Equal Futures is a charity which aims to reduce social isolation for people aged 16-35 in Glasgow and Ayrshire with a learning disability or autism spectrum disorder. We help our young adults (focus people) to make friends, improve their social confidence, increase their social connections, and try new hobbies. We offer social events, 1:1 befriending and circles of support. As a result of this support, we provide respite and peer support for the families of our focus people, in addition to advice, information and emotional support.
Our circles of support are unique to Scotland, and allow the focus person to set goals, with members of the circle facilitating their achievement. Members are people close to the focus person, volunteers, and a member of Equal Futures staff. Circles of support ensure that the focus person feels connected and supported.
Equal Futures is a welcoming community to which both the focus people and their families belong. We do not require a formal diagnosis as we know that this can be a difficult process for families. Please get in touch if you would like to access any of our support provisions.
For more information, please visit our website at www.equalfutures.org.uk.
Currently, our support is taking place online and via email/telephone. We are hosting social groups and circles of support meetings on Zoom, whilst also providing information, advice and emotional support through email and telephone.
Individuals, families and other organisations interested in our support can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org .