Circles of support – Befriending – Social Events (Equal Futures)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People with learning disabilities or autism (16+)


Equal Futures was established in 2002 by a group of parents who cared for a loved one with a learning disability.

Equal Futures believe people with learning disabilities or autism should have an equal right to a lifetime of support, social opportunities and friendships.

Through their bespoke Circles of Support model they support people to plan for their future to ensure they can live their best life.
Equal Futures carefully match Volunteers to provide bespoke 1 to 1 befriending for some of the people they support.
Volunteers help Equal Futures to plan and facilitate regular group social opportunities for our supported individuals and their family carers.

Equal Futures support is person centered but they welcome people into the wider Equal Futures community where they can enjoy a sense of belonging.

Equal Futures support individuals with ASD or learning disabilities and their families, and don’t charge beneficiaries for this service.

The people Equal Futures support are at the heart of everything they do and can become members of Equal Futures and vote at their AGM.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

  • Free to to beneficiaries

Location information

  • In the community

Opening times

  • As and when required. Person centered service which works with the individuals needs.

Contact Details

Equal Futures
Melrose House, 69a George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2JG

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Complex needs
Long term conditions/disabilities
Low mood
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence

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