Building circles of support for people

so that they have a good life even after their parents are no longer here to stand up for them

Building circles of support for people

so that their families have peace of mind about the future

Building circles of support for people

so that they are empowered to realise their aspirations and contribute to their community

Building circles of support for people

so that they form intentional friendships that broaden and enrich their lives

Building circles of support for people

so that they develop stronger links in the wider community

Building circles of support for people

so that they are as fulfilled and happy as they can be

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A Rich Life

ACSYL (pronounced 'axle') builds support networks for people who are isolated by disability, mental health challenges or some other factor.

ACSYL believes that everyone needs and deserves the support of friends - trusted supporters who will be there when parents or family are no longer around.

If you have a family member who needs special care our programme can introduce them to new friends, enrich their quality of life and broaden their horizons.

We All Need Friends

One of the best long-term resources to have in place for a person is a circle of supportive people who know and care about his or her well-being.

We build on the work families do already, and give them a way of extending their support into the future. This means that vulnerable family members continue to live well and be cared for even after their parents have gone.

ACSYL empowers people by offering Information, Planning, Support, and Advocacy.

Down's Syndrome: Rewriting the Story

01 Dec 2016

Are you looking for some inspiration as winter sets in? If so, we recommend listening online to Karen Gaffney, the first person with Down's Syndrome to give a TED talk.

Selected Partners

Kemble Care: Valuing Independence Gloucestershire County Council: Building Better Lives Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group