care for a 

better future

Our mission

We support autistic people and people with learning disabilities to live their best lives and cultivate compassionate, equitable communities where they can realise their dreams.

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How we help

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Respite Support

We offer a range of respite services from daytime sessions and holiday breaks to long-term housing for people with profound learning and physical disabilities. Parents, carers and siblings can take time to look after their own welfare, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving high quality care.

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Community Support

We know autistic people and people with learning disabilities want to have the same opportunities as everyone else. Our community support services will help you realise your life goals whether that’s to be more independent, find paid work, learn life skills or try different things and make new friends.

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Health And Wellbeing

Managing physical and mental health is really important for people to lead a full and meaningful life. Our therapeutic and advisory services help you to improve your mental and physical wellbeing and navigate the health and social care systems.

All of the people that we support are unique. You can click the link below to find out more about how our services might meet your specific needs, delivering the change you want to see in your life.

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Do you believe that neurodiverse and disabled people should have the same life opportunities as everyone else? Find out how easy it can be to have a massive positive impact by clicking below.

We’re grateful to all of our supporters, who are helping us in their own way to create compassionate communities.

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How we do things

We are a team of innovators and educators with a common purpose: empowering autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities to lead independent lives. Compassion, bravery, and optimism define us.

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adults in Essex are autistic or have a learning disability, but many do not receive support to live the life they choose. We’re here to meet the growing unmet demand.

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of working age autistic people are in employment, vs 80% of neurotypical, non-disabled people. Our employment and training programmes help people build skills and confidence to secure paid work.

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of families and carers surveyed said their loved one was always or very often felt sad. 82% of people felt lonely due to rarely being able to leave their home. Hamelin’s befriending and mentoring service aims to reduce loneliness and increase resilience of participants.

Our CQC rating is ‘Good’

Whilst the support within each of our services differs, our commitment to high quality, personalised care for people with learning and physical disabilities is unwavering.

Get involved

We have ambitious plans to support 5,000 people over the next three years, but we can only do this with your help. Join us on our journey.

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How you can help

Our fundraisers and volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. If you can give some time, energy, or a donation, we’d love to hear from you.

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How your company can help

Our community is home to many fantastic businesses who want to improve the world for local people. Talk to us about how your staff can benefit from our exciting events and projects whilst changing the lives of the people we support. 

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How to work with us

We’re grateful for the fantastic partnerships we have with other voluntary sector organisations and our colleagues in the NHS and local authority. Please get in touch if you can join us in improving the lives of autistic adults and people with learning disabilities. 

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If you want to find out more about what we do and where we do it, click the link below.

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