The worry they have is when they are ill or have died: “Who will keep an eye out on my child? Who will be their voice and speak out for them?”
This is why klasp was started in 2009 with a group of parents planning to provide an advocacy service for our children. klasp now have 2 full time advocates who meet with parents and more importantly with our adult children and really get to know them; what they like, how they communicate and to fully understand their needs.
The advocates are involved in many aspects of improving and maintaining a quality of life; from being a friend, arranging the package of care with Social Services to helping with a house move – a traumatic time for most of us and especially so for someone with learning disabilities or Autism.
The advocates ensure that our children have a programme of activities to ensure their day has meaning, rather than being plonked in front of the telly or stuck in their room on their own.
To support our work we set up a charity shop to raise money and we now have two shops, both in Church Street Enfield. These, coupled with the online shop on this site, help raise the funds we need to run our lifetime advocacy support project.
Our two Enfield shops are shown below
Meet the families
Select any of the pictures below and you will gain an understanding of how each family benefit for their klasp advocate. Not all the families wished to be included on this site and for privacy purposes the names of the adult children have been changed.
Supporters of klasp
Below are a number of business that support klasp and the work we do. We thank them for their support and encourage you to visit their sites