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What We Do

halow’s purpose is to support young people with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life.

Overall halow aims to ensure that every person with a learning disability has the same life choices and chances as any other person.

halow offers a unique blend of activities, giving our young people the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends, find further educational and employment training through our various initiatives like Building Futures, social events and the halow care Buddy service.

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halow care: Buddies
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halow care is a community interest company (CIC) which employs  “Buddies” to work on a one to one basis with our young people to give individual support and encouragement.   Each Buddy is matched with a young person with importance being placed on mutual interests and age matching.

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Social Activities
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This is where it all started ... Jason joined halow in January 2009 to plan, arrange and co-ordinate social activities for our small group of young people.

Since then, we have grown to support just under 200 young adults with a learning disability, and the social calendar has become more and more action-packed. 

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Youth Committee
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halow’s Youth Committee - giving our young people a voice and a choice.

The Youth Committee is open to all who are aged 18 and above who wish to meet friends old and new and contribute their ideas for future events. 

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Building Futures
Building Futures Group

halow’s Building Futures Group (BFG) is an exciting training and development programme for young people with a learning disability. Building Futures is a full-time option that runs 4 days per week. The BFG supports young people to gain confidence and increase their ability to make informed choices about their future.

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ARTGU
ARTGU Garden Group

A Reason to Get Up! will engage young people aged 18 and over to engage in meaningful daytime activity within the local community. ARTGU! will provide opportunities that will give the same sense of purpose and satisfaction that other people of the same age gain from having a paid job.