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We are a growing community-based charity, situated in Guildford, Surrey.
We support young people, aged 16+, with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life.
Our activities give our young people the chance to get involved and enjoy an active social life.
halow project is a registered charity providing opportunities and support for young people. We organise social activities as well as work like experiences and supply community-based learning and life skills training for our young people. Our work is funded through a mixed model of fees, fundraising and enterprise.
halow offers a unique blend of activities and sessions, giving our young people the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends and find further educational and employment training through our various initiatives – Building Futures, Social Activities, A Reason to Get Up and the Buddy Service.
Our work could not continue without all our wonderful supporters, who do the most amazing things for us. Whether you are looking to support us alone, with a club, as a school, corporate or even as a community group we would love to work with you. To find out how you can get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.You, your family and friends can make a real difference to the lives of the young people halow supports both now and in the future.
It all began with Harriet, Amber, Laura, Oliver and William. These young people each have a learning disability and together they were the inspiration for our charity, in fact their initials spell the name halow…
At halow we believe that the young people we support have the right to be a respected part of their communities. They are entitled to a life they choose in ways which best suit them just like any other person.
Help make this happen now –
£25 pays for an advice session
£50 covers a 1:1 support session with a young person or an activity session
£250 would pay for a group day out
"halow is helping me to come out of my shell and being more myself"
“It’s great to see how much he’s developed: in confidence, verbal ability, socially, and seeing him have his own say; occasionally even telling people ‘hang on, I’m speaking’. He gave me a great big list of all the things he enjoyed but insisted that the best bit was ‘hanging out with my mates’.”
“halow gives me independence”
“He has improved his social skills, and built some social networks, which is really great to see! He also loves being part of the wider halow community, with all the social activities and support.”
"I love halow because I’ve got lots of friends there and everyone at halow are very supportive."
"I love volunteer work. Thanks to halow I have an opportunity to work with our amazing Volunteers. It is a valuable life lesson and we can share our skills, experiences, good will and support our young people.”
"I love halow because it shows young people with a learning disability they are not alone out there and they have the same life chances as any other young person and halow helps them become more independent and changes their lives"
“I love making new friends and learning life skills through halow”
“It’s great to see some members grow in confidence. I remember when one group member first visited us; he was incredibly quiet, but today he marched up to us and fully introduced himself. Fab!”
“halow helps me work hard and achieve my goals."
"I love halow because of all the support it has given me to help me with my future. This includes socialising with people, giving me job ideas and structuring my week."