People with learning disabilities have the same rights as everyone else

(but not the same opportunities)

The opportunities we provide, in numbers:


people are members of Uniting Friends (and growing)


daytime activities are offered each week


meals are cooked every week in our training cafe


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.

Uniting Friends

Donate here to allow us to use your gift wherever we think it will be needed most within our organisation.

Fundraising ideas

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



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, name it, we've got it! Read more

Upcoming Events

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  • Groovy Cat Club is back! Every 1st Thursday of the Month. Book here!

    We're back! Four nights at the amazing Groovy Cat Club run by and for people will learning disabilities and their friends! Come and dance the night away with our DJs Boney Tony, Doctor Bass, Spartacus and more! Book your tickets online! Read more

Members' Stories

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  • Charmaine's Story

    Charmaine's mother Elaine tells us about how joining Uniting Friends was a positive turning point for them both. Read more

  • Cynthia's Story

    Cynthia has been a member of Uniting Friends for over 15 years! As she is on the Steering committee, she has really helped shape the service. Read what Cynthia and her mother Claudette have to say. Read more

  • 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