Other Activities

As part of the BAAS Befriending Plus service, we offer free Social and Life-skills evenings.

These are run once a month from the autism centre at Thicketford, every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 pm until 9 pm.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, we are not holding face-to-face meetings until the lockdown has been lifted. Feel free to contact anyone for a chat.

Autistic individuals over 18 years old and their parents/carers are welcome. You can stay as long as you like, whether it be ten minutes or more, up to the full two hours. You are also free to come and go whenever you please.

Parents and carers will have an opportunity to ‘break off’ into another room if they feel a parents/carers drop-in chat is needed. A quiet, dark room is also provided for those who need it.

 

It’s important for us to inform you that there will be no pressure to ‘join in’. Everything is very calm, and everyone is welcome to join in at their own pace.

 

Here are some of the things we get up to at our monthly group:

2019

Our Septemeber 2019 Social and life-skills evening was very well attended! Running every 3rd Thursday of the month @ Thicketford autism centre 7pm-9pm

Carers Christmas bring and share buffet – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Our Annual General Meeting was followed by a hot and cold festive fair which was yet again delicious.


Carers Christmas bring and share buffet – Wednesday 16th December 2015

Xmas Buffet

A short meeting was followed by a bring and share buffet which was absolutely delicious.


ASDA, Astley Bridge, Bolton store donation to BAAS June 2015

Graham Heywood receiving a cheque on behalf of BAAS from Christine Baldwin, Asda's Community Engagement Officer, Astley Bridge Store

Graham Heywood receiving a cheque on behalf of BAAS from Christine Baldwin, Asda’s Community Engagement Officer, Astley Bridge Store In June 2015.

Photo taken by Christine Baldwin of Asda Astley Bridge presenting Graham with a cheque as part of their ‘CHOSEN BY YOU’ event that is part of Asda’s Charitable Foundation.


Bolton Community & Voluntary Services AGM 15th October 2014

Held at ‘The Lion of Vienna Suite’, Macron Stadium.

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From left to right Barbara Brooks, Eira Heywood and Chairman, Graham Heywood ‘manning’ the BAAS stall.