Community Friends Project - (Peer Support)

H.A.D’s Community Friends Project aims to improve social inclusion for disabled adults.  Our Community Friend volunteers will provide companionship either by telephone or face to face meetings with the aims to provide peer to peer support, companionship, make new friendships, reduce isolation and share information.

If you would like to know more about this scheme please contact us on 01708 476554 or email: [email protected]

Volunteering as a Community Friend:


If you are able to spare an hour or two a week or month to chat, socialise  or enjoy a pastime, you could make difference in the life of someone with a disability helping to improve their social inclusion, confidence and wellbeing.

H.A.D provides volunteers with training, DBS (where appropriate), expenses and  support every step of the way. Further training and regular ‘Time to Talk’  volunteer sessions are provided to enable volunteers to feel confident in their role and valued as an important part of  H.A.D.

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience for all involved.

Please see our role description for further information on volunteering as a Community Friend.

Social Clubs 

Come along to our  weekly Monday and Friday Social Groups where you can make new friends, chat, use our computer suite, including our Kindles or  tablet, catch up on social media or join the activities in the main hall to play our Wii, board games/card games,  puzzles and more! Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, cakes and companionship.  We hold different themed social events throughout the year with organised lunches varying  from soup/hot rolls, pizzas, pie & mash, fish & chips (to be paid by individuals).  Extra activities have included craft sessions & boccia.

10am to 1pm.     All are welcome to join us.

Introduction to Computers, Internet & E-mail

Find out what surfing the net is all about and how to stay in touch with friends anywhere in the world by E-mail. Work at your own pace, one-to-one with a volunteer tutor. (booking essential).

H.A.D are also an Online Centre and have access to a number of online training programmes.  Please contact H.A.D on 01708 476554  for further information.