What we do
Equal Futures works to improve social inclusion for adults with learning disabilities or autism. We do this by offering community-based Circles of Support; 1:1 befriending, carefully matching people a volunteer who shares their interests; and by facilitating small scale social events to bring people with lived experience and their family members together for mutual support and fun.
We co-produce bespoke person-centred plans with people who have a learning disabilities or autism. They identify what they want help with and design the support they would like. This might include providing information, taking part in new social activities or providing emotional and practical support during a time of change. Our Circles of Support model is unique and once established, can become self-sustaining, offering life-long supportive friendship.
Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.
To work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation
To build inclusive communities through matching volunteers with people with a learning disability. This will be achieved by building robust partnerships with statutory and third sector bodies to reach out to individuals who are lonely or socially isolated. A key to success in the role is having an imaginative and thoughtful approach to recruiting volunteers who can make an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape and develop the project to make a positive and sustainable difference
Key functions and responsibilities