We have recently set up a new free service providing support to autistic adults; with the aim of reducing anxiety and increasing independence

  • Maybe you have an autistic family member who wants to get out more, spend time with people outside of the family and do the things they really want to do.
  • Or maybe you want to be part of a meaningful friendship; connecting with someone who really believes in you and wants to support you in achieving your goals.
  • Or maybe you are someone who has experince in autism or caring and you want to volunteer as a befriender with us.

We are looking for you! 


BAAS Befriending Plus aims to put the befriendee in the centre of the service. We spend time getting to know the befriendee, find out their likes and dislikes, where they want to go, what they want to be…and then we match you with a trained and DBS checked volunteer and hopefully, a friendship will be created!

It sounds easy, and we know it isn’t always just as easy as that! Which is why we have a dedicated Befriending Co-ordinator who will support both the volunteer befriender and befriendee closely during every step of the process.

If you or someone you know is interested in any aspect of the service (volunteer befriender or befriendee) then get in contact!

We have initial interest forms below, simply fill one out and email it through!

Or alternatively, you can call our Befriending Co-ordinator, Rachel on 07444152445

I want a befriender (Initial Interest Form)

I want to be a Volunteer befriender (Interest Form)


Or if you want to just socialise with other autistic adults why not come along to our Social and Life-skills evenings!

Run every 3rd Thursday of the month @ Thicketford autism centre 7pm until 9pm.

Parents and carers welcome, check out our blog for more information!