing at the Beehive Lane/A12 junction. Read more
We celebrated our 21st anniversary in May 2017. Watch our film showing how far UF has come since its launch in 1996. Read more
People with learning disabilities have the same rights as everyone else
(but not the same opportunities)
Help us to help as many people as possible. However you support us, we are very grateful.
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!
If you want some inspiration on some of the ways you can fundraise for us, look no further!
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
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
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
A celebration of the Royal Wedding - BBQ, Cream teas, live music and lots of flag waving! Read more
A wonderful tea party raising funds for Uniting Friends. All are invited! £12 per person. Read more
A viewing of the winning artwork for our annual contest at TATE Modern. Read more
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 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 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