WILLS FRIENDS aims to create opportunities for life and become the
collective voice for those with hidden disabilities and Autism and their
families. Our experience has shown that there are many people living in our
community who have undiagnosed disabilities and even those who do have a
diagnosis and their families, life in the community can be an isolated
WILLS FRIENDS is named in memory of a young man with a learning disability
and Autism who struggled to fit in and who in in 2010 aged just 18 he took
his own life because he felt there was nothing to live for. Wills Friends
wants to ensure that lives are saved and not lost.
Why they need our service
WILLS FRIENDS champions the needs and services that those with hidden disabilities and Autism need such as housing that meets the needs of those with hidden disabilities and Autism while allowing them to lead independent lives and offers vital and essential services to vulnerable people and aims to: Provide Advocacy Services, Provide Financial Assistance, Develop local projects that support a range of life skills and enable individuals to be and have a positive role within the community, Signpost to information, advice and support, Deliver Health related projects and services, Facilitate the provision of local services and projects that bring a public benefit and address the feeling of social isolation e.g. Financial Inclusion, Employability services, etc, Support and promote local opportunities that bring a public benefit and address social isolation, Provide practical support, Facilitate the set-up of clubs and groups that offer a safe and accessible place to meet, Develop mentoring opportunities that develop confidence and social communication and interaction skills, Without these vital services those with hidden disabilities and Autism and
their families and carers, face a life of extreme challenges which many, like Will, find too much.
Plan and expected results
HEALS plans to bring about positive changes and create opportunities that
empower and enable those with hidden disabilities and their families and
carers improve their lives and save lives. To achieve this we need your