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Key-Connect Peer Support Group for Parents of Autistic Young people


Do you care for an Autistic young person, with or without diagnosis or on the Pathway? Our Peer support group may be of interest to you.

Key-Connect Peer Support groups aim to provide a safe, inclusive and confidential space for individuals with shared experience to come together.

Attending a peer support group gives you the opportunity to be around others who can offer understanding, emotional support and guidance. We hope that by attending peer support you will feel more connected to others and resilient to cope with life.

Groups are run by a facilitator, who is there to support the group and individual members when needed, as well as connecting members to other sources of support which may be of benefit. There will be the option for professionals to be invited to deliver workshops/offer formal support on needs arising from the group.

Members of the group are invited to share what they choose to about themselves/their experience, and will be given the opportunity to receive guidance and support from the rest of the group. You may not feel ready to open-up or this might take you some time, there is no-pressure, by just being around others we can feel less alone in what we are going through.

The group is designed to provide a safe and confidential space for attendees, there are however limits to confidentiality in the interest of safeguarding, protecting others from harm and where there is a legal duty to break confidentiality. In order to look after individuals who attend the group, facilitators reserve the right to ask individuals not to attend the group if their presence is detrimental to theirs/others wellbeing.

Key-Unlocking Future is a charity based in Leyland that helps people build better lives. 

We catch people before they fall and also help people in crisis find their feet. Since 2014, we’ve provided prevention and critical support to people across Lancashire.

Each week around 200 people attend our free drop-in sessions, access free employment support, attend housing tenancy training, visit our community centre café and much, much more.

You’ll find our employees and volunteers out and about in the community, working in schools, homes and community centres to improve people’s wellbeing. We have particular expertise in supporting people to keep their homes and working with young people to resolve family conflict or get them on a better path, whether that’s via counselling or play therapy or something specific to developing their confidence and skills.

 If you are an individual, we can help you:

  •  Resolve family issues
  • Get support with Domestic Abuse
  • Access specialist help with Autism
  • Avoid homelessness
  • Improve your emotional health
  • Access advice, food, phones, showers and use our address for post, if you are homeless
  • Find employment
  • Tackle rent arrears to stop you losing your home
  • Meet others in your community via The Base
  • Prepare for renting your first home
  • Benefit from counselling
  • Feed your children during the school holidays…and much more.

Address and contact information

Wade Hall Family Centre, 73, Royal Ave, Leyland, PR25 1BL
Contact Name
Contact Position
Group Facilitator/Counsellor
Key-Unlocking Future Website
Send email 07580358080

Other Details


Free to Attend - Booking is Essential


Referral required
Referral Details

Places are limited to book a place please contact Niki on 07580358080 / email:


Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old
16-19 years old
19-25 years old
SEN Provision Type