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How we Began

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. Their families were concerned about the children’s prospects and that of other youngsters like them and so in 2006 the parents got together with the aim of nurturing young people with disabilities and guiding them towards fulfilled and happy lives. And so, the halow project was born.


From humble beginnings (one room and one person), halow has developed beyond all expectations. We now employ over 60 members of staff, with 30 Buddies and many volunteers.  We support over 190 young people in their quest to lead meaningful, independent lives.


We have become a significant organisation; seen as a specialist in our field, not only by young people and their parents but also by the local authority and the wider third sector.

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