What people say:

My son started at Forward Day Services when his last placement could not meet his needs.  There was no time for a proper transition and the staff at Forward worked really hard to get to know my son and to provide a service that met his individual and complex needs.  They took the time to really get to know him and find out what he liked.  At times, when he has become very anxious, they have taken the time to support and help him. The staff at Forward have been very professional, and at the same time, have been caring and compassionate.  Not only do they care for my son, but they have also asked how I am.  This is the first time anyone has asked after me in a very long time.  I have been very impressed with the service from Forward Day Services and I would recommend them to anyone considering a day service provision.

Parent of Service User

What our service users say:

"We feel forward  in heart and love it here"

"Staff are friendly here"

"Happy when at Forward  and especially swimming"

"We like going out in the community"


What people say:

Usnain has autism and a learning disability and needed a service which was tailored and sensitive to his needs. I found Forward Day Services was a perfect fit for his complex needs. The centre has a friendly and flexible approach and work around the requirement of Usnain. Usnain does a variety of activities at the centre such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, swimming, parks, gym, exercise, gardening etc.

Not only does Usnain enjoy taking part in all of these activities, but is also learning to be independent. Usnain has been attending Forward Day Centre for over six months now and he seems to be a lot calmer, relaxed and happier. He particularly looks forward to having his hands, feet and back massaged with essential oils by a qualified therapist. Usnain looks forward to going everyday and seems to be developing very well.

Shameem - Usnain's Mother