1st anniversary for Downend charity

On 2nd March ‘Out & About and Away’ celebrated its first anniversary since registering with the Care Quality Commission. Julie Owen (55), from Downend, founded the social enterprise company with her son, Alex (25). They wanted to improve the lives of disabled people like Alex’s sister, Angharad (24), who has severe learning difficulties and complex needs. The company aims to provide affordable care and support including help at home, on day trips and holidays. Their client ages range from 18 months to 90 years old.

The party, held in their new offices, was attended by staff and clients, many of whom have an autistic spectrum condition. They can be contacted on 07545564257 www.outandaboutandaway.co.uk